Press

2022

 

“Coalition Seeks To Protect The Respect of Juneteenth” - May 26, 2022
https://chicagodefender.com/coalition-seeks-to-protect-the-respect-of-juneteenth/


2021

 

“OTL #766: Juneteenth in Chicago, City Council inaction,

The Secret History of Skanking Lizard” - June 20, 2021
https://wgnradio.com/outside-the-loop-radio/otl-766-juneteenth-in-chicago-city-council-inaction-the-secret-history-of-skanking-lizard/ 


“COMMENTARY | The Juneteenth Flag isn’t the best symbol for Black Americans” - June 18, 2021
https://thetriibe.com/2021/06/commentary-the-juneteenth-flag-isnt-the-best-symbol-for-black-americans/ 


“Pritzker declares Juneteenth an official Illinois state holiday” - June 16, 2021  |  https://wgntv.com/news/pritzker-declares-juneteenth-an-official-illinois-state-holiday/ 


“Juneteenth Could Become An Official Chicago Holiday In 2022 After Getting Lightfoot’s Support” - Jun 14, 2021
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/06/14/juneteenth-could-become-an-official-chicago-holiday-in-2022-after-getting-lightfoots-support/ 


“City Hosting First Juneteenth Flag-Raising Ceremony At Daley Plaza Monday As Kickoff To Week-Long Celebrations” - June 14, 2021 | https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/06/14/city-hosting-first-juneteenth-flag-raising-ceremony-at-daley-plaza-monday-as-kickoff-to-week-long-celebrations/ 


“With Black Culture Week, West Siders Commemorate Juneteenth While Focusing On Wellness And The Ongoing Fight For Equity” - Jun 14, 2021 | https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/06/14/with-black-culture-week-west-siders-commemorate-juneteenth-while-focusing-on-wellness-and-the-ongoing-fight-for-equity/


“Celebrate Juneteenth throughout the week” - June 14, 2021 | http://austintalks.org/2021/06/celebrate-juneteenth-throughout-the-week/ 


“TRiiBE Tuesday: Traditions Lost, Traditions Created” - February 23, 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX9_AHHrMQs 


“Chicago recognizes Juneteenth thanks to the efforts of Illinois State alum Torrence Gardner” - February 18, 2021
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2021/02/chicago-recognizes-juneteenth-thanks-to-the-efforts-of-illinois-state-alum-torrence-gardner/ 


2020

 

"Juneteenth To Be ‘Day of Observance’ In Chicago After Push To Make It A Paid Holiday - November 23, 2020 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/23/juneteenth-to-be-day-observance-chicago


“PHOTOS: Chicagoans Celebrate Juneteenth With Food, Family And Mobile Parade” - June 20, 2020
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/06/20/photos-chicagoans-celebrate-juneteenth-with-food-family-and-mobile-parade/ 


“Black Chicagoans are honoring Juneteenth 2020 their way with marches, protests, flags, food and more” - June 19, 2020 
https://thetriibe.com/2020/06/black-chicagoans-are-honoring-juneteenth-2020-their-way-with-marches-protests-flags-food-and-more/ 


“Here’s A List Of Juneteenth Celebrations In Chicago To Lift Your Spirits” - June 17, 2020
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/06/17/heres-a-list-of-juneteenth-celebrations-in-chicago-to-lift-your-spirits/ 


“Juneteenth Can’t be A Holiday Because Chicago Can’t Afford it” - June 17, 2020
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/06/17/juneteenth-cant-be-a-city-holiday-because-chicago-cant-afford-it-mayor-says/


“Chicago Makes Juneteenth ‘Day Of Observance,’ But Activists Continue To Seek Official City Holiday Status” -  November 25, 2020 | https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/11/25/chicago-makes-juneteenth-day-of-observance-but-activists-continue-to-seek-official-city-holiday-status/


“It’s Time To Make Juneteenth An Official City Holiday, Ald. Says: ‘Black History Is American History’” - February 19, 2020
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/02/19/its-time-to-make-juneteenth-an-official-city-holiday-ald-says-black-history-is-american-history/


“West Side Organizers Show Promise of Juneteenth Becoming An official City of Chicago” - February 12, 2020
https://freespiritmedia.org/features-search/2020/2/11/west-side-organizers-show-promise-of-juneteenth-becoming-an-official-chicago-holiday#:~:text=%22Juneteenth%20is%20a%20day%20to,become%20an%20official%20city%20holiday


2019

 

“Juneteenth Celebrations at Pritzker Park” - June 19, 2021 
https://columbiachronicle.com/juneteenth-celebrations-at-pritzker-park 


“Juneteenth May Not Be A National Holiday Yet, But Chicago Will Be Celebrating” - June 11, 2019 
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/06/11/juneteenth-may-not-be-a-national-holiday-yet-but-chicago-will-be-celebrating/
 

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