Stories tagged: "holidays"


From days of service to drive-through rallies, poetry readings and live-streamed teach-ins, North Carolina's statewide King Day celebrations have something to offer everyone. The aim: to push beyond a day of remembrance and spark a long-term commitment to justice. (KatieKaboom from Pixabay/Canva)
Put Your Hand to the Plow: Virtual and Live MLK Day Events in NC

Our list of 2022 MLK Day events in North Carolina includes everything from service days to online teach-ins and drive-through parades.

From noon-time celebrations to fireworks at midnight, North Carolina has plenty of events for families to ring in the new year together.(martin-dm/Getty Images)
Pickle Drop, Apple Rise, and 7 Other NC New Year’s Activities for the Whole Family

North Carolina has New Year celebrations across the state fit for all ages.

Families have been celebrating Kwanzaa since 1966, when Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the amalgamation of East and West African traditions to help Black people reconnect to their African heritage. (Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)
Celebrate Kwanzaa In Person and Online at These Events Across North Carolina

North Carolina has many events this week of Kwanzaa to reconnect you to African culture.

A special time of year calls for special drinks. Try these alcohol optional seasonal favorites from NC food and drink experts. (The Good Brigade/Getty Images)
Holiday Cocktails to Keep Your Spirits High

A special time of year calls for elevated refreshment. NC tastemakers share recipes for festive, alcohol-optional holiday drinks.

Curling up on a chilly morning with holiday movie classics are a tradition many families enjoy. These seasonal movies feature Black leads and mostly Black casts. (Getty Images)
From ‘The Wiz’ to ‘Jingle Jangle,’ 9 Holiday Classics With Black Leads To Stream

Here are 9 classic Christmas movies featuring Black leads and casts, and where to find them on streaming services.

Shopping for NC college sports fans doesn't have to be hard. We've rounded up a list of gifts they'll love: some quirky, some snappy, all sure to be a hit. (Olga Kurbatova/ iStock/Getty Images Plus)
13 Winter-Themed Gifts for NC Sports Fans

Stumped on gifts for the North Carolina sports fan in your life? Try one of these holiday-themed gifts from North Carolina colleges and professional teams. 

A young child in neatly plaited hair sits on the lap of a Santa Claus character in a red suit with whit trim, a red and white hat and white gloves. Both the boy and the actor are Black.
Black Santas Spread Joy and an Important Message. Here’s Where to Find Them in NC.

Black Santas are more popular than ever among families of all races. Here's why, and where you can see some Black Santas this holiday season in North Carolina.