The Senate votes unanimously to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, and now the bill goes to the House of Representatives for a vote before President Biden can sign it into law.
Friday will mark the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth! Wondering how you can make the most of your Juneteenth celebration? The best way to start is by getting educated on why we celebrate the holiday in the first place! President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which ended the legal practice of slavery, went into effect on January […]
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday to establish June 19 officially as Juneteenth National Independence Day.
What began as a sitcom about the trials and tribulations of a middle-class black family in Chicago, became a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the hilarious antics of a pint-sized star. No one could have predicted Jaleel White’s iconic turn as the nerdy but well-meaning Steve Urkel would make the show a hit, and on the […]
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday of notable significance for many African Americans. June 19, 1865, highlights the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas.
According to the official website, Juneteenth “is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.” A lot of people would take this time to hang out or relax with friends and family. But why not take this day to educate yourself or learn more about how far we’ve come […]
As we look to celebrate this date this year following a slew of unjust murders and social unrest, here’s a playlist celebrating all of our melanin magic.
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