The Cacao Lab Journal — juneteenth
“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible—and there is still so much work to do.” (Barack Obama) July 4th has been American Independence Day since 1776. It’s the day where people don their most celebratory red, white, and blue and gather for picnics, fireworks, and general merriment. Yet, this isn’t independence day for everyone. The African diaspora of north America honors collective freedom on a different day; June 19th. June 19th is...