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Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day with candy and flowers, the African American Holiday Association (AAHA) suggests observing Black Love Day (BLD) by performing “five specific acts of love—toward the Creator, toward oneself, within the family, in the community, and the race.” Based upon “several rituals of atonement and redemption found in Ghana and Sierra Leone,” the holiday will be celebrated Feb. 13 at 1 Judiciary Square (a building that needs a little healing itself). There, black businesses will sell their wares while counselors lead workshops like “Love Yourself and the Honey Will Come.” AAHA founder Ayo Handy-Clary will also perform a Kwanzaalike evening “relationship ceremony.” This year, Handy-Clary, whose son was recently murdered, hopes to cure the city itself. We’ll take any help we can get.