Maywood Kwanzaa Ceremony Highlights Day Five’s Nia, or Purpose, By Emphasizing Black Economics

Attendees at Afriware’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Friday recite Amy Jacques Garvey’s “This Flag of Mine.” | Michael Romain/VFP Saturday, December 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 1/3/17 Dozens of people packed a second-floor conference room inside of the Eisenhower Tower, 1701 S. 1st Ave., on Friday night to commemorate the fifth day of Kwanzaa, whose principal, Nia (which means purpose), was … Continue reading Maywood Kwanzaa Ceremony Highlights Day Five’s Nia, or Purpose, By Emphasizing Black Economics

Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, published from 1936 to the early 1960s, was responsible for helping black travelers navigate the country’s roadways safely. | PBS || Below left, Tequila Sahaya Shabazz has authored what might be called a Green Book for the 21st generation, The Neo-Green Book. || R. Amon Photography/Facebook Thursday, December 22, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews In its heyday, The … Continue reading Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event

Maywood, Austin Communities Celebrate Kwanzaa Miles Apart, Together in Spirit

The Kwanzaa celebration at Eisenhower Tower in Maywood. Photo courtesy Chief Valdimir Talley. Below, a Sherrie Chapman poses with her merchandise during the celebration at Sankofa in Chicago’s Austin community held on the same day. Photo by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 7:52 PM Since its creation in 1965 by Black Nationalist leader Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa has … Continue reading Maywood, Austin Communities Celebrate Kwanzaa Miles Apart, Together in Spirit