The 1619 Project and the revision of America’s history

What if what children learning in history class was completely different from what all previous generations were taught? A change drastic and big enough to alter a civilization's identity and culture as well as push an issue already polemical and controversial to alter what it means to be a citizen of a country. This is …

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The little drummer boy (origin and carol)

The song “The Little Drummer boy” is now world-renowned with many covers by a diverse range of artists that even hit Billboard’s singles charts. With the Pentatonix hit no 1 in the winter of 2013-2014, Harry Simeone Chorale appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100 multiple times from 1959-1963 and David Bowie and Bing Crosby hit no …

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The 12 days of Christmas (origin and meaning)

This is one famous carol for Christmas across the world. It is on the surface a song about gifts and love on each of the days following Christmas. Originally a poem by Catholic clerics to disguise teachings, it was sung to help Catholics, especially the younger ones to learn about their faith at a time …

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The Christmas tree (origin)

Before Christianity, ancient people in the Northern hemisphere used to hang evergreen on their door and windows. This is because the evergreen stayed, well, green all-year round, even during winter, representing the everlasting life. Some believed that it chased evil spirits, witches and ghosts. To accentuate those beliefs, around the 20 to 23 of December, …

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