Some young Black folk do not know the significance of Juneteenth. Here’s what Juneteenth means to the youth.
Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom, Black history, and Black culture. But what if we redefined it as a time to recalibrate or change the way we think about it? Juneteenth (June 19) originated in Texas in 1865 when Gen. Gordon Granger announced General Order No. 3 in Galveston that “all slaves were free.” That was two and a half years […]
Juneteenth is a reminder that America’s history is not a romantic comedy. It’s a soap opera with many stories left to be told.
Diversity coach Kim Crowder argues that those affected by slavery should decide how Juneteenth is celebrated.
Even though true freedom has yet to arrive, we recognize Juneteenth as a day of celebration, education, and agitation.
This post was originally published on Defender NetworkBy Laura Onyeneho By now you would have thought corporations would have learned their lesson about exploiting Black pain for capital gain after the killing of George Floyd. Well… guess not. Walmart recalled its Juneteenth ice cream commemorating the holiday after it received heavy backlash on social media. […]
“All of a sudden, we see there’s renewed interest because Juneteenth is a great way for all Americans to come together to learn about these things.”
Activist and CEO of the Black Future Co-op Fund argues that it is a time to envision what is possible outside of systemic oppression.
This day of national pride is celebrated with food, festivals, music and other activities to promote community cohesiveness and cultural awareness.
It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden for his signature.