Juneteenth

INDIANAPOLIS — A summer event focused on engaging and celebrating Black owned restaurants and caterers is returning to Indianapolis. The Juneteenth Foodways Festival is happening on June 17 from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. The Festival is currently looking for Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, caterers, retailers, artists, and more. The event will feature the […]

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s the last remaining vestige of a legendary street. Almost all of historic Indiana Avenue is gone, but the Walker remains. What is now the Madam Walker Legacy Center includes the iconic Walker Theatre and the building that housed Madam C.J. Walker’s beauty empire. The Center is celebrating 95 years since the national landmark first […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is planning its first Juneteenth Foodways Festival, and they’re looking for food vendors to participate. The event’s special focus is on Black owned restaurants and caterers. It will celebrate the intersection of the American presidency, the history of Black entrepreneurship and some favorite foods. The festival is scheduled for June 17 […]

Twitter is now recognizing Juneteenth as a company-wide holiday. CEO Jack Dorsey announced yesterday that Twitter and Square are making Juneteenth a company holiday in the U.S. Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19 and commemorates the official end of slavery in the U.S., when the last people in Galveston, Texas were informed on June […]

  90-year-old Opal Lee is walking to D.C to urge the US Congress to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance, before President Obama leaves office. “I started my walk September 1st. I started out thinking I need to see President Obama and ask him why. In all of the eight years he’s been in office he […]

Opal Lee is so serious about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday that she is traveling to the White House on foot to deliver a petition to President Obama.

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.

In commemoration of the anniversary of the tragic terror attack on Emanuel AME Church last year and in the wake of the devastating shooting in Orlando this month, Juneteenth, the historic holiday commemorating the southern Black slaves’ emancipation, is upon us. This day is incredibly important because on one hand, it demonstrates to us the cyclical nature […]

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 […]

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 […]

Usher made a bold statement with his attire at the Essence Music Festival this weekend. Not widely known for his political opinions, the singer appeared…

As many around the nation and the world prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, also known Emancipation Day, a variety of celebrations will…