The black candle is relit, then the first red candle on the farthest left is lit, then the farthest green candle is relit and then the second red candle on the farthest left is relit then the second green candle on the farthest right is relit then light the third red candle.
The principle of Kuumba (Creativity) teaches us to commit ourselves to work for a world that is better, more beautiful and more beneficial than we inherited it. It urges us to engage in personal and social practices directed toward constantly restoring, repairing and transforming the world: raising up what is in ruins, repairing what is damaged, replenishing what is depleted, rejoining what is divided, setting right what wrong, strengthening what is weakened, and making flourish that which is fragile and undeveloped. It is a principle that reinforces the instructions of our ancestors to respect life, love, justice, cherish freedom, treasure and truth, faithfully pursue peace, be constantly kind and compassionate, and always do what is good. And it challenges us to take up the task of daring to struggle, sacrifice and bring into being a new world and to become new persons and a new people in the process.