Houstonians celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukah

December 29, 2008 5:11:45 AM PST
Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa. Ujamaa is the day of cooperative economics. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The purpose of Ujamaa is to build and maintain African-American stores and other businesses. The Blue Triangle YMCA will have different children's Kwanzaa activities today. The Shape Community Center will also hold a panel discussion on the state of the black economy this evening. For more planned events for Kwanzaa, click here.

Meanwhile, last night Menorahs were on parade in uptown Houston. The parade was part of a joint event between Chabad of Uptown and the Houston Food Bank. The Menorah made from cans was ceremonially lit as part of an event to get kosher canned food donations. Hanukah ends tonight at sunset.

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