Happy Juneteenth! If you didn’t know today commemorates the actual date in 1865 when African Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally learned — more than 2½ years after the Emancipation Proclamation — that slavery was officially over. Several states like New York and Virginia are working to make today an official paid state holiday. In the meantime to honor the day several networks and streaming platforms are airing specials, virtual roundtables, and more. Here’s 5 that are a must watch!
“OWN: Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will commemorate the Juneteenth holiday with slate of special encore airings of programming starting with the evocative original documentary “Dark Girls,” followed by “Light Girls” at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, “Oprah & Lupita Nyong’o on Colorism” at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, “Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved the Way” at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, “OWN: Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part One)” at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and “OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part Two)” at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
A former beauty queen turned hard working single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she made. Starring Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze.
Red Table Talk — “Black America In Crisis”
Jada, Gammy and Willow address the state of emergency within Black America – from racism to police brutality, white supremacy to “Karens” and even cancel culture. Joining this special RTT: Legendary Civil Rights leader Dr. Angela Davis and the woman who gave the most powerful speech of this generation – activist Tamika Mallory.
Steve on Watch — “After The Marches: What’s Next?”
Steve Harvey sits down with Kimberly Jones, a NAACP Image Award Nominee, activist, and author exclusively on Facebook Watch. In part two of their interview, Steve and Kimberly discuss law enforcement today and how they believe the current protests will be interpreted in the future.
A Juneteenth Conversation Around Apple’s The Banker
In celebration of Juneteenth, Apple, the National Civil Rights Museum and 92nd Street Y today unveiled that they have teamed up to host a roundtable conversation around “The Banker,” and the film’s empowering themes of positive social change. “The Banker” executive producer and star Anthony Mackie, star Nia Long and Dr. Noelle Trent, Director of Interpretation, Collections and Education, National Civil Rights Museum will all take part in the virtual conversation. Additionally, “The Banker” will also be available to stream for free, along with Apple Original docuseries “Dear…,” now through June 30.
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