Juneteenth National Independence Day became a recognized federal holiday Thursday, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, marking the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 when slaves in Texas found out they were free by Union Army general Gordon Granger. (juneteenth.com)
There are great ways to celebrate this newest holiday… although some states have been celebrating for years… in and around Metro Detroit Including these listed in the Detroit Metro Times:
Emagine Entertainment Juneteenth Film Festival
This second annual film festival benefitting the UNCF (United Negro College Fund). See website for full schedule; Emagine Royal Oak; 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-414-1000; emagine-entertainment.com. Tickets are $5.
Juneteenth Painting with Darts
Pop paint-filled balloons with darts where you can create your own abstract street art, listen to great music with great food as well. Event runs from 3-6 p.m.; Lafayette Lofts 1301 W. Lafayette Blvd. #114, Detroit; eventbrite.com. Admission is $45.
Yes… boxing! And I am not talking about the Canadian holiday either.
So I had the opportunity to speak with Grammy and Dove Award nominated, Stellar Award Winner Todd Dulaney about his brand new project, “Anthems & Glory” and found out this man has been pandemic busy!
Along with his new project, his new boxing passion, singing the national anthem for the Chicago White Sox recently (He also played pro-baseball for five years.), he and his wife Kenyetta are expecting their 5th baby that they are aptly calling their “Pandemic Baby” because… well… you know
Anthems & Glory has 17 tracks including his number one single Psalms 18, his latest single Revelation 4 and features heavy hitters like Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Smokie Norful, Todd Galberth and more. Go to ToddDulaneyLand.com for more information on this powerhouse!
On Sunday, Balenciaga showcased their new collaboration of stiletto Crocs and knee-high Croc boots. This is the second time Balenciaga has worked with Crocs. The last time featured a platform clog that sold out before the shoe had a chance to debut in stores.
BUT… after some us saw the new eh hem… design the internet was ablaze.