Black lives matter. All lives do. I don't celebrate Christmas. It's not an either or proposition, but I will celebrate Kwanzaa this year as I have for the last 25 years.
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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.
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,...
Mandela's legacy has touched every continent, but it is distinctly personal for me as I see his influence in every mother and father figure I've ever had in my life.
Any holiday that takes its name from the phrase "first fruits of the harvest" gets this meatless girl's attention, so I'm entirely on board with Kwanzaa.
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