Memorial Day Weekend

Last weekend was Memorial Day Weekend, meaning most of us had a 3-day weekend to commemorate this important Federal Holiday. Memorial Day is a time to honor all Americans who have died in military service for the United States. Many people will go away for the holiday, have parties, family gatherings or sports events. We […]

Royal Wedding in London Sparks International Interests

On Saturday May 19, the Royal Wedding is taking place between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For Americans, this means an American in the British Royal Family, of what some would deem a huge leap for not only the Royal Family but also for African Americans. Meghan Markle, is an American born actress who is […]

April a Busy Month with Historical Significance

Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington DC, is a day marking the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16 in 1862. The day is a time to celerbate the end of slavery and citizens rights. Also, on April 19 this year was Israel’s Independence Day, […]

Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

This year Easter Sunday was on April 1 with Easter Monday on April 2. Easter time is very important and special in the Christian faith as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. It is often celebrated with children by decorating eggs and participating in Easter egg hunts supposed from the Easter […]

Good Friday

Palm Sunday was on March 25 this year and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States and it marks Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It marks the beginning of the Holy Week. Good Friday is tomorrow and occurs two days before Easter Sunday. Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion and for the Christian […]

International Woman’s Day

It is International Woman’s Day on March 8. It is an annual event and a focal point in the movement for Women’s rights. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and the political achievements of Women worldwide. Also, remember to change those clocks as on March 11, Daylight Saving Time will start and clocks will […]

President’s Day

President’s Day also known as Washington’s Birthday is a day which falls on the 3rd Monday in February and was on Monday February 19 this year. The day honors the Presidents of the United States including George Washington, the first U.S. President. This day is exciting within the schools as they often organize events and […]

Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

Groundhog Day is an annual popular tradition celebration in the U.S. and Canada on February 2. It is centered on the idea of the Groundhog coming out of its home to predict the weather. Certain states/towns have adopted their own groundhogs for example Punxsutawney Phil, and on Groundhog Day locals, visitors and news reporters meet […]

I Have a Dream

In January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This day falls on the 3rd Monday in January annually and this year it was on January 15. This day celebrates both the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a leader in the civil rights movement that bought the rights of African […]

New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! ‘New Year, New Me’ is the most common phrase you hear when the New Year starts. People make New Year’s resolutions and vow to change, go to the gym, stop doing something, start doing something, etc. In reality most of these resolutions are broken within the first 2 weeks of the […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas is approaching, with Christmas Eve 2 days away on the Sunday this year. Christmas Day celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth and has evolved into a time of year when families and friends get together, decorate their homes, enjoy a special meal and exchange gifts. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and is usually […]

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah is an 8 day Jewish observance, and is a time to remember the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom. This year Hanukkah begins on December 12 and ends on December 20. It is usually marked by Jewish families in the U.S. with a special meal including traditional Jewish dishes such as Rugelach, which is […]

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