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Citizens reflect on holiday season

The holiday season has begun — Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year. What does this time of year mean to you?

Bernard Banks

Bernard Banks

This time of year doesn’t make me feel any better. The holidays really have no meaning. I should say I know what they mean. They, to me, are all just another day. The only good thing about them is that I get to spend more time with my family.
Bernard Banks

I feel pretty good about this time of year. It allows me to give more; give more to kids. Whatever I’m able to do to meet a need. Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John Beverly

I don’t practice any of the holidays. I participate in the celebrations. Mostly, I reflect on an old Afrikan tradition: How was this year and how will next year be different? How can I make amends for my transgressions? For me, it is an our-storical perspective. I get joy from reflection.
Brotha Piankhi


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