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  • Kwanzaa 2014, Day 3, Ujima means collective work and responsibility
    Kwanzaa 2014, Day 3, Ujima means collective work and responsibility
    Call: Habari Gani?! (What's going on?)Response: Ujima! [oo-jee-muh]Seemy previous article about Kwanzaafor an explanation of the call and response.Today is the third day of the Kwanzaa celebration, and it is focused on collective work and...
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    Trains stuck in a snowstorm, power outages and record warmth
    Trains stuck in a snowstorm, power outages and record warmth top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 28.1880 - The daytime temperature...
  • Michael Jackson the King of Pop
    Michael Jackson the King of Pop
    This article is to celebrate my four year anniversary as a writer for the Examiner.com. Because I started as an African American History writer, I believe this anniversary article should highlight one of the greatest people in African American...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, deep snowdrifts, and bitter cold
    Thunderstorms, deep snowdrifts, and bitter cold top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 27.1904 - There was a maximum temperature of...
  • Kwanzaa 2014, Day 2, Kujichagulia means self-determination
    Kwanzaa 2014, Day 2, Kujichagulia means self-determination
    Call: Habari Gani?! (What's going on?)Response: Kujichagulia! [koo-jee-chah-goo-lee-yuh]Seemy previous article about Kwanzaafor an explanation of the call and response.Today is the second day of the Kwanzaa celebration, and it is focused on...
  • Kwanzaa 2014, a celebration of First Fruits, Day 1, Umoja means unity
    Kwanzaa 2014, a celebration of First Fruits, Day 1, Umoja means unity
    Kwanzaa, which begins on 26 December and ends on 01 January, is acultural celebration, not a religious observance, but there is no denying that Kwanzaa has a very spiritual aura that surrounds it.Created byMaulana Karengaas an African-American and...
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    George Washington is remembered in Belleville, New Jersey
    Have you ever wondered who the great Americans who walked before us were? Some of patriots walked through the streets that we frequent each day; they all took brave steps to turn our nation into a democracy. One of these fine Americans was George...
  • Almanac
    Massive power outages, frigid temperatures and three foot snow drifts
    Massive power outages, frigid temperatures and three foot snow drifts top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 26.1914 - The overnight...
  • Almanac
    Stuck freighters, Christmas heat, and heavy snow
    Stuck freighters, Christmas heat, and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 25.1849 - The wood schooner, fur trader...
  • Almanac
    Lake effect snow, cold air and freezing rain
    Lake effect snow, cold air and freezing rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 24.1983 - This was a very cold day across...
  • Louisville's Original Ursuline Convent
    St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church and the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville
    When compared to the oldest church building in Louisville –Christ Church on South Second Street (its original structure having been completed in 1824)– Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Breckenridge Lane, built in 1963, does not...
  • Almanac
    Near blizzard conditions, strong wind and record cold
    Near blizzard conditions, strong wind and record cold top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 23.1941 - Lower Michigan is in the midst...
  • Christmas traditions hold meaning, history, comfort for many
    Christmas traditions hold meaning, history, comfort for many
    As the Christmas season runs full steam ahead, traditions can get lost in the rush. Here are a selection of the traditions too precious to be forgotten. The Advent season and the days following Christmas add to the meaning of the season. Some...
  • Lowell C. Steward
    Tuskegee Airmen were the favored escorts of WWII bomber pilots
    Today (12/22/14) the United States lost another incredible member of the Greatest Generation when Lowell Steward passed away from natural causes at the age of 95. One of the most incredible accomplishments for which he rightfully deserves to be...
  • Almanac
    Arctic air, an ice storm, and the coldest temperature ever
    Arctic air, an ice storm, and the coldest temperature ever top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on December 22.1872 - The temperature dropped...