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Guest post by Veena Bansal Anyone who has stolen a few glances at the news, scrolled through their Facebook newsfeed, or perused through any other social media outlets recently is, without a doubt, aware of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. I am going to be forthright about my opinion and say that … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter
Many people in America celebrate Christmas. Historically, it is an annual Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Although we don’t know the exact birth date of Jesus, Christmas is celebrated on December 25. A variety of customs are associated with Christmas. Decorating is one of these customs. In the 15th century, people decorated … Continue reading Christmas
For the Love of Music, Celebrate the Holidays with The Culture C.O.-O.P. DAVIS, Dec. 11, 2014 -- The Culture C.O.-O.P. and United in Unity are throwing a music-themed holiday benefit! This community event will take place on Friday, December 12th at Let Them Eat Cake in Davis, CA from 6:00-8:00 PM. “For the Love of … Continue reading For the Love of Music, Celebrate the Holidays with The Culture C.O.-O.P.
Kwanzaa is a Pan-African holiday celebrated from December 26th to January 1st. Its title comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which translates to “first fruits” in English. African-American professor Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga established the holiday in 1966 during the civil rights movement as a means to unite the black community. After the Watts … Continue reading Kwanzaa
Guest post by Glenda Li This Thanksgiving break, while updating my dearest mother, I casually mentioned that I might move to Canada one day. She seemed extremely annoyed at this. I speculated that she might have thought how ridiculous it was that her family used everything they had to move to America to provide a better … Continue reading Why Ferguson Matters to Asian Americans
Written by Charity Peets Everything in a child’s environment clues him or her in on prevailing standards. Apartheid of Children’s Literature, an article written by Christopher Myers, highlights the fact that “Of 3,200 children’s books published [in the U.S.] in 2013, just 93 were about black people.” I wasn’t aware of these disappointing numbers, but … Continue reading “Of 3,200 children’s books published [in the U.S.] in 2013, just 93 were about black people.”