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Happy New Year! We made it through

2020 hit us unexpectedly, but it gave the world the perspective it needed. At Ark Republic, we discovered  that we’re stronger than we thought, more creative than we imagined, and far more supported than ever.

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Ark Republic presents, a virtual Kwanzaa Crawl | The Light Series

With so many remote Kwanzaa celebrations this year figuring out which celebration to attend can be a daunting task. But Ark Republic will help you cut down the long list of ways to spend holiday.

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Ile Ase Ire Holds Its 3rd Annual Black Spirit Solstice Summit

As a consequence of sheltering in place, many holiday events are taking place online this year. In your quest of learning how to navigate in this new world, you might want to consider attending the Black Spirit Solstice Summit for your Winter Solstice celebration.

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Harambee! 8 Cities to check out Kwanzaa celebrations

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Started in 1966 by women members of the US Organization to teach children, Kwanzaa has spread into a winter holiday throughout the US African diaspora.

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Kwanzaa: A tradition in empowerment serves as alternative holiday

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For African Americans, or people of African descent who have been living in the United States since enslavement, the celebration of Kwanzaa starts on December 26 and ends New Year’s Day.

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For some Christmas celebrants, the holiday season continues with Boxing Day

Caribbean islands once under British colonial authority have re-mixed an English tradition to become a cultural mainstay, generations later.

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Boucherie fêtes for Santa in a Southeastern town

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Christmas comes in many ways. In Louisiana, Santa is more likely given gumbo or beignets rather than a sugar cookie.

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Juneteenth: The celebration that defines America’s soul | Think Piece

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Maya Angelou said, “Hold those things that tell your history and protect them.”

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Happy New Year!

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Shine the light on the world in 2018. We need as much illumination as possible.

Allow the lessons of 2017, guide is to be better, do better and push for better. See you on the other side. Stay wavy. The Ark Republic Crew.

Winter solstice amongst indigenous in the US

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A few miles outside of Collinsville, Illinois and north-west of St. Louis, sits mounds, but not just any patch of hills. These mounds are ancient.

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