Tag Archives: Kirk Franklin

Respecting our elders is draining for many black families

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“Respect your elders”. How many times have we heard this?  I’ve heard this more times than I would have liked. Enough for it to be embedded deep within my adult brain.  I can feel my ancestors getting ready to slap me in the face if I even think about stepping out of line. Growing up, […]

Juneteenth Playlist: Songs To Celebrate Blackness

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On June 19, 1865, Union army troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all slaves were freed. Black people enslaved in Texas were the last to get word that they were free, immediately becoming a cause for celebration. The first Juneteenth celebration occurred the following year when freedmen in Texas organized what became the […]