The House of Representatives voted on 16 June to honour the day slavery was outlawed in the US. Philosopher Lewis R Gordon contemplates this victory for democracy.
What really happened on Juneteenth — and why it’s time for supremacists and their sympathizers to surrender
Galveston’s Blacks already knew they were free, so did their slaveholders, who nonetheless kept them in bondage — not by deceit or ignorance, but by the brute force and dehumanizing torture they'd used for 200 years.
Juneteenth commemorates the day that the last enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were finally able to claim freedom from illegal chattel slavery.
Use this Psalm to commemorate Juneteenth.
Join Be’chol Lashon for this unique celebration of our community’s diversity.
Be’chol Lashon, which has been celebrating and advocating for the racial and ethnic diversity of the Jewish people since 2000, celebrated with a prayer service welcoming Shabbat and featuring two rabbis of color.
I wanted to show my children what “biracial” really meant, piecing together their father’s Scottish and Russian Jewish ancestry with my Black Arkansas and San Francisco roots.
While the death of George Floyd brings up personal traumas for many us, it’s important to remember that part of self-care is finding joy.
One major event capitalizing on this year’s Juneteenth timing is an online Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat service organized by Be’chol Lashon.