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Kwanzaa 2014

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

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.

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.

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,...

Nelson Mandela: A Leader's Legacy Living and Breathing Within Today's Youth

Denzel Cummings | Posted 02.14.2014 | College
Denzel Cummings

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.

Meatless Monday: First Fruits of the Harvest

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

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.