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It’s Indigenous People’s Day!

When I was growing up, the second Monday in October was called Columbus Day because allegedly this guy comes in and “discovers” a continent where people were already living. Since the arrival of European colonizers, the people indigenous to North… Continue Reading…

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Sunday March 14 is Daylight Saving Time

Every spring, Daylight Saving time always seems to sneak up on us. I feel like it’s two weeks in a row of saying “I can’t believe it’s already almost time to spring forward, I’m not looking forward to losing an… Continue Reading…

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It’s Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year follows a lunisolar calendar. A lunar year lasts approximately 354 days, as opposed to a solar year which is the 365 days most of us are used to seeing. Lunar New Year as a holiday celebrates the… Continue Reading…

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Black History Month

This country was built, quite literally, by Black people. There’s a lot of horrific history that’s been whitewashed to make the people doing the oppressing feel better about themselves. As a white person I know that it is not my… Continue Reading…

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Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr was one of the most notable and recognizable names in the Civil Rights Movement. The work he did laid the ground that the fight is still being fought on to this day. As the youngest living… Continue Reading…

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Kwanzaa: December 26 – January 1

Kwanzaa is a celebration of life that runs from December 26 to January 1. It’s important to note that it is NOT “African Christmas”. Dr. Maulana Karenga is responsible for bringing this festival to life in 1966 as an act… Continue Reading…

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Insert Christmas Post Here

As I sit to write this, it’s Christmas Eve. A lot has happened this year, and at the same time, it feels like nothing has happened this year. I’ve never personally been much for the religious aspect of Christmas, but… Continue Reading…

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December Solstice – December 21

Happy Winter Solstice! I feel pretty safe speaking for most people when I express that I’m definitely getting tired of the super short days. If you love that time of year when it’s been midnight for 3 hours but you… Continue Reading…

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Happy Chanukah 2020

2020 has been hard on all of us, but I want to take a brief moment to extend love and felicitations to all of my Jewish friends, family, loved ones, and followers. May your lights continue burning brightly through the… Continue Reading…

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