By AFRO Staff

The Tendea Family, a grassroots community organization, hosted its first annual Kwanzaa celebration at the Eubie Blake Center on Dec. 27. The event featured entertainment and games along with the organization’s 4th annual Black Book Giveaway. 

The Tendea Family focuses on advancing Baltimore’s Black community through initiatives to improve literacy, racial identity and historical awareness. The organization continues to dedicate itself to the community even in the pandemic through conducting cleanups, distributing groceries, and teaching Black history lessons. For more information, visit them online at or on Instagram @tendeafamily.