Hi Birdies…let’s get started with tweets and some music…
"Juneteenth may mark just one moment in the struggle for emancipation, but the holiday gives us an occasion to reflect…
Juneteenth celebrations will be marked with marches and civil disobedience, and like the nationwide protests that followed the deaths of black men and women at the hands of white police they are likely to be remarkably more multiracial this year. https://t.co/FJvzXYgXRW
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 19, 2020
Juneteenth has been celebrated for over 150 years in some quarters of the US, but not all of the celebrations were the best of intent. But now…
Texas has officially celebrated Juneteenth since 1980, but the country — amid widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, among others, at the hands of police — appears to show interest now in a national Juneteenth holiday. https://t.co/sdkz3VFnyk
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) June 19, 2020
Today we must recommit to building a nation that is based on justice and to root out systemic racism wherever it exists. We must create a society that values and celebrates Black Americans. That is not the work of a single day, but of every day and every generation.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 19, 2020
This video was released in 2011, but notice it was recorded the way now that most artists who post “at home” performances today. Hope you like this version of one of Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits.
More news, tweets, videos, music…all in the comments. See you there! Happy Friday! Let’s hope evening is peaceful.