I want to reflect on this Juneteenth — a day of African-Americans observance, a day to acknowledge the physical bondage of African-Americans. It is a day to also look at the effects of Psychological-Slavery and the role it plays in the lives of African-Americans to this day.

The historical legacy of slavery destroyed the African-American’s way of life over and over again. In every capacity, they became a people constantly recreating themselves and never giving up. A people who continue to fight for social-justice, equality, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A people that have been kept down for over four-hundred years. A people who have become a symbol and beacon of hope for others around the world. The world is beginning to see  that when African-Americans rise, others can rise too because black lives matter.