topic of voting, many agreed that voting is necessary, but
even more, it is important to know who you are voting for
and what they stand for, and avoiding the “I’m voting for
everybody black” trend. With the state of current affairs,
it is seen how not paying attention to the details can place
in office and positions of power.
came to marriage being dead in the black community, Banks
brought up a statistic from the Pew Research Center, that
interracial marriages have increased five times since they
became legal 50 years ago, from three to 17 percent. This
includes the iconic Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince
Harry last month. The response from panelists was unanimous
that they are either married to or plan to marry someone
stated that it isn’t that black marriage is dead, but that
poor communication can kill any marriage whether it is
dealing with financial goals, children or buying a car.
“When we don’t acknowledge issues, we can’t address them and
fix them. They pile atop of each other and create a wall
that’s hard to scale or break through”, Davis said.
question led to the discussion about blacks measuring
success with whites such as the neighborhoods they live in
and the schools they enroll their children in and why this
is a big deal today. Deon Ellis mentioned that there were
standards his parents set for him to go to school, get into
a good career and take care of his family. He is fulfilling
their expectation for him, which became his own expectation.
“It isn’t about keeping up with White people, it is about
taking care of my family and doing the right thing”, he
was day one of a two-day Juneteenth celebration that is
expected to continue next year, according to organizers
Whitney Banks, Monique TaChae and Sadora Montgomery. The
second day was a dashiki dress affair