Holidays & Observances

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What Is Kwanzaa?

In 1966 Dr. Maulana Karenga created a uniquely African American and Pan-African holiday called Kwanzaa, which is celebrated from December through January first. Kwanzaa is related to many African celebrations [more…]

Shopping Tips for Black Friday

If you are a serious shopper, you already know that Black Friday is billed as the biggest shopping day of the year. Black Friday falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving when many people have an extra day [more…]

The Origins of Santa Claus

On the morning of December 25, millions of American children gather with their families around the Christmas trees to open gifts left there by Santa Claus. Did you ever wonder who the original Santa Claus [more…]

Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History

Every February, the President of the United States issues a statement that speaks of the important contributions of African Americans to the progress of the nation and the world. Thus, Black History Month [more…]

American Diabetes Month Focuses on Management and Prevention

Every November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other health care organizations mark American Diabetes Month. It is a time to focus not only on awareness but on prevention and management of [more…]

Five Things You Should Know about Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated throughout Britain on November 5. Guy Fawkes Day goes by a couple of other names as well: Bonfire Night and Firework Night. But, you may be wondering who was Guy Fawkes or [more…]


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