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Happy Kwanzaa: Kuumba ('Creativity')
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Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity - Using creativity and imagination to make your communities better than what you inherited.
 
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Kwanzaa: Nia ('Purpose')
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Habari Gani? Nia!Day 5, December 30To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.Can any hill stand between you and your beloved? No. Especially if it is your purpose or goal to be with that person. Of course, there are hills in life. Heck, sometimes there are mountains. But when life is good, it s
 
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Kwanzaa: Imani ('Faith')
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Habari Gani? Imani (ee-MAH-nee)!Day 7. January 1To believe with all our hearts in our parents, our teachers, our leaders, our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.When life seems to bring nothing but a string of defeats and disappointments, we've got to have faith that something good is still in store for us. With this faith, we can forge ahead and continue to put forth our be
 
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'Am I Not Human?' Blogging Campaign
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Please let us know if you plan to participate in our monthly campaign. We seek bloggers interested in sharing information about human rights violations with their blog readers on the 27th of each month.All of us need to do something. Protest. Meditate. Pray. In the case of bloggers ... we want you to blog on the 27th of each month. Just share information on behalf of our human siblings in all suff
 
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Village Tip: 15 Ideas to Improve Your Networking
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I have shared tips on 'The Art of Networking' in the past. I thought that the time was right to be more specific. Here are 15 things you should *DO* if you want to make your networking work!Do ask for what you want.  No one is there to take care of you.  Anticipate that contacts may say 'No' and don't be offended if they do.Do be business-like ... always!Do circulate at meetings. 
 
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Sotomayor Accuses Colleagues of Trying to ‘Wish Away’ Racial Inequality
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts such as the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law found renewed voice in an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality — and drew a tart response from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.In her most personal moment in 41
 
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Happy Birthday: Kappa Alpha Psi (1911)
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My father and grandfather were both Nupes. Neither of them are with us today. However, I think that they would be pleased to know that their fraternity ... Kappa Alpha Psi ... is celebrating its 104th birthday today.Do you have any Nupes in your family? If so, call 'em up and say Happy Birthday!Related articlesThis Day in Black History: Jan. 5, 1911
 
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OURstory: Lynching in America
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Some of the most graphic photographs that I've ever seen in my life contained the images of Black men people being lynched. Collector James Allen uncovered an extraordinary visual legacy: photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout America. He published these photographs in his book Without Sanctuary. You can experience the images as a flash movie with narrative comments b
 
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OURstory: Martin Luther King Day
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Today's date is significant because it is Martin Luther King Day. The official holiday, on the third Monday of January, began in 1986. It was the first new American holiday since 1948, when Memorial Day was created as a "prayer for peace" day. Also it was only the second national holiday in the twentieth century (the other was Veterans Day, created as Armistice Day in 1926 to honor those who died
 
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Less Than 48 Hours to Enroll
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You have less than 48 hours left to enroll before deadline day.Take the next step and submit your application today. It’s easier than ever to apply this year – you can even do it on your mobile device.Over 9.9 million people have already signed up, and 8 out of 10 people who enroll save money on their monthly premiums.There’s no better time: Go to HealthCare.gov and find the plan that’s ri
 
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