H A P P Y J U N E T E E N T H!!!
“Anytime anyone is enslaved, or in any way deprived of his liberty, if that person is a human being, as far as I am concerned he is justified to resort to whatever methods necessary to bring about his liberty again.” – Malcolm X
Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Black people in America. It is a time where Americans are meant to acknowledge the atrocities of the country’s past, celebrate the advancements of the Black community, and work toward a better, more equal future. But with Black lives still being viciously and senselessly being taken every day, it can be hard to feel like true emancipation was ever achieved.
This year will mark 155 years since the original Juneteenth. And while it has been more than a century since our people were freed, Black Americans are still not given the same freedoms as those of white skin. But that doesn’t mean Juneteenth shouldn’t be celebrated! What it does mean is that while we commemorate the Black community and all they have achieved and overcome, it’s also important to remember more work is to be done!
I know my blog should be covered with way more Black Lives Matter content, but please know I am an activist in real life moving in my community, at work, at home, on line and in every way that I can. I believe in the true freedom of my people and will continue the fight for the end of systematic oppression. To those reading, there are countless ways and resources to join the movement, be an active ally, begin tough conversations, and evoke change to instill an anti-racist mindset. Join the movement, don’t just standby!
I will continue to use my voice, my style, my writing, my platform and everything I am as Black woman to take part in this revolution by any means necessary. I take up the responsibility because the shoe fits. Here’s a denim diaries black girl magic tribute: