About the Umoja-SBA Logo

The Umoja-SBA logo is derived from two African symbols MAAT and Mate Masie.

Maat or Ma’at was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation

The implied meaning of the phrase “mate masie” is “I understand”. Understanding means wisdom and knowledge, but it also represents the prudence of taking into consideration what another person has said.


Kemetic Symbol of Truth, Balance, Order, Harmony, and Justice


Umoja-SBA; Wings of Maat; Mate Masie


Mate Masie

Adinkra symbol of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Prudence


Mate Masie Symbol