Celebrate Kwanzaa this weekend

The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.

Celebrate Kwanzaa at Sankofa Dec. 28th

Che “Rhymefest” Smith will be the guest speaker at the event, sponsored by the Austin African American Business Networking Association. Officer Tonya Collins, Pastor Steve Epting and businessman Mr. W. Harris will be honored.

West Side residents celebrate Nelson Mandela

The former South African president was honored Thursday at a pre-Kwanzaa performance at The Sankofa Cultural Arts Center. The Leaders Network of Chicago will remember him with prayers and tributes starting at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Columbus Park Refectory.