Kwanzaa

(Indianapolis, IN) – The Indianapolis 500 Festival is looking for Indy’s black and brown Princesses for the 2016 festival. For years the Princess program has…

The White House issued the following statement from the Obamas on Friday: “Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday…

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement to Black families around the nation celebrating Kwanzaa this year. Michelle and I extend…

“In opposition to alienation and isolation from others, fostered fear and hatred for political purposes, and a vulgar individualism at the expense of others, the principle of Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) teaches us the necessary and compelling commitment to work together to conceive and build the good community, society and world we want and […]

Noting the increasing rise in electronic bill payment and communications, the U.S. Postal Service is continuing with plans to end next-day services and sought approval to eliminate 28,000 jobs,  Reuters reports. Still, the nation’s second largest employer is rolling out commemorative stamps for the nostalgic and collectors including a new Kwanzaa stamp, and a series […]

The Seventh Day of Kwanzaa (January 1) On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle. This represents the 7th principle of Kwanzaa – Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith. The seventh principle […]

The Sixth Day of Kwanzaa (December 31) On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle. This represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa – Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity. The sixth day, which occurs on New […]

The Fifth Day of Kwanzaa (December 30) On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa – Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose. The fifth principle is discussed. The family shares the Unity […]

The Fourth Day of Kwanzaa (December 29) On the fourth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green. And then the next red candle on the left. This represents the 4th principle of Kwanzaa – Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics. The fourth principle is discussed. The family shares the […]