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Kwanzaa: A tradition in empowerment serves as alternative holiday

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For African Americans, or people of African descent who have been living in the United States since enslavement, the celebration of Kwanzaa starts on December 26 and ends New Year’s Day.

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The Grinch who stole America

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Much like the fabled thief who enjoyed snatching joy and kindness from the world, Donald Trump attempts to snatch good tidings out of the holiday season. Let’s take it back.

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Town hall tackles sexual assault featuring NYC Commissioners

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Ark Republic partners with women-lead companies for a town hall to discuss the prevalent issues around sexual assault and harassment.

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Día de los Muertos, a Latin American tradition making death a colorful holiday

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    Mission San Luis Rey, CA - 28 October 2018: Older woman with sugar skull (Catrina) makeup at Day of the Dead celebration (Dia de los Muertos)
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In the 1970s, Chicano activists brought Mexican traditions honoring the dead to the United States. Decades later, skeletons and cemetery celebrations are the norm in some cities.

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The world mourns the passing of a Queen, Aretha Franklin

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Legendary soul singer, Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday morning at 9:50 am in her Detroit home. She was 76.

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South Africa is on the precipice of a land reform bill restoring Black ownership

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In one of the most controversial pieces of legislation since the dismantling of Apartheid, the government works to amend its constitution to include land expropriation. The amendment removes private, white ownership of previously confiscated indigenous Black terrain.

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Caribbean countries make more moves towards renewable energy

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For those in the Caribbean, the best solution to a murky economy just might be shining right over their heads.

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Woman wrangled to the floor in Waffle House found guilty of disorderly conduct

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“My heart is full of rage and anger!!! Lord, please help me!!!!” The tweet sent by 25-year-old Chikesia Clemmons after a Mobile County Circuit Court judge ruled that she was guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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BART stabbings rock Bay Area community, suspect arrested

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Bay Area attacks keep Oakland on edge as some believe that the assault is a hate crime.

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Israeli government passes neo-Apartheid law granting Jewish-only rights

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Retractors of new law says that Israeli Administration’s declaration of a “nation-state of the Jewish people” is racist and discriminatory.

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