juneteenth

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, is just around the corner. 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 […]

Opal Lee is so serious about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday that she is traveling to the White House on foot to deliver a petition to President Obama.

In commemoration of the anniversary of the tragic terror attack on Emanuel AME Church last year and in the wake of the devastating shooting in Orlando this month, Juneteenth, the historic holiday commemorating the southern Black slaves’ emancipation, is upon us. This day is incredibly important because on one hand, it demonstrates to us the cyclical nature […]

Looking to teach your family about the rich and storied heritage of Black people who migrated out of the American South to parts north and west during the 19th and 20th centuries? Make that lesson come to life by taking Amtrak’s California Zephyr from Chicago to Denver, and visit cultural landmarks in each city. View the photo gallery for […]

Usher made a bold statement with his attire at the Essence Music Festival this weekend. Not widely known for his political opinions, the singer appeared…

As many around the nation and the world prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, also known Emancipation Day, a variety of celebrations will…

Black America is poised on Saturday to observe Juneteenth, the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery and religious oppression. Nearly two years after the…

Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As…

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…

Mexia, Texas was the site of a horrific drowning of three Black teenagers who were arrested during the town’s large “Juneteenth” celebration on June 19,…

Today, June 19th, marks the Juneteenth holiday, which celebrates the day in 1865 that slaves in Galveston, Texas were told that slavery had ended. President…