Many of the Black men and women buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery were born into bondage in the 19th century; freed from slavery by emancipation and become Raleigh pioneers for the generations that followed.
Video of Montreal Police Kneeling on Black Teenager Spurs Outcry
New research and a more conscious exploration of health disparities in this country show us that black Americans have worse health outcomes than white Americans across the board.
I am proud and grateful to join in celebrating #Juneteenth with my friend LaNesha DeBardelaben, the Northwest African American Museum, Rec'N The Streets, and many others on a day that symbolizes the beginning of freedom for so many Black Americans.
To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live.