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Pharrell Williams & Kenya Barris Collab On Juneteenth Musical

Pharrell Williams & Kenya Barris Collab On Juneteenth Musical

Pharrell Williams and Kenya Barris are teaming up for a stage musical in honor of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. The idea stemmed from a Black-ish episode back in 2017 where The Roots gave viewers a history lesson on slavery. Although the storyline details are scarce, it is confirmed that Barris will […]

The History Behind Juneteenth: What It Meant Then and Where We Are Now

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which dictated that all slaves in the rebellious states “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” But the law only mattered on paper. With a limited number of Union Army troops (U.S. Army) on the ground, Major General Gordon Granger, weren’t able to inform states […]

“Juneteenth” Recognized As African-American Independence Day

“Juneteenth” (June 19) marks the day slaves in Texas first learned slavery had been abolished. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed and in effect since January 1, 1863, the news didn’t reach the Lone Star State until June 19, 1865. Naturally, it was cause for a grand celebration. Since then, generations of African-Americans in […]

Understanding The Significance Of Tomorrow’s “Juneteenth” Celebration

Three weeks from now (give or take a few days), the United States will celebrate its day of freedom as a sovereign nation when many gather for the observance of July 4. However in less than 24 hours, many will come together to celebrate their freedom and liberty in a different way on June Nineteenth. Referred […]

$1 Million Bond For Charleston Church Massacre Killer Set On Juneteenth

A $1 million bond for a weapons possession charge was set for murderer Dylann Roof on Juneteenth Independence Day While some in the Black community celebrated Juneteenth Independence Day or “Freedom Day”, commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the Texas in June 1865 and more generally the emancipation of slaves throughout the Confederate South, the first […]