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Local group continues tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa

It’s been 53 years since a professor in California, Maulana Karenga, created Kwanzaa. The weeklong celebration was originally meant to help bring Black people...

365 days of Kwanzaa

Unlike winter holidays with religious origins, Kwanzaa is a celebration of traditional African values and principles that play a positive role in African-American culture....

51st annual Kwanzaa celebration moves to Central Library

Libraries are known as quiet places, but on Dec. 26, Central Library might get a little loud and crazy as line dancers, African drummers,...

Principles of Kwanzaa teach youth values, determination

Seventeen-year-old Sarah Wells says she experienced “a new revelation of self-worth” since embracing the principles of Kwanzaa in her everyday life. Wells has celebrated...

African-American Facts for Week of: December 27, 2015

Know Your History!Up to the early 20th century, most American knowledge of Black history was limited to the African American struggle through slavery and...

African-American History for Week of: November 1, 2015

Know Your History!While slavery in America hosts the background of Black history, the African American impact on history reaches beyond the country's early history,...

African-American Facts for Week of: October 18th

Know Your History!The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson founded the Association...

African-American Facts for Week of: October 4th

Know Your History!The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson founded the Association...

African Writer Accuses African Americans of Appropriating African Culture to Look “Trendy”

In a piece that she admits might be “petty” African Londoner Zipporah Gene calls out African Americans who appropriate African culture.…Black Twitter is littered with countless...

Guide to Kwanzaa Principles

Know Your History!While slavery in America hosts the background of Black history, the African American impact on history reaches beyond the country's early history.Kwanzaa...
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