Celebrating January First … African American style

“What do the Africans do?” That is the question asked by a then-young girl, 11-year-old Terri Bandele, who was among the first families celebrating the first Kwanzaa celebration from Dec. 26, 1966 – Jan. 1, 1967. Her question and the organized determination of Dr. Maulana Karenga, Bandele’s parents and others, led to the creation ofContinue reading “Celebrating January First … African American style”

Book the best ancestry gift-giving

The best gifts we can give to our family members are the ones that record our histories. Recently, a church member told me that her father’s wife has placed all of his legacy possessions in storage. Since his death, this church member said she has not had access to her father’s belongings, especially the familyContinue reading “Book the best ancestry gift-giving”