Good Morning my beautiful Kings and Queens! We made it through another Juneteenth!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Juneteenth, it is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of the slaves. On June 19 of 1865 Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Today I’m thankful for being black. There is a certain wisdom that comes with struggle and pain, and our people have suffered for over 400 years with shackles and without. The oppression of our people is a deep systematic institution but we are still here, and we are stronger not because of but in spite of.
I love being black because we’re beautiful. The melanin is exquisite, the talent is unmatched, the music moves your soul, the food feeds your spirit. Even with all of the weight of the world’s racism on my shoulders I wouldn’t want to be anything else. I hope you share this feeling with me.
Happy belated Juneteenth to everybody! and I hope you celebrated in some way! God bless♡
♡ Verse for The Recovery Room Theme: Forgiveness
Luke 23:34 (NKJV)
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
And they divided His garments and cast lots.
♡ Verse of the Day
Revelation 21:4 (NKJV)
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
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