While most of us spent Father’s Day giving our dads cards and other presents to express our love, Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, spent his Father’s Day partnering with Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change to bail out “ fathers who can’t afford the due process our democracy promises.”
Today marks 57 years since the first African American won an Emmy. Singer, songwriter and actor, Harry Belafonte, got the coveted gold statue on June 20, 1960.
June 19, 2017 marks 152 years since the abolition of slavery in Texas. Juneteenth Independence Day, also known as Freedom Day, is a holiday that celebrates the ending of slavery in Texas and the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the south.
Happy 69th birthday to the “Mother of the African American community,” Phylicia Rashad. Born on June 19, 1948, Phylicia Ayers- Allen transformed herself from a Jack Yates alumna into a well-respected Hollywood actress.
June 16 marks the day a legend and revolutionary in his own right was born. Tupac Shakur was an American rapper and actor. As of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
President Barack Obama, Carol Denise Richardson, clemency, federal bureau of prisons, Families Against Mandatory Minimums