Juneteenth

Black Twitter was definitely full of reaction and very divided on the issue of reparations with many finding hope in the hearing while others thought it was a complete waste of time.

Juneteenth, the annual day that commemorates June 19th, 1865 when Union Army General, Gordon General declared to then slaves they were free from the balcony of the Ashton Villa in Galveston Texas. Today (June 19), Black Twitter is celebrating “Freedom Day” and reminding white folks that 154 years ago is not long ago. Now more […]

Juneteenth, the historic holiday commemorating the Southern Black slaves’ emancipation, is upon us.

Today is the true Independence Day for Black Americans.

President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which ended the legal practice of slavery, went into effect on January 1, 1863, a reluctant move on his part that satisfied the wants of abolitionists. On June 19, 1865, enslaved Blacks in Texas were finally alerted that they were freed and thus, Emancipation Day, better known as Juneteenth, was […]

"I have so much I want to say, so much to get out of my soul that is fighting to be given to the world," filmmaker Earl Saint X said.

If you missed last night’s season premiere of Black-ish, then you missed a whole history lesson on Juneteenth — in musical form. That’s right, Schoolhouse Rock! had nothing on Black-ish last night as the show covered how slavery impacted the U.S. and the aftermath of emancipation. With music contributions from The Roots, it’s no surprise […]

In commemoration of the anniversary of the tragic terror attack on Emanuel AME Church last year and in the wake of the devastating shooting in Orlando this month, Juneteenth, the historic holiday commemorating the southern Black slaves’ emancipation, is upon us. This day is incredibly important because on one hand, it demonstrates to us the cyclical nature […]

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 more years before full emancipation […]

Usher made a bold statement with his attire at the Essence Music Festival this weekend. Not widely known for his political opinions, the singer appeared…

Black America is poised on Saturday to observe Juneteenth, the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery and religious oppression. Nearly two years after the…

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Today we celebrate our emancipation and the gift of being freed from slavery! Happy Juneteenth to everyone. The Juneteenth celebration is a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members. Listen to me Monday- Friday […]