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Creative Interpretation of the Official Juneteeth Flag Graphic

For generations, we’ve celebrated Juneteenth with family gatherings, cookouts, domino and card-playing, music, laughter, and an overall feeling of Black freedom and joy. Juneteenth celebrates our Blackness by honoring our Ancestors, affirming ourselves and our people, creating space for Black joy, and struggling unceasingly for freedom and justice…

What Is Juneteenth

Creative Interpretation of the Official Juneteeth Flag Graphic

My family is from Beaumont, Texas. All my life, we’ve celebrated Juneteenth with family gatherings, cookouts, dominoes and card-playing, music, laughter, and an overall feeling of Black freedom and joy. In recent years, Juneteenth has risen in prominence, extending beyond Black Texans. Moments ago, President Biden signed a resolution to make Juneteenth a national holiday…

Make Juneteenth a National Holiday

Emancipation Day Celebration in Richmond, Virginia, 1905

Now more than ever, we must highlight and celebrate the rich history of our community and our culture. In the last few days, cities and companies across the country have declared Juneteenth a holiday. Just like our lives, our HISTORY matters, including why Juneteenth is rooted in joy and is a call for liberation for the Black community.