MAITEFA ANGAZA, a writer, editor, and filmmaker, contributes news and feature articles at Our Time Press newspaper and works as a freelance journalist and editor. She was executive editor of The City Sun newspaper and managing editor of African Voices Magazine. Maitefa and her family have celebrated Kwanzaa for over forty years and she has written on the subject for various publications. Her articles, profiles, and reviews on a range of subjects have also been published in Essence, Black Issues Book Review, The Network Journal, The Amsterdam News, and other publications. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born and raised.