Juneteenth is a recognition of American history where on June 19, 1865 (only 156 years ago) more than 250,000 enslaved black people were informed they were free. This was an astounding 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed in 1863. The month of June is a specific time to reflect on this moment of history, reconcile with the past, present and how we see the future. Black Americans are only 2-3 generations removed from slavery and still suffer from systems permeated with racial bias. The fight for true and complete freedom still continues.
This year, the Supporters of 8CRE at NIH will observe Juneteenth over the first 19 days of June, with a focus towards the wellness of self, family/friends, and community. We encourage all those interested in participating in these 19 Days of Wellness to engage in various activities that promote health and wellness (suggested actions…
Highlights from Yemi Mobolade’s watch party on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the COS City Hub in Colorado Springs. According to preliminary, unofficial results, Mobolade defeated Wayne Williams by about 15 percentage points, becoming the city’s first elected Black mayor and the first Colorado Springs mayor who isn’t a registered Republican in the more than four decades since the city began electing mayors directly in 1979. (Video by Skyler Ballard/ The Gazette)
Mobolade’s decisive victory represents a seismic political surprise in Colorado Springs, long known as a conservative stronghold. Though the city’s municipal elections are nonpartisan, Mobalade, who is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, will be the first mayor not affiliated with the Republican party since Colorado Springs started electing mayors 45 years ago. He…
We’re breaking down some of the origins and history behind why Asian Businesses are primarily located in the Black Communities. We dive into some research around the Civil Rights act, the history of immigration and chat with @circusfaery33
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https://youtu.be/nWYw-s7rNCE The cycle of progression and regression that has played out many times in history, and is happening again today. Be aware so you don’t get conned into being on the wrong side of history. You are mortal. It will be too late to stand for freedom and justice when you’re gone.
The “No Love Challenge” featuring majorette dancing is the latest TikTok dance craze, but not many social media users know that it dates back to 1960s HBCU culture. NBC News’ Zinhle Essamuah discovers the story behind the viral clips.
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