The Charlotte City Council votes to make Juneteenth a paid government holiday.

Those looking to celebrate Juneteenth this year can do so at various events happening in the Charlotte area.


In 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, Black people in Galveston, Texas were finally liberated.

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.

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.

Alicia Keys and John Legend are next up on the Verzuz Instagram battle stage. On Saturday, Swizz Beatz confirmed that the two multi-time Grammy award winners would square off behind their respective pianos. The battle will take place on June 19th or Juneteenth, the day many African-Americans were told they were “free” from slavery on […]

While gathering, organizing and/or protesting has historically the way folks would come together in celebration, with the current global pandemic it is suggested to pivot the plan. Here are some ways you can take action.

It was bound to happen. In an internal memo, Nike has revealed that it will be recognizing Juneteenth as an annual paid holiday.


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 History Month

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 […]