Thank you for affirming this for me, I haven’t been in a celebratory mood for Juneteenth and felt like maybe I was missing something. It feels like the day should be less about cookouts and block parties and more so communion with the ancestors on what it means to TRULY be free (I argue that we are not truly free under this capital state) and how the journey to freedom continues.

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