Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States
Happy Juneteenth my beautiful lovely brothers and sisters.
Last year I wrote a piece detailing the history of Juneteenth and how it became known as African-American’s so-called “Independence Day.” For those of you who are interested in learning that history told by your favorite ghetto historian, just hit the link below.
Instead of running through the history of Juneteenth, or dragging Trump’s lame ass for saying he’s the reason people know about Juneteenth 🤦🏾♂️ I wanted to leave you guys with a quick word as we continue to press on through the bullshit.
The Fight For Black Liberation Continues
I know it’s tough to celebrate freedom right now… Especially when it seems as if we’re anything but free… But don’t let the evils of the world overshadow the importance of today.
As we gather to celebrate life, family, and friendship on this important day, I’d like to remind us all of one word… Resilience.
Resilience is what kept our ancestors alive during the horrors of the middle passage. Where they witnessed countless men and women, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, lose their lives due to disease, starvation, infection, and a whole list of other bull shit that came with that gruesome theft.
Resilience is what gave our ancestors strength underneath the sins of chattel slavery. A time when even little baby boys and girls were born into a cycle of physical and psychological torture.
Resilience is what gave our ancestors hope after this country failed to maintain its promise known as the Special Field Order Number 15.
Resilience is what created the Blues, Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Rock & Roll.
Resilience is what fueled Marcus Garvey to lead an entire generation, and awaken thousands of African minds all over the world.
Resilience is what fueled Malcolm X to be unapologetically Black in the face of unchecked White Supremacy.
Resilience is what fueled Angela Davis after the State tried to frame & execute her for standing up for Black people all over the world.
Resilience is what fueled the Black Panther Party to say fuck the police state, and move to organize themselves to protect their own neighborhood from the crooked ass police.
Resilience is what got us here bruh…
I know this sounds hella corny, but we’ve come too far to lose hope now. Whenever you feel the weight of the good fight coming down on your shoulders, remember the resilience of our ancestors. Remember the fight they had to endure to get us to where we are today. Remember that, like our ancestors, we’re carrying this weight now so that hopefully the next generation wont have to…