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Kwanzaa

A People's Holiday of the United States

John K. Herr | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

President Obama today thanked the American people for "standing up to oppression" by protesting the Columbus Day holiday. He vowed to take aggressive action to "right the wrongs of our current outmoded holiday calendar" as we "embark on a new era of fairness and equality."

After the Holidays: Now Live It

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

This year, I found the opportunity to think deeply about the principles of Kwanzaa again and use them, as intended, to set my course for the New Year.

7 African American Literary Characters That Exemplify Kwanzaa Principles

Zola Books | Posted 03.01.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Today marks the fifth day of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of African heritage. Each day is dedicated to one of seven core principles, or Nguzo Saba. In honor of Kwanzaa, Zola selected seven female African-American characters we felt best exemplified each principle.

'The Best Man Holiday' Cast Talks What's Happened To Kwanzaa

The Urban Daily | Posted 12.30.2013 | Black Voices

In 1966 Dr Maulana Karenga created an Afro-American holiday designed to honor African heritage and tradition called Kwanzaa. The week long celebration...

Meatless Monday: First Fruits of the Harvest

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.01.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

As they say in Swahili, "Habari gani?" This translates into a combination of "How are you?" and "What's shakin'?" It's about the limits of my Swahili,...

Jamie Foxx Wishes Fans A Happy Kwanzaa

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2013 | Celebrity

On Thursday (Dec. 26), Jamie Foxx posted a photo of himself in African clothing with the caption "Happy Kwanzaa!" Yesterday marked the first day of th...

Obama Sends Wishes To Those Celebrating Kwanzaa

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending those celebrating Kwanzaa their hopes for a prosperous and healthy ...

What You Should Know About Kwanzaa

Posted 12.26.2013 | Religion

Though many Americans don't know much about Kwanzaa, it's a beautiful holiday that all can share in. Akiba Solomon of Colorlines.com, federal civil ri...

Merry Christmas Ben Stein

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Laura Wellington

Read and consider a commentary written and recited by Ben Stein on CBS Sunday Morning following The White House's decision to call this year's Christmas tree a "Holiday Tree."

On Not 'Ruining Christmas'

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

I somehow had to go along with this Santa myth to protect the practices and beliefs of other families while de-prioritizing the beliefs my husband and I were endeavoring to instill in our own. How is that fair?

Do You Believe? Americans Less Likely to Believe in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Than a Decade Ago

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Upon further examination, the declining belief in the historical accuracy of the Christmas story tracks other related trends, such as a similar double-digit drop in belief that the Bible is the word of God.

What Unhappily Married Couples Are Thinking This Holiday Season

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 02.12.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

January has been dubbed "divorce month" -- and with good reason. It shows a higher number of divorce filings than any other month. Why? Because people aren't usually in a big hurry to call it quits -- and tell their kids -- right before the family-est time of the year.

We Can Learn The Real Meaning Of The Season From A Holiday Most Of Us Don't Celebrate

Posted 12.26.2013 | Religion

On December 26, when many Americans are cleaning up from Christmas festivities, the pan-African and African American holiday of Kwanzaa is just beginn...

All Your Holiday Questions Are Answered In This Image

Posted 12.19.2013 | Religion

This speaks for itself, and we couldn't agree more. by Dave Lieberman YES! If you agree, check out "Happy Holidays vs. Merry Christmas: The...

Gather Around Celebrating the Stories of the Season

John McCormick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The time I've spent telling stories with my sons is one of the greatest treasures of my life. It has created a special bond between us, something that no one else does for them.

Dealing With the December Dilemma

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Christmas and Kwanzaa are just days away, Hanukkah has just ended, and as always, for many people the issue of interfaith relationships still poses a ...

Oops, I Ate the Whole Pie (and Other Tales of Holiday Addiction)

Robert Weiss | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

The usual holiday reality is sparkling moments shining through quite a lot of disappointment, which is usually caused by the fact that we and those around us often fail in our duty to behave like Santa's perfect little elves.

Stumped By What to Get Your Older Children for the Holidays? Here's a Solution That Will WOW Them!

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.

Let's Set Aside Differences - Not Just This Season, But All Year

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.27.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

''Tis the season, the season of giving -- whether giving thanks, praises, spare change, an extra tip or bonus. You name it, and it's officially "the season" for it.

One Jew's Take on the War on Christmas

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
Andy Ostroy

Of course, Palin is widely known for her intellectual curiosity, her objectivity, her distaste for inflammatory rhetoric and her adherence to facts. So we must ask, is The Wasilla Wonder onto something here?

'Tis the Season to Give Back!

Molly Reynolds | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

There are becoming more and more opportunities to help people all over the world -- without even leaving your home or spending any extra money. And even better, you know exactly how your donation is helping.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

When is Christmas? Boo, gobble gobble, and ho, ho, ho. Toto, I'm not in Kansas anymore. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas -- when did these three, which each used to dominate its own month, morph into what's known as the "holiday season"?

Merry Happy Greetings

Neal Wooten | Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts
Neal Wooten

Merry Happy Greetings Tis the season to be jolly Lest you make a Yuletide folly If you and I were to cross paths Greet me right or incur my wrath P...

Walker Criticized For Not Denouncing Republican's Outrageous Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker (R) was repeatedly criticized by Wisconsin's Democratic Party for failing to chastise state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) for hi...

Republican Makes 'Jaw-Dropping' Remarks About Kwanzaa

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) slammed Kwanzaa, claiming "almost no black people" care about the holiday. "Almost no black peopl...