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Habari Gani; A Closer Look at the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

Habari Gani; A Closer Look at the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

Habari Gani? This is Swahilli for ‘What’s the news?’, a greeting that is used during the week long celebration of Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1) and is answered by stating the day’s principle. Kwanzaa celebrates, uplifts, supports, encourages, educates, and reminds us of our African heritage that sometimes gets hidden within the world we live. My […]

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but being fat is easier

But Being Fat is Easier

I have always been a skinny person.  Growing up, I was never more than 115 lbs. Everyone, including my mother, always brought my weight to my attention, asking if I ate, or worked out a lot. I played sports growing up; swimming, soccer, horseback riding. Oh, and yes, I ate…loads! I just always had a […]

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The Day the World Stood Still

The Day the World Stood Still

Growing up, I remember the questions were always… “Where were you when Kennedy died?”, “… when MLK Jr. was shot” “Apollo landed on the Moon?” Listening to the tales, I always wondered what my ‘where were you’ story would be. September 11 gave me that story. “Where was I on September 11th”? I was a sophomore […]

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