Juneteenth

In 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, Black people in Galveston, Texas were finally liberated.

Currently there is a modern day civil rights movement taking place in this country as people are coming together from all races around the globe in an attempt to push for change when it comes to social injustice, police reform and the state of black and brown people. This movement has brought more attention to […]

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, represents freedom in many ways.

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 of slavery in the state of Texas.

Whether you call it Freedom Day, Liberation Day, or Juneteenth, we hope these songs will be a sufficient soundtrack for your actions.

Should we expect new music from Wale on Juneteenth? I guess we will have to keep an eye on our favorite streaming platforms to find out. 

Governor Ralph Northam tapped Pharrell to help roll out the announcement that the state of Virginia plans to officially recognize Juneteenth. On Tuesday (Jun 16), Pharrell joined Gov. Northam for his press conference in Richmond where he unveiled plans that Virginia will recognize Juneteenth as a paid state holiday. "[Juneteenth] matters now because it says to the black community, this is not just your history, this is everyone’s shared history, and we recognize it together," Gov. Northam said per the Daily Press. "This symbol, this holiday, is one step toward reconciliation."

What was born out of emancipation in Texas has become a global celebration of Black freedom.

Mayor Kenney has officially made an executive order in making Juneteenth a holiday in the city of Philadelphia.

Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest hours, there is cause to hope for tomorrow’s light. Today, no matter our race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, we recommit ourselves to working to free modern-day slaves around the world and to honoring in our own time the efforts of those who fought so hard to steer our country truer to our highest ideals.

Bring out the piano keys as John Legend and Alicia Keys are helping celebrate our freedom.

It was bound to happen. In an internal memo, Nike has revealed that it will be recognizing Juneteenth as an annual paid holiday.