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The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language. However, Kwanzaa, the holiday, did not exist in Africa. more
Focus on Education By Raphael E. Rogers, Associate Professor of Practice, Clark University Nervous. Concerned. Worried. Wary. Unprepared. This is how middle and high school teachers have told me they … more
By Kathryn Dickason, Visiting Scholar, School of Religion, University of Southern California In the PBS documentary series “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” scholar Henry … more
By Thomas Craemer, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Connecticut The cost of slavery and its legacy of systemic racism to generations of Black Americans has been clear over the past … more
Inspiration By Robert Gudmestad, Colorado State University A plan is in motion to put Harriet Tubman on the $20. That’s encouraging news to the millions of people who have expressed support for … more
Three confederate-honoring holidays are listed on the state's official calendar: Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday Jan. 19, Confederacy President Jefferson Davis’ birthday June 3 and Confederate … more
By Trimmel Gomes/Florida News Connection TALLAHASSEE - After decades of speculation, rumors - and even some evidence that was initially ignored - an archaeological investigation confirms dozens of … more
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