This Week on MNN: Juneteenth

Originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Since 1865 it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the country. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. In 2021 President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law marking June 19 a Federal holiday. Join us This Week on MNN as we learn about Juneteenth and celebrate Black excellence. 

30 Frames a Second introduces viewers to The Elombe Brath Foundation (EBF), an organization that was created in honor of Elombe Brath, a Pan-African artist and activist born and raised in New York City. In this episode EBF takes us on a colorful journey through history and introduces viewers to the legacy of Elombe Brath and his creations,  AJass and the Grandassa Models

Community Cop is a long running community produced talk show hosted by the co-founders of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, retired NYPD officers Noel Leader, Michael Greys, Julian Harper. In this episode Michael gives us a detailed history about the origins of Juneteenth and discusses the issues still being faced by African Americans today. Join them for this important conversation. 

My Harlem Portraits aims to highlight the incredible work being done by African Americans in their communities and beyond. On this episode host Maria G. Cavenaghi talks with Sharene Wood, founder and CEO of Harlem Haberdashery, a boutique in the heart of Harlem that's built for fun fashion and philanthropy. Sharene’s goal is to create a space of community and inclusion. She works with emerging designers to create pop up shops, holds community events and much more. Watch this inspiring conversation only on MNN.  

Celebrate Juneteenth with MNN Sunday, June 19 at 1PM and Wednesday, June 22 at 7PM on MNN 5 (Spectrum 1993).