Dear (Your Personal Identifier Here) People,
I’m a black dude. Not sure if you knew that, but if not…SURPRISE!
Today is June 19th! In case you didn’t know, back in 1863 a little thing called the Emancipation Proclamation was passed in an attempt to weaken the southern military forces by declaring all of the slaves free. However, it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865 (2 Years Later) that the last remaining slaves were informed of their freedom in the great state of Filthy Ol Texas.
What does that day mean to me? It actually means a lot. I’ve never been the type to be bombastic with my afrocentricity, but people should know it exists. I’m 100% proud to be black. I don’t celebrate the 4th of July. Don’t get me wrong…I’ll slide through a cookout for a burger or two, but that’s about the gist of it. I’m not against the fourth in anyway. In realize the importance of the day to many of Americans. I just realize that when the US got that wonderful independence, my kind of people had to wait about 89 more years to hear about the concept of freedom. And then it took another 100+ years to actually start tasting it.
But I’m not here to bait anybody. I’m just here to say HAPPY JUNETEENTH to everyone that visits the site. I’m hoping that everybody enjoys their day and doesn’t do anything racist. I love you guys. Be good.
“Obama walked up and said ‘Yes We Can.’ I said I wanna ride your nuts, cause I think you’re the man…” — Will.I.Am via Boondocks