juneteenth

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

This was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had freed their counterparts around the country. Although Juneteenth is not a federal holiday, most states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation recognizing it as a holiday or observance.

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 […]

Today is the true Independence Day for Black Americans.

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 […]

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 […]

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…

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…

See what you missed at last year’s celebration.

The 13th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas kicks starts officially today at Independence Park. Dozens of youth attended the festival's youth day camp on Thursday. There will be an inaugural drum circle today at 4 p.m. There's a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Other events include a fashion show, vendors, dance and more. Click here for more information.