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National Tree Lighting

After Eric Garner, 'What Shall I Cry?'

Carolyn Davis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

The Tree Lighting will be fun and festive. I am looking forward to it. However, the texts from Isaiah, the Psalms, 2 Peter, and Mark push me to recall that casting Advent light in the darkness is not to be reduced to the fun and festive -- it is subversive. It is dangerous. It is protest.

Extreme Holiday Edition: Even in Tough Times, the Wattage Goes Up

Glen Helfand | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Glen Helfand

Holiday lights have a way of quickly masking the mundane in something glittering, at least at night. Apparently it's something that people still believe in this time of year.

PHOTOS: First Sisters Holiday Style

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Black Voices

They've done it again! Malia and Sasha Obama looked too cute at last night's National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The First Sisters have defi...

PHOTOS: The Obamas Impressed By National Christmas Tree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, AP WASHINGTON — Christmas has arrived in Washington. After a 5-4-3-2-1 countdown, President Barack Obama and his family...