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For nearly 30 years, three words have been my answer to a number of queries received from the White People’s Delegation of America. “Why don’t you watch ‘Friends’ or HBO’s ‘Girls’?” “Because I’m Black.” “Why do you like Popeyes and not KFC?” “Because I’m Black.” “Why do you think O.J. Simpson is innocent?” “Because I’m…

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A Juneteenth celebration wouldn’t be complete without music and TV One chose the historical weekend during Black music month to premiere the much-anticipated documentary, THE BEAT DON’T STOP, celebrating the DC birthed phenomenon go-go music.  Featuring a host of celebrities, artists, music historians and journalists, including Doug E. Fresh, band members from Junk Yard Band,…

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After weeks of media coverage about rioters and looters who hijacked protests following George Floyd’s death, Washington D.C. held its breath as Juneteenth marches wound up their springs on Friday. No one needed to worry. It was festive, not angry. People sold T-shirts. One woman led hundreds down Pennsylvania Avenue while belting Beyoncé’s “Freedom” anthem…

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Across the nation, millions are celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas. On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect ending slavery in the Union. However, Texas continued to practice slavery two years after passage of the Emancipation Proclamation. Major Gen. Gordon Granger and Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas,…

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Juneteenth, celebrated each year on June 19, commemorates the emancipation of African slaves in America. As we approach this day of celebration, rolling out is urging our community to continue to support Black businesses. While countless Black-owned businesses are serving and uplifting our community, we have compiled a short list of 11 here for you…

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Teyana Taylor has been very busy. The Harlem native recently announced the tracklist and release date for her new album as well as her new M.A.C. makeup collection Taylor is releasing the 23-song LP entitled, The Album, under G.O.O.D. MusicDef Jam Recording/Def Jam Recordings this Friday, June 19, also known as Juneteenth. She tapped Erykah…

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Verses have always been healing for me — whether it is biblical verses telling a powerful testimony or perfectly crafted verses over a tight beat. Growing up, my parents gave me the Bible and the stereo gave me hip-hop. I’ve always been able to see God in music with great ease. When the Notorious B.I.G.…

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Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park in Hilton Head, South Carolina, will host its 19th annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The food and music festival will include interactive experiences significant to Mitchelville during the Reconstruction Era. As in the past years, the day will highlight the food and music customs of the people of…

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The Emancipation Proclamation was signed Jan. 1 1863, and freed all of the slaves in America. Unfortunately, Snapchat and Twitter didn’t exist and even if they had, Black people were not allowed to read and wouldn’t have had access to that technology because we were uh … slaves. As a result of this lack of communication and deliberate withholding…

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Every year on July Fourth, people in America across all walks of life celebrate Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, America broke free from England. But it’s fair to say that Black people should be more focused on our Independence Day, which happens to be June 19, popularly known as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a hybrid…

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On Saturday, June 20, the Black McDonald’s Owners Association (BMOA) of Greater Houston will give away 100 bikes at the annual Juneteenth Emancipation Celebrations following the parade. The celebration will start at 11:30am at 2521 Holman St., Live Oak, Houston, TX 77004. They selected 100 kids from underprivileged areas of Houston to receive the bikes…

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Juneteenth was first celebrated 150 years ago and still matters today Juneteenth, a mashup of June and nineteenth, is a worldwide celebration of the emancipation of slaves. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger established what is now a popular holiday among Blacks and it still matters. From Galveston, Texas, the general issued the following…

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Entertainment group 30 Something Dallas recently presented “Fantasy Island, Return to Paradise” at Salt, Dallas. Partygoers were treated to a fantasy of sorts, with a “fantastical” atmosphere and dynamic music. DJ Teaze, popular personality from 97.9, was blazing while guests filled their cups with Red Bull and Grey Goose. Of course, rolling out was on…

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Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. –Frederick Douglass Slave turned abolitionist Frederick Douglass was honored with a 7-foot-tall bronze statue in the…

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  From food trucks, to movies in the park and concerts, this Father’s Day weekend is full of activities in Los Angeles. Take dad to the Playboy Jazz Festival to enjoy the sounds of musicians like Herbie Hancock, Pattie Austin and India Arie or take the family to EatSeeHear and enjoy a day of food, movies…

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According to Juneteenth.com, this is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note…

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