Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is a celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery.  It dates back to 1865 in Galveston, Texas. The celebration is also known as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day or Independence Day. It is celebrated on June 19th. The name is derived by blending June and nineteen. Historian, Hari Jones, reminds us that African Americans actively participated in freeing themselves from slavery on that day by enforcing the Emancipation  Proclamation. According to President Abraham Lincoln, “Without the military help of the Black freedmen, the war against the South could not have been won.” That fact gives us a reason to rejoice and reflect on the determination, fortitude and resiliency of our ancestors.

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A Letter to my Younger Self

by Quinton Harrell Before my wife and I were married, before we were even dating, I would often marvel over her recurring references to her parents in our conversations about life, love, and learning. I was quite fascinated with the hyperbole, which it seemed to be...

Mayor Nikuyah Walker

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Blue Skies: Mayor Nikuyah Walker in Her Own Words

With this as the backdrop, we talked for three hours about equity, partnerships, governing style, and much more in a conversation that could have continued all day, if not interrupted by a family emergency. I hope to continue our discussion and present it here at another time. As always Mayor Walker was candid and fearless with her responses and insights. What comes through in our discussion is that she remains a champion of the under-represented as she is willing to force conversations that some deem difficult.

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