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There are several festive holidays and celebrations that are important to African American people. One such celebration, complete with a great culinary feast, gift-giving, love, and sharing of knowledge and empowerment, is called Kwanzaa. Created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga and celebrated from December 26 through January 1, Kwanzaa honors African heritage and African American culture. For seven days, there is a focus on the seven core principles. Seven distinguished women share what Kwanzaa means to them and how they and their families will carry out its seven core tenets.

Nguzo Saba — The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

1. Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. …


Discover seven liquors and mixers that will really get your seasonal soirees started.

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The holidays are not complete without some of your favorite cocktails and drinks. Whether they are tried and true, traditional spirits that are decades old or recipes that were created in the last several years, your friends and family look forward to eating, drinking, and being merry. With these liquors and cocktail mixers, you won’t disappoint as you happily celebrate the season.


Whether she’s your mom, daughter, sibling, friend, or significant other, these thoughtful, inspirational presents can be reflective of her creative side that you know and love.

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Oh yes. We all know that bohemian lady. You know… the one who doesn’t settle for just the normal. She’s atypical and her gifts should reflect the fact that she’s a nonconformist. As you are selecting the perfect present for this special woman in your life, consider distinctive products that will bring joy to her heart and a smile to her face.


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During the holidays, many of us love the taste of fabulously festive and delicious desserts including cakes, pies, candies, cookies, and other sugary edibles. This year, you can keep that longstanding tradition going. Give the gift of these delectable delights to your family and friends who like to experience and savor the love in each and every bite.


They’ve been ultra-dedicated throughout the year. This Christmas pause momentarily to properly reward your exceptional employees for their efforts.

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This year has been quite a challenging one. In one fell swoop, your world was turned upside down. You and your team were forced to begin meeting via Zoom and making other unusual adjustments. While this point in history has dictated immediate adaptation, your team has risen to the challenge and continued to perform at an exceptional level. Because they have been so dedicated, you are presented with an amazing opportunity to do something really special to show them your appreciation. …


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The holidays are upon us and you are looking forward to having splendid celebrations. With much anticipation, you’re imagining the taste of your favorite Christmas dishes, the beauty of your glittering décor, and the joy of having a time of fellowship with loved ones. We are living in extraordinary times. Extraordinary times call for truly extraordinary holiday festivities. As you plan your yuletide events, consider one of these unique ideas that will be a hit with everyone.

Elegant Sisterhood Holiday Virtual Tea. It’s been a while since you’ve dressed up and enjoyed the company of friends, church members, sorority sisters, and extended family. This season, encourage the ladies in your inner circle to dress in their most stylish ensembles with complementary hats and fascinators and sit down for a lovely Christmas Tea. Because this is a unique occasion, suggest ordering specialty teas such as Pinky Up and Tea Forte in advance. Design your chic invitations utilizing a cool, user-friendly, free site called PosterMyWall. Share the flyers by email, text, and the Facebook event page. In each lady’s home, she can create a gorgeous, decorative display of tasty hors d’oeuvres as well as delectable sweets that can be seen in the backdrop. Virtual mediums that you can use include Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Facebook. …


Pair your cuisine and vinos perfectly as a result of this enlightening Q & A with independent wine consultant Demetri Chrissos.

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The holiday season has arrived and it’s time to make merry. As you plan your joyous celebrations, doing so virtually is certainly going to be a consideration. Whether you will host an intimate soiree for a few couples or spearhead a larger event for friends, family, or colleagues, you want to have an incredible event that will be enjoyed by all.


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These gorgeous Ashro caftans will take gifts at Secret Santa parties to a bold and bright level

Oh, the joy of Christmas. The holidays are right around the corner and you’re excited about commencing the annual celebratory gift exchange with family and friends. In the age of COVID-19, you are presented with a few unique challenges. You can’t meet with many of your loved ones in person. Moreover, many individuals are on a budget. But you can certainly have an electrifying and engaging gift exchange soiree while simultaneously saving money. This year let’s add a modern twist to the traditional Secret Santa gift exchange. Many love the dual comfort and elegance of caftans. As such, consider The Ashro 2020 Quiet Queens Holiday Caftan Exchange. …


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If you seek a tranquil, scenic, upscale retreat, consider the exquisite five-star resort called Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina. Cited amidst 20,000 acres of a maritime forest in the heart of the low country between Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, this picturesque locale is quite beautiful. From dramatic May River views and stunning moss-draped live oaks to a nature preserve and riverfront marina, this resort is the ideal haven for a solo getaway, couples escape, family vacay, or corporate retreat.


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As You Make Your Checklist, Add Incredible Items for a Vacation You Will Never Forget

When you think about it, most everyone dreams of taking the perfect road trip. You excitingly anticipate joining your family and friends on a journey of winding roads through charming towns. You envision seeing the glorious countryside with rustic farms. And you look forward to beholding some of America’s greatest metropolises with state-of-the-art skyscrapers.

As such, while you’re excited about reaching your destination, most of the fun involves making your way there. Whether traveling in a car, SUV, van, or RV, as you plan your next adventure, add these unique treats and essentials to make your road trip most entertaining and exciting. …

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Leslie E. Royal

Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Follow her @LesliesLane — www.LesliesLane.com

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