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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela. 

Juneteenth is short for June Nineteenth, a holiday commemorating the effective end of slavery in the United States. It is a day to recognize the end of slavery and to celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans. On June 19, 1865, two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered, Union General Gordon Granger and 1,800 troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. This was more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) freeing slaves in Confederate states. When, General Granger arrived in Galveston 250,000 slaves were freed. Freed black slaves broke out in celebration. Juneteenth became an official holiday in Texas in 1979. 

There is so much to do. Let’s get to work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7bnS8R994I

“The great revolution in the history of man, past, present and future, is the revolution of those determined to be free.” – John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States)

Sunday Paper

Sunday Paper

Every Sunday I look forward to getting Maria Shriver’s SUNDAY PAPER: https://mariashriver.com/sundaypaper/ Like Maria, it is filled with intelligence, heart, community, insight and hope. I wanted to share with you just a few segments from last Sunday’s letter from Maria. I was inspired by her challenge for us to IMAGINE the world we want to live in and then to get to work and make it happen!!! Please read…. I’ve Been Thinking (Maria Shriver)… Today, headlines change in an instant. Once you’ve finally started to get up to speed on one story, it fades from the news and gets replaced by something new and different. It’s a lot to keep up with. It’s a lot in a little bit of time. So many people have said to me that they feel helpless and don’t know what to do or say. I tell them what I tell myself: When you lay there in bed in the dark of night, imagine the country you want to live in. Imagine the leaders you want to rally around. Imagine the ideas that make you feel hopeful. Imagine your best-case scenario. Then, pick a lane and get to work. IMAGINE the world you want to live in — the world you want to create for your children or leave for them. Don’t tell me that your vision isn’t attainable or realistic. Imagine it. Write it down. Then, take personal steps towards getting educated. Take steps toward making your dreams a reality. Do you want a better climate? Get to work. Do you want to fight against racism? Get to work. Do you want to push for gender equality? Get to work. Do you want to close the gap in health care disparities? Get to work. (Join us at the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement or send me stories to cover on my beat at NBC News.) Do you want a different kind of media? Get to work. (Join us at here at The Sunday Paper, where we believe media can be a force for good.) Do you want criminal justice or police reform? New gun laws? Mental health parity? A more inclusive church? You know what to do… There are minds to change, hearts to be open, and much to be done. Let’s get to work.