Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics in the Black Community

Each year, members of the African-American community begin the celebration of the holiday of Kwanzaa on December 26th. Kwanzaa is a cultural and political celebration of the lives of African-Americans and incorporates afro-centric symbols and traditions during a week-long celebration. At the heart of Kwanzaa are seven principles (Nguzo Saba) that are taught and highlighted on[…]

Starting Cooperatives While Behind Bars

Shareable reports on how one major cooperative program spearheaded by prisoners in Puerto Rico is changing their lives both while they are incarcerated and once they are released. According to the National Institute of Justice, 76.6 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within five years in the United States. Compare that with the recidivism rate of[…]