Kwanzaa

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Black Catholic Round-up (New Year's edition)

Rounding out a year of unexpected tragedies, triumphs, and uncoverings, we reflect on stories honoring the principle of "Imani" to bring in the new year.

A Kwanzaa Round Up

Kwanzaa is a celebration of Black culture that is held from December 26 to January 1. It was first celebrated in 1966. The holiday is based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa. It’s a way for Black people in the diaspora to reconnect with their

Kwanzaa, Day 4 (Ujamaa): Black Catholic churches rebuilding, requesting donors

In an age of closures and mergers, a number of Black Cathoilc are in fact starting new eras—though not without the help of donors. Habari Gani? Ujamaa.

'Educating yourself is arming yourself against ignorance': Part 4 of our interview with Sasha Massey

Our interview with Sasha Massey continues, highlighting history, family dynamics, mental health, angels, and—of course—the Spirituals.

Kwanzaa, Day 2 (Kujichagulia): Part 3 of our interview with Sasha Massey

This second day of Kwanzaa brings part 3 of our interview with Soprano Sasha Massey, exploring her own self-determination amidst incredible challenges.

The Seven Corners (poem for Kwanzaa)

The seven principles of Kwanzaa, a pan-African holiday spearheaded by Maulana Karenga in 1966, meet the history and experience of Black Americans in this poetic work.
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