Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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What Is Juneteenth and Why Do We Celebrate It?

Independence Day is the quintessential all-American holiday, but those annual Fourth of July celebrations don't hold the same significance for all Americans. That's where Juneteenth comes in.

I Came Out After 20 Years of Marriage and Met the Love of My Life

Larry Best thought he had the perfect love and the perfect marriage, but until he found his husband and soul...


The Juneteenth Flag: The History Behind Its Colors and Symbols

The red, white, and blue design of the Juneteenth flag may not be quite as iconic as the one emblazoned...


25 Best Books by Black Authors You’ll Want to Know About

These engaging and powerful books will stay with you long after you’ve finished them.


Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever

While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...

11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.


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These Cities (and States) Have Abandoned Columbus Day

Christopher who? More and more of the country is rethinking how they celebrate the second Monday in October.

What Were the Stonewall Riots and Why Were They Important?

When the New York Police Department descended upon the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, the violent raid sparked six...


How the Rainbow Became the Symbol for LGBTQ+ Pride

Since the 1970s, the rainbow has been a universally recognized symbol for LGBT pride. But why was the rainbow chosen...


Why Desegregation Didn’t Put an End to Racism in America

On the Civil Rights Trail: “What we needed was equality, but what we got was integration.”


80 Powerful Black History Month Quotes That Will Inspire You and Move You

Learning about Black History Month can be inspirational, and the quotes below are sure to move and motivate you.