Something in the Water is officially in Washington D.C.!

Pharrel Williams just dropped the dates on social media today. The dates are June 17-19, 2022. Since, his announcement that ‘Something in the Water’ was not returning to his toxic hometown, Virginia Beach, people have been waiting patiently on where the festival would be held. Below is the lineup: Continue reading Something in the Water is officially in Washington D.C.!

Ikea Juneteenth menu with watermelon, fried chicken sparks outrage

An attempt to honor Juneteenth has backfired spectacularly for one Georgia Ikea. An Atlanta branch of the Scandinavian furniture chain has sparked outrage with what employees are calling an intensely problematic menu curated to celebrate the holiday, which marks the emancipation of the very last enslaved Americans.  “To honor the perseverance of Black Americans and acknowledge the progress yet to be made, we observe Juneteenth on Saturday, June … Continue reading Ikea Juneteenth menu with watermelon, fried chicken sparks outrage

Biden Signs Bill into Law Making Juneteenth a National Holiday

CNN.com (CNN) President Joe Biden said that signing legislation into law on Thursday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day — a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — will go down as “one of the greatest honors” of his presidency. “I have to say to you, I’ve only been president for several months, but I think this will go … Continue reading Biden Signs Bill into Law Making Juneteenth a National Holiday

How to Watch ‘Lift Every Voice’ Juneteenth Special Featuring Common, Justine Skye, T.I., Mereba & More

Live Nation Urban and LiveXLive Media, Inc. collaborated with Color of Change for the star-studded Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special Friday (June 19) to celebrate the day slavery ended in America.  Charlamagne Tha God with entertainment correspondent Gia Peppers will host the 90-minute showcase featuring performances by Common featuring Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, Justine Skye, Jonathan McReynolds, Mick Jenkins, Joy Oladokun and Fantastic Negrito along with discussions led by Trae Tha Truth, Vic Mensa, Lion Babe, T.I., Mereba and Leon … Continue reading How to Watch ‘Lift Every Voice’ Juneteenth Special Featuring Common, Justine Skye, T.I., Mereba & More

From Amazon to JPMorgan, here’s the list of companies honoring Juneteenth

On June 19, companies across the U.S., including the likes of Twitter, Nike, and Target, will honor Juneteenth as an annual holiday. On that day in 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger arrived with Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas, and announced to enslaved African Americans that the Civil War had ended and they were free — more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The holiday was … Continue reading From Amazon to JPMorgan, here’s the list of companies honoring Juneteenth

Teyana Taylor: Here’s Why My Album Is Coming Out on Juneteenth

As many Blacks continue to fight for racial equality and justice from police brutality, Friday (June 19) will serve as a day of celebration within the African American community in honor of Juneteenth, a day commemorating when slaves were declared free in the state of Texas following the conclusion of the American Civil War.  For Teyana Taylor, not only will she be rejoicing the liberation of … Continue reading Teyana Taylor: Here’s Why My Album Is Coming Out on Juneteenth