Tag Archives: Juneteenth

Teyana Taylor Explains Why She Released “The Album” On Juneteenth, Says She Shed Tears Many Times During Recording: “I’m Feeling For Our People”

Singer, rapper, and dancer #TeyanaTaylor explains why she released her new album, “The Album,” on #Juneteenth.  Juneteenth is the day we celebrate our freedom as Black people. It is the day we commemorate our enslaved Black ancestors being freed in 1865 in Galveston, Texas, after the American Civil War. “The …

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Juneteenth- A Celebration Of African American Freedom

Celebrating Juneteenth

The Fourth of July is nationally recognized and celebrated as the nation’s Independence Day, but were you also aware of the importance of June 19th? The overall culture in America is one that has mastered the art of offering a watered-down, whitewashed, and totally inaccurate account of historical facts throughout …

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Nike Will Recognize Juneteenth As A Paid Holiday For Its Employees


Beginning this year, apparel brand Nike will be recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for its employees. Juneteenth, which is also known as the Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, memorializes when Union General Gordon Granger read orders in Galveston, Texas, freeing all enslaved people, on June 19, 1865. …

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