History: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929 – 1968 #MLK

Shalom, everyone! We remember the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was the "Moses" of our time. Through his selfless service and sacrifice, we enjoy freedoms today that were unthinkable only 50+ years ago. Though we have come a long way since the Civil Rights era, we still have a far way … Continue reading History: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929 – 1968 #MLK

Holidays: August Mawnin’ – August 1st – Emancipation Day

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of August Mawnin' or Emancipation Day is celebrated each year throughout the former colonies of the British West Indies (English-speaking Caribbean) on the 1st of August on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday commemorates the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire as a result of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, effective  August 1, 1834. … Continue reading Holidays: August Mawnin’ – August 1st – Emancipation Day

Holidays: Juneteenth – June 19th – A Day of Remembrance

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of Juneteenth, Juneteenth Independence Day, or Freedom Day is observed each year in the African-American community on the 19th day of June on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas and the Confederate States of America. The word "Juneteenth" … Continue reading Holidays: Juneteenth – June 19th – A Day of Remembrance