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Line Dancing In Buffalo! [VIDEO]

This summer, people are doing it everywhere! Check out these videos of people line dancing in the Buff. 

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Happy Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Buffalo holds one of the largest Juneteenth Celebrations in America. Check out some footage from this year's festival as we celebrate this national day of Freedom! 

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Today is Juneteenth — Have We Placed the Chains on Our Brain? [POLL]

On this day in history, June 19, 1865, marks the day on which slaves in Texas first learned that slavery had been abolished. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been in effect since January 1, 1863, the news didn’t reach Texas until June 19, 1865.

So here we are in 2012, and even though I was not around (physically) during the 1800s, I can imagine how difficult it was for those who were stripped of all human dignity and forced to wear chains and shackles like animals.

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Juneteenth Recap [PHOTOS]

This weekend, the Juneteenth festival took place in Buffalo. This was my first Juneteenth in Buffalo, and all I have heard is horror stories. All this weekend, I was told by everybody I came into contact with not to go to Juneteenth

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What is “Juneteenth” All About and Why is it a “Portmanteau”?

A "portmanteau" is a word that's formed from the combination of two separate words...for example... SMOKE & FOG = SMOG!  How is that relative to Juneteenth?  JUNE & NINETEENTH = JUNETEENTH! June 19, 1865 marked the day that the state of Texas finally recognized the freeing of slaves.  Texas was the last state in the Union to recognize The Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves and was signed three years earlier by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862.  

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Is it Important for Our Children to Know About Juneteenth? [VIDEO] [POLL]

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. In 1865, it was on June 19 that 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 announcement came two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which became official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new executive order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865 and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

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Will The Recent MLK Park Shootings Put A Damper On The 2012 Juneteenth Festival?

According to the Buffalo News this morning, 5 people were shot Saturday @ Martin Luther King Park in Buffalo.  The report states that a lone gunman walked up to family cookout in the park and opened fire at about 8:30 Saturday night.  The party of people included children.

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A “Splash Facility” For YOU!

According to The Buffalo News, a local Community Activist (Samuel A. Herbert) needs your help in speeding up a $4.5 Million Dollar "Splash Park" Project so that it'll be operable by this year's annual Buffalo June Festival...."Juneteenth"!

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Buffalo Celebrates Juneteenth 2011 [VIDEO]

Last weekend Buffalo celebrated one of it's most widely anticipated festivals in our area. With vendors from across the city and a parade unlike any other, WBLK was there to capture it all! Read more about the meaning of Juneteenth and check out video footage of this weekends festivities!

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KNOW THYSELF COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY
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Know Thyself Community Wednesday

TODAY'S TOPIC:

How Do We Break The Invisible Chains Of Mental Slavery??

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