| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:14 AM
For the first time in three years, the city of Glendale hosted a Christmas tree-lighting event in Parcher Plaza at City Hall.
While the city still erected a tree and decorated it in the past, tight budgeting prompted officials to nix the roughly $2,000...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The Hampton University Museum will host its annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7.
The museum shop specializes in African and African-American art gifts, perfect for celebrating the Kwanzaa holiday. Gifts range...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:32 AM
How many times have you heard about the "War on Christmas" over the years, particularly from conservative commentators? During the past decade, concerned parties on both sides of the spectrum have argued and yelled and screamed at the top of their lungs...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:47 PM
As a player in the Black Power and civil rights movements of the 1960s, even at only 25 years old, Maulana Karenga was concerned about legacy. He wanted to leave behind something that would both celebrate the accomplishments of his people and challenge...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dear readers, we've come to the end of a year.
It's time for my poem, delivered with cheer.
I write it with gusto and plot it out happily.
I swing for the bleachers, like Papi and Napoli.
By bringing you joy, I couldn't be happier
If I had the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Eastern Shore-born activist who created Kwanzaa told a standing-room-only crowd the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture on Saturday that the post-Christmas holiday is a celebration of "all that is good in life."...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Priya DasSarma's childhood memories of celebrating Diwali in India are bright and happy, filled with firecrackers, lanterns and many, many sweets.
The Ellicott City resident's family moved around when she was a child, bouncing between India, Europe...
| Aug 14, 2013
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 1:02 PM
The weeklong Kwanzaa holiday begins Wednesday and crowds are expected to gather in South Los Angeles to kick off the celebration. The 36th annual KwanZaa Gwaride Parade and Festival is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adams and......
| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Crowds are expected to gather Wednesday in South Los Angeles to kick off the weeklong Kwanzaa holiday. The 36th annual Kwanzaa Gwaride Parade and Festival is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Adams and Crenshaw boulevards. It will wind......
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......