Juneteenth

As we look to celebrate this date this year following a slew of unjust murders and social unrest, here’s a playlist celebrating all of our melanin magic.

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

"Finally we recognize that Black Lives Absolutely Matter" June 19th, better known as Juneteenth has been celebrated for years within our Black community. Virginia Governor Northam announced that June 19th will be a paid holiday for Virginia.

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

Education is one of the most powerful tools you can have. So it’s no secret that in the history of the United States, there was a time when African-Americans were held back from educational opportunities because of the color of their skin. During slavery, slaves were killed because they knew how to read. After the […]

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled 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 […]

Juneteenth, the historic holiday commemorating the Southern Black slaves’ emancipation, is upon us.

Today is the true Independence Day for Black Americans.

If you missed last night’s season premiere of Black-ish, then you missed a whole history lesson on Juneteenth — in musical form. That’s right, Schoolhouse Rock! had nothing on Black-ish last night as the show covered how slavery impacted the U.S. and the aftermath of emancipation. With music contributions from The Roots, it’s no surprise […]

Cleveland had one of the biggest celebrations that the city has ever seen, as scores of fans gathered to celebrate the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA title on Wednesday.

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled 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 […]