Juneteenth offers message of hope, resiliency

(NEW YORK) -- While most Americans prepare to celebrate the country’s freedom on July 4, many Black people in the United States recognize June 19 as their Independence Day. The day widely known as Juneteenth, and referred to as Jubilee Day or Black Independence Day,... Read More.

Juneteenth: a teachable moment of forgotten history

While most Americans prepare to celebrate the country’s freedom on July 4, many Black people in the United States recognize June 19 as their independence day. What’s widely known as Juneteenth, but also referred to as Jubilee Day or Black Independence Day, is the significant... Read More.

Reflecting on Juneteenth, 157 years later

On June 19, 1865, the news of the Emancipation Proclamation -- a document issued by President Abraham Lincoln that freed enslaved Black Americans -- first reached Galveston, Texas, two years after its signing. In honor of Juneteenth this Sunday, musicians and entertainment professionals share what... Read More.