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Booker T. Jones

Fri., Jun. 13, 7 pm

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-332-1010





Juneteenth Festival

The Juneteenth Festival observes the June 19th 1865 proclamation of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This celebrates the freedom for people of all racial backgrounds. Featuring live music, cultural and family activities, storytelling, food and beverage vendors, and more. Sat., Jun. Continue Reading →

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Kudos to the Minneapolis Juneteenth committee

By Jimmy Stroud

Contributing Writer


Kudos to the Twin Cities Juneteenth Celebration, Inc. and their many volunteers for another safe and successful Juneteenth event held at North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis on June 16, 2012. As I roamed around the park taking hundreds of event photographs — 548 to be precise — I was able to talk and listen to many people who fully embraced the festivities and a few complainers with one foot in and one foot out, so to speak. I heard everything from “What happened to the parade and the 10K run?” to “This park is great and has a lot of stuff for children to do here.”

The Juneteenth celebration is a day that remembers the slaves in Galveston, Texas who were told slavery was abolished two-and-a-half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. That means the Juneteenth celebration is about freedom. So let us remember and make room for freedom of opinion and speech of those people who attend and critique Juneteenth celebrations anywhere. Continue Reading →

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