It’s June…

which means summer is just a couple of weeks away. Thank goodness. I’m ready for sweet sunny days, delicious dranks, and lip smacking bbq. This month also means the celebration of Juneteenth.

“Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.”  http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

Juneteenth is a Black American holiday. It is an opportunity to honor the resistance of Black people and our contributions to this country. It must never be forgotten that this society was built off the backs of Black people.

My group, PDX Black Feminism, will be hosting our own Juneteenth gathering. It’s a time to connect as a community and hold space for Black liberation. We always welcome donations and/or promotion of our campaign. The funding helps with refreshments, self-care needs, etc.

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Summer Recap #1

Damn. I can’t believe it’s September already.  My summer kind of sucked though, so for first time in my life, happy that it’s almost fall. I really don’t know what the hell happened, but glad to have those days behind me. I hope everyone else had a good summer. I really didn’t do much. I lost my main job, so spent the majority of my time looking for extra work. Since my funds were tight, I wasn’t able to travel.

The one blessing was that I was still able to get my grub on 🙂 If y’all haven’t caught on by now, I love to eat.  Despite having some personal setbacks, it was nice to be able to go out with friends. Good friends, food, and a drank can help ease the hardest of times.

I’m excited to get my blogging groove back.

Good riddance summer!

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Groupon meal 😉
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Breakfast with a buddy.
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Food cart treats-fried plantains and donuts.