Columnists Opinion Starlett Quarles

THE X FACTOR: Juneteenth, reparations and our economic freedom

On June 19, we celebrated 154 years of freedom in the state of Texas with the African American holiday of Juneteenth. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective on Jan. 1, 1863, the entire abolishment of slavery in America was said to have not been truly enforced until June 19, 1865. However, even though chattel slavery Read More…