Juneteenth

It’s a wonderful thing to see all the fruits of your labor come to fruition however it is BLESSING to see the fruits of your labor happen not for just you but for the people as a whole. Opal Lee spent years lobbying for federal recognition of Juneteenth.  On June 7, 2021 President Joe Biden […]

Aunt Viv from ‘Bel-Air’ showed she has not forgotten her Philly roots and she isn’t playing when she says she doesn’t want to see no Juneteenth Ice Cream at ANY COOK-OUTS!! Walmart’s marketing team is probably in fear for their jobs as they are receiving major backlash for rolling out ‘Juneteenth Ice Cream’.   Not only […]

June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. June 17, 2021 President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth bill into law. Then on June 20, 2021 United Airlines in celebration of Juneteenth rocked an all black flight crew that […]

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Now recognized as a Federal Holiday in The United States, many have been honoring Juneteenth for generations. As the day reserved for honoring the emancipation of enslaved blacks grows in popularity, images of fellowship, celebration and remembrance have flooded social media over the weekend. While the festivities are far from over, here are 20 photos […]

Did you know there are certain foods that have become a part of the Juneteenth tradition? Historically, the color red has symbolized the blood, soil and prosperity of Africa and its people; this symbolism has carried over into the meals we eat on this special day.

Once again instead of leading our country Donald Trump has chose to use the realities of the world as a branding tool for himself in real time. Juneteenth (short for June nineteenth) celebrates the last day of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, it […]

Black Independence Day is here. Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three […]

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Black America is poised on Saturday to observe Juneteenth, one of the oldest celebrations commemorating the end of slavery and religious oppression. Nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 to announce that the Civil War had ended and that slaves were free. […]

Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As…