Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Reflections on My Second Federally Recognized Juneteenth

One year ago, I and three hundred thirty million Americans experienced the first ever federally recognized Juneteenth. Regular readers might remember that mine began less than exceptionally. When I heard two days prior that Juneteenth had been declared a federal holiday, all I could think about was how little of an impact that news would …

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How to Spend Your Juneteenth in Washington, D.C. 

The only other word spoken during the month of June other than pride is that of Juneteenth. While historically celebrated amongst smaller communities of Black Americans in Texas and branching out to the larger community of the Black American diaspora, Juneteenth is becoming a widely celebrated holiday all across the nation. With its recent declaration …

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