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Juneteenth: 19 Essential Tracks

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This year, for the first time in American history, Juneteenth is celebrated as a federal holiday. The tradition, in honor of the abolition of slavery in the United States, however, has long been established as a marker of actual independence for Black Americans–complete with all the fixings of a celebration across the country: togetherness, food, […]

The Internet’s #OptimisticChallenge Is What You Need Right Now

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Early last week, the Twittersphere was treated to a minute-long tribute in dance to Sound of Blackness’ 90s feel-good tune “Optimistic”. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information After four friends, including social media comedian Jay Versace and the internet’s soon-to-be favorite carefree black boy, Junebug, posted a video of themselves dancing to the 1991 hit, it didn’t take […]

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