Juneteenth celebration scheduled Saturday

CNJ staff What: Juneteenth Celebration When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Where: Potter Park Background: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, according to juneteenth.com. Observed around June 19, it commemorates the day Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 that the Civil War […]

Passover gives everyone reason to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers “Why is this night different from all other nights?” Thus began the ritual of questions during the Seder meal with which observant Jews start the celebration of Passover, or Pesach, which commemorates the deliverance of the Israelite slaves from bondage in Egypt. The youngest child at the table is expected to answer the […]

Humanity still being devalued by slavery today

Editorial This editorial might have been published to commemorate Black History Month. Or, on Feb. 23, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade. Or Jan. 1, the day the Emancipation Proclamation freed American slaves in 1863. When it comes to slavery, sadly, it’s always timely. Inhumanity is timeless, reducing free people […]

Brown president’s slavery claims a con

Thomas Sowell The president of Brown University has appointed a committee to look into the history of the connections of that institution to the slave trade. This is to be no academic exercise of scholarly research. There is obviously supposed to be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Brown University President […]

Juneteenth spells “freedom’

By Gary Mitchell William P. “Pill” Hall of Clovis has a certain reputation to maintain this time of year. Hall, 56, is the creator of what some would describe as a legendary barbecue sauce, and he shows it off during the annual Juneteenth celebration. “It’s very good,” said Barbara E. Singleton, event coordinator of this […]