Who We Are
USA Today Bestselling Author, N.D. Jones founded Kuumba Publishing in 2016. Kuumba is a Swahili word that means creativity. Kuumba is also the Sixth Principle of Kwanzaa, an African American cultural holiday created by Maulana Karenga in 1966. The principle of Kuumba encourages people “to do always as much as [they] can in the way that [they] can in order to leave [their] community more beautiful and beneficial than when [they] inherited it. (Karenga, 1988).” Thus, N.D. Jones created Kuumba Publishing as a forum for creativity in its various expressions, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent.
Kuumba Publishing is a true family affair. Najja, the artist of the family, designed KP's logo. Assefa, a budding scientist with the heart of an author, will share blog entries and fantasy novellas. Jahi, scholar extraordinaire, will grace us with blogs, scholarly articles, and oratory performances.
Meet the KP Family
Scholar and Blogger
B.A. Morgan State University
M.A. St. Mary's Seminary
Blogger/Aspiring Author/College Student
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Meyerhoff Scholars Program
Artist/High School Student
Baltimore City College