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Uplifting the Simultaneous Joy of Father’s Day and Juneteenth

As a Southern state, Florida declares its Emancipation Day as May 20th, 1865 just two years after President Abraham Lincoln declared African American slaves free in the United States. On June 19, 1965 in Galveston, Texas, enslaved African Americans received federal confirmation of their freedom; hence where “Juneteenth” originated. Since then, the adoption of black liberation, celebratory festivals, and display of black art traveled throughout the country

Communities of color mourn the lives lost after multiple mass shootings across America

FLORIDA–In response to the mass shootings that took place over the weekend, Florida Rising’s Senior Director of Advocacy and Programs, Moné Holder, issued the following statement: “Communities of color around the nation are mourning the lives lost this past weekend in tragic acts of gun violence. A white supremacist gunman opened fire at a grocery store […]