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Off-Topic / Re: A Bible Verse for you
« Last post by ssarber on Today at 05:31:09 pm »
If only more people would do this

Off-Topic / Re: post delivary weight reduction
« Last post by ssarber on Today at 05:28:25 pm »
Cut out carbs,bread,pasta,sweets,rice it's hard I know my husband and son lost weight that way.

I agree with this Also drink a lot of water.
Support / Re: Close this category?
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It is hard to get any kind of support on this site now.  The last time I submitted a support ticket they never answered my request.
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Juneteenth Events

The federal holiday is Monday, June 19, but there are many celebratory events happening before then.

Anyone here celebrate this holiday?  If so how do you celebrate?

Considered the longest running Black holiday in the U.S., Juneteenth has long been called America’s second Independence Day, though it wasn’t recognized by the federal government until two years ago, 155 years after it was first celebrated.

The Emancipation Proclamation freeing enslaved people may have been signed in 1863, but Texas went right on operating as if slavery was still legal. The reason was simple: there wasn’t much enforcement in areas still under Confederate control. It took another 2.5 years for Major General Gordon Granger and his Union Army troops to march into Galveston, Texas and free the enslaved people there. Because it happened on June 19, the name Juneteenth evolved as a combination of the two words.

In the early years after Juneteenth began, many people celebrated with family gatherings and picnics, prayer and religious services, speeches and educational events and festivals with food, music and dancing. But there were far fewer Juneteenth celebrations during the Jim Crow era when the lives of Black Americans were strictly controlled.

It was the Civil Rights era that reignited interest in the anniversary of enslaved people being freed. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s March on Washington was purposely scheduled to coincide with Juneteenth. Many march participants took the celebration back to their home states after the rally and eventually a movement was born to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Finally in 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.

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As for Juneteenth’s message, Ohio State University professor Dr. Trevon Young told Bloomberg last June that “Juneteenth should remind Americans that emancipation was necessary but insufficient. There needs to be an actual grappling with how racial injustice is still shaping the lives of Black Americans and Black folks in America by extension, today.”

Juneteenth used to be mainly celebrated by southern Black people -especially Black Texans- with big and small gatherings, comfort food and Black anthems. But since becoming an established holiday, it’s now celebrated countrywide. With the informal holiday becoming an official one comes commodification - yes, Virginia, Walmart did come up with a Juneteenth-flavored ice cream, resulting in plenty of outrage.

But there's also an array of public events. Here are a few:

 Elegba Folklore Society will be hosting Juneteenth 2023: A Freedom Celebration during the weekend of June 10-11.

On Sunday, June 11, the African Burial Ground is the setting for Dancing with the Ancestors

Torch-Lit Night Walk along the Trail of Enslaved Africans will be held on Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at 1308 Brander Street. Dancing with the Ancestors June 11, 5-9 p.m. at the African Burial Ground, 1540 East Broad Street.

Read others at this link:

Off-Topic / Re: Massage
« Last post by ccandpam on Today at 04:26:34 am »
I am sorry, but I can not help you. I do not live in Los Angeles. Speaking of massages, I could sure use one myself.

Off-Topic / A Bible Verse for you
« Last post by ccandpam on Today at 04:20:51 am »
Psalm 95:6-7
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care
Off-Topic / Re: post delivary weight reduction
« Last post by potluck6 on Yesterday at 05:52:02 pm »
Cut out carbs,bread,pasta,sweets,rice it's hard I know my husband and son lost weight that way.
Off-Topic / Started out slow today
« Last post by potluck6 on Yesterday at 05:48:07 pm »
Did my usual surveys or tried to. Made 1 cent here in 20 minutes tried other sites like drumo,qmee,swagbucks nothing  very discouraging.  Then things picked  up 24cents here and other sites came through now at 5.00 for the day. I like it and will still try more. You can listen to youtube and do surveys  most of the time.
Off-Topic / Re: Any Computer Whizzes on Here? I have a question.
« Last post by cathy37 on Yesterday at 10:17:27 am »
I have never used Ancestry, but I have heard several people do like it.  I'm sorry I can't help, because the people I know that have used it didn't have a problem.
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