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Kwanzaa: Celebrating unity and heritage

Marking its inception with vibrant colors, lively music and the kinara candle, Kwanzaa’s seven-day celebration highlights African and African American heritage, unity and the principals of Nguzo Saba from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.

Christkindlmarkt at the Athenaeum to highlight Kwanzaa 

The second annual Christkindlmarkt at the Athenaeum will look a little different this year — a little more inclusive, that is. Taking place each weekend...

This Weekend in the Arts: Dec. 8-10

Whether you are looking to go out with family or friends this weekend, enjoy live music, visit a museum or art gallery or try...

Spread some holiday cheer! It’s Christmastime in the city

Santa is almost here. We can sense his presents. (See what we did there?) The world won’t be back to completely normal for Christmas 2021,...

Hayes: December is a time for family, friends

Greetings! It’s hard to believe that we have come to the end of 2021! So many challenges and triumphs. COVID-19 is still a real...

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...
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