Juneteenth

Here are 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 was achieved. Union General Gordon Granger delivered the good news […]

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 […]

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…

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…

On this day in 1865, two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, word finally reached the people of Galveston, Texas that the Civil War was over.  All enslaved men, women and children were now free. Though it would take decades of struggle and collective effort before African Americans were granted equal treatment and […]