Meet Santa Chris, Arkansas’s Black Santa “I still remember his name, Peyton,” says Chris Kennedy aka “Santa Chris” as he runs his fingers through his white beard and recalls the moment that still impacts him today. In a state of amazement, Peyton said to Santa Chris, “You look just like me.” Then, he pressed his […]
A JOURNEY OF HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT In the heart of Arkansas, Raquel Green's story unfolds - a tale of resilience, healing, and the transformative power of nature. A certified herbalist, mother of two, and a survivor of a life-threatening heart condition, Raquel's journey is not just her own but a beacon of hope for many. […]
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) is gearing up for a dazzling 15th-anniversary celebration and a grand reopening weekend from Dec. 1-3, marking 140 years of the impactful Mosaic Templars of America, a trailblazing Black organization founded in 1883 in Little Rock. As Arkansas' first publicly funded museum of African American history and culture, and […]
A FESTIVE TRADITION ROOTED IN UNITY AND CULTURE In the heart of winter, when the air is crisp and the days are short, millions of people around the world come together to cel- ebrate Kwanzaa, a vibrant and meaningful holiday that honors African heritage and promotes principles of unity, creativity, and community. Kwanzaa, which takes […]
As another year comes to a close and the New Year approaches, many of us will inevitably engage in the age-old tradition of making New Year's resolutions. We pledge to eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, or finally learn a new skill. But how often do these resolu- tions actually manifest? The science of habits […]
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