In the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at the hands of Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen stepped up as a community space to meet the needs of everyone affected – business owners and homeowners who lost their buildings during the Uprising, activists and protesters demanding justice, and all Black community members who are subject to the violence of racism.
For Black people to safely participate and thrive holistically in all facets of American society, with the freedom to contribute their skills and express their passions in a truly equitable world.
To convene a community coalition to reach our goal of Economic Liberation, Social Liberation, and Political Liberation for all Black people.
Independence. Freedom. Emancipation.
Fawohodie embodies these 3 words, and as our community continues our ongoing battle towards achieving independence, freedom, and emancipation, we know that Fawohodie represents us in the best possible way.
One of the many Adinkra symbols, a set of symbols originating in West Africa, Fawohodie was originally used in clothes, pottery, and logos, but it has since transformed into a symbol that represents a message, a message that began with our ancestors and continues with us. We know that this fight began long ago, before we were a thought, but we now carry the torch, and we know that our fight for independence, freedom, and emancipation will never stop as long as Fawohodie represents us.
“The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free. “Maya Angelou