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What Kwanzaa Means for Black Americans

On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, decorations and other cultural objects, such as the kinara, which holds seven candles. At many Kwanzaa ceremoni...

Massachusetts Sends 1st Black Woman to Congress

WASHINGTON — Democrat Ayanna Pressley has completed her quest to become Massachusetts' first black woman elected to Congress. Pressley is also the first African-American to serve on the Boston City Council. ...