“Juneteenth has long been a day for African Americans to celebrate and reflect on the moment when our ancestors finally learned that they were free,” said Attorney General James. “It’s a day to recognize how far we have come, but also to understand how far we have to go. Over the past year, Black-owned small businesses…

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flyer with speaker names and announcement of JUNETEENTH Celebration on June 19th 2020 12-4pm

On June 19th 1865 Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in Texas, which was the last of the former Confederate states to receive this news. “Juneteenth” has since become an occasion to celebrate the abolition of slavery throughout the former slave states. On Saturday, June 19th there…

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several city council candidates for district 33 sit in a semi circle with a large audience

Sunday,  June 6th 5-7 pm Cadman Plaza Park at the Brooklyn War Memorial hosted a LIVE District 33 City Council the only outdoor District 33 City Council Candidate Forum. Watch the full debate! Read more about the candidates in Brooklyn Paper’s Q & A

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