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What Kwanzaa means for Black Americans

Kwanzaa celebrations. Black Hour, CC BY-NC Frank Dobson, Vanderbilt University On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will...

Happy Kwanzaa: African Americans Celebrate Their African Heritage

Kwanzaa, a Swahili word that means “first fruits,” is a seven-day festival that honors African heritage in African American culture. Kwanzaa takes place each...

What’s the point of holiday gifts?

By Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut Whether it’s the dread of a trip to an overcrowded shopping mall, the challenge of picking out the right...

39th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the World Beat Cultural Center

By Brian Goodin Photos by Brian Goodin The 39th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration began on Thursday, December 26th in beautiful Balboa Park at the very unique WorldBeat...

The Real Reason We Should Celebrate Kwanzaa This Year

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) For 50 years, Black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Established by Dr....