Juneteenth has come and gone. This year had some features that we loved and of course others that we would rather pass with blinders on.
Each year we know to expect beautiful spirits, diverse food square, an exciting Drumming Village, family friendly- live entertainment and of course specialty vendors. They have the most beautiful, practical, intriguing, handmade, one of a kind items of all sorts there. There were dancers there. Oneaka Mack, of Oneaka Collective, this other wonderful young dancer and Shouting John.
The following video is an example of what took place.
Although shopping has never been the top interest for us. We do give the children an age appropriate budget, grab 2 bean pies and call it a day. My husband loves the information. I love the connecting and the children adore the playground, attractions and activities.
What I want my children to take from this weekend is this:
- Africans were incredible people before they were slaves. They were people JUST like us. Within hours, they were taken from their family, home, environment,stripped of their dignity and forced to work till the day they died.
- There is no need for the “Crab Apple” mentality as success is in all of us. The universe provides for you based on what you put out.
- and three although families come in all dynamics, the father plays a very essential role and we must encourage our men to be the man that builds his family strong foundation.
In these crazy days you just can’t keep enough positive influences in your children. For that reason alone I am grateful for this much needed celebration. Can’t wait for next year.
Know Thy Self,