To Us, Juneteenth Is A Celebration; To Our Ancestors, It Was Relief

I will never forgive this country’s suppression of black bodies, black souls and black minds. Never. Every year, Juneteenth reminds me to never forgive y’all. To celebrate the end of something so horrific and unimaginable. Is that really a celebration? Or is it relief? Relief that black bodies are no longer forced to legally be considered chattel. Relief that black souls are no longer forced to be driven out of the black body so that same black body can pick cotton, efficiently. Relief that the black brain is no longer…

The Holiday Trump Didn’t Make “Very Famous”

With the current climate the world is in, and after Trump’s ridiculous claim, it’s the perfect time to address what Juneteenth is. For the people who have never heard of Juneteenth: don’t feel bad. If there is one thing you should take away from the protests that have grown across the country, it is that being open to learning is the perfect place to start. Juneteenth, also know as Emancipation or Freedom Day, is a holiday that celebrates the official end of slavery. You read that right. For many years,…