47.2 F
New York
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Juneteenth

Must read

This Day in History: March 28th

"Panther with a Pen," Lutrelle Palmer Was Born Lutrelle Fleming Palmer Jr., known as the Godfather of Chicago's...

It’s Time for the NFL to be Honest with Antonio Brown

On Thursday, Bruce Arians, the coach for NFL team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shut down the possibility of Wide Receiver, Antonio Brown, following Tom Brady...

Mali Opposition Leader Soumaila Cisse Kidnapped

Mali opposition leader Soumaila Cisse has been kidnapped and is being been held hostage days before an election. Cisse, along with six members of his...

Does Cuba Have a Cure for Coronavirus?

Cuba may have found a cure for COVID-19. On March 2, the island instituted the Novel Coronavirus Plan for Prevention and Control, which regulates...
Karen Hunter
Karen Hunter
A former sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News for 16 years, Karen served four of those years on the editorial board of The News, where she was a member of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize- and Polk Award-winning teams. She was also the paper’s first African-American female news columnist. As the head of Karen Hunter Books (KHB), an imprint with Simon & Schuster, Karen has published No. 1 New York Times bestseller True You by pop icon Janet Jackson, New York Times bestselling Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian by Kris Jenner
Prev1 of 5
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Today is Juneteenth, recognized by many throughout the Global Majority as its true Independence Day. June 19, 1865, is the date that enslaved people in Texas found out they were free–two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law, freeing those held in bondage in America. It is a celebration, but also a bittersweet reminder that freedom is a pursuit that must never stop.

This list includes Juneteenth, Ralph Ellison’s last book,published after his death, a book to free your soul by Iyanla Vanzant. There’s a Suze Orman book to help liberate you financially and Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Underground Railroad, which is a chilling and twisted take on the institution of slavery.

 

Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

This novel was “written” after the death of Ralph Ellison by an editor who put it together from more than 3,000 pages of notes. Ellison is best known for the classic Invisible Man, a magical metaphorical look at being black in America. Juneteenth follows the journey of Bliss Sunraider, a white orphan raised and groomed by a black preacher. He goes on to become a great orator and politician, but never looks out for nor acknowledges the community that made him. The Juneteenth celebration annual summer celebration is one of the characters in this book.

 

Prev1 of 5
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Michelle Obama and DJ D-Nice Host a Voter Registration Party

Michelle Obama and DJ D-Nice teamed up for their online Voter Registration party on Instagram live. Last week, DJ D-Nice had all of Instagram rocking...

Jamaica Promises Harsh Penalties for Those Who Ignore Quarantine

Jamaican Minister Andrew Holness is warning travelers that stiff penalties could follow if they do not adhere to the country's quarantine order. The Caribbean island...

White House, Senate Reach Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal

The White House and Senate leaders have finally reached an agreement in the form of a $2-trillion stimulus package for the U.S. economy to...

This Day in History: March 24th

The "Godmother of the Civil Rights Moment," Dorothy Height Was Born Women and civil...

Nigeria Reports Chloroquine Poisoning after Trump Lauds it as COVID-19 Treatment

Nigeria has reported that three people have overdosed on the anti-malaria drug chloroquine after President Donald Trump tweeted that it was a "cure" for...