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New Yorkers commemorate Juneteenth at events across city

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2023
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NEW YORK -- Communities across New York City marked Juneteenth on Monday. Families gathered and played in the Bronx's Joyce Kilmer Park for Black Opportunities' Juneteenth festival. "This day is about freedom. It's about love. We want to make it about family," Black Opportunities Inc. founder Hawk Newsome said. Newsome brought his daughter to be surrounded by strong community. "We go to communities and tell Black people fight for your freedom, so this holiday embodies everything we do, so if we can pass that on to the kids, then it's...

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