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Juneteenth celebrates freed Black slaves; what about the babies?

Juneteenth celebrates freed Black slaves; what about the babies?

Today is Juneteenth 2019 here in America, and we are commemorating the day in 1865 when all “Negroes” became ‘free at last’ through the official abolition of slavery. We are also celebrating 400 years of African-American life here in America; wherein President Donald Trump signed the Bill, H.R. 1242 on January 8, 2018 and enacted the 400 Years of African-American History Commission. This enactment helps to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary…

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Important Juneteenth Message -Stop Selective Outrage!

Important Juneteenth Message -Stop Selective Outrage!

Immigrant Children versus American Children It seems as if overnight the world has been consumed with a new movement calling for an end to the separation of immigrant children from their mothers at the border, but have we forgotten our own children? Every year thousands of American women, U.S. citizens, born and raised on this land, have been forcefully separated from their children and sent off to various prisons throughout the nation while their children fall under the jurisdiction of…

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Memorial Day Dreams of Reconciliation and Redemption

Memorial Day Dreams of Reconciliation and Redemption

On Monday we will celebrate Memorial Day thanking God for our active members of our military and our veterans and their families. As one who has had active members of the military in my own family, I know the personal care and the prayers that always go forth for our soldiers. Recently I shared a blog about the G.I. Bill of 1944. In that light, much has been revealed regarding racial discrimination in our country with the enduring hope that…

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Celebrating Fathers, Seeking Jubilee on Juneteenth This Weekend

Celebrating Fathers, Seeking Jubilee on Juneteenth This Weekend

The third weekend in June is impacted by two seemingly unrelated holidays; Fathers’ Day and Juneteenth. More people remember Fathers’ Day because every human being has a biological father, regardless of the circumstances of conception. On the other hand, Juneteenth, AKA Jubilee and Emancipation Day, is a US holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Juneteenth is celebrated during “Fathers’ Day Weekend”…

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Juneteenth, Civil Rights Anniversary, Independence Day: Get on Board for Life!

Juneteenth, Civil Rights Anniversary, Independence Day: Get on Board for Life!

Every year on June 19th, African-Americans celebrate “Juneteenth,” the anniversary of the day slavery was abolished in Texas in 1865. Two centuries later, we have yet to connect the dots between the denial of African-Americans’ human rights through slavery to the denial of unborn children’s human rights through abortion. There is definitely a parallel between the Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade decisions. June 19th is “Juneteenth,” marking the day in 1865 when two and a half years later word…

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Juneteenth 2013 – Free the wombs of the Brown, Black and Poor

Juneteenth 2013 – Free the wombs of the Brown, Black and Poor

How’s this for a bottom line? America can’t truly be free until Black, Brown and poor women and their babies are free.” June is the month we celebrate Juneteenth. Every June 19, African Americans gather across America to remember. 150 years since the Emancipation of Black slaves in America, yet some didn’t get the news till two and a half years later. The revealing Executive Order below shows how deep seated inequity was and still is in America. The slaves…

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Become An Abolitionist! Help us #AbolishAbortion

Become An Abolitionist! Help us #AbolishAbortion

Another Juneteenth is just around the corner, June 19, 2013, and the babies in the womb are still not free. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half…

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