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Philly’s Fourth of July Jam on Livestream and Independence Day Discussion

July 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Philly’s Fourth of July Jam on Livestream.

The Roots, Common and a host of other artist are performing tonight on Livestream at 8pm EDT. This should be some nice listening music at least.

This concert does bring to light the issue of July 4th or “Independence Day”. Do you beleive it’s a holiday that African-Americans should celebrate? Why/why not? I’d love to read your comments below.

Personally, I’m conflicted. I do believe that this is just as much our country as any other group; we’ve built this country on our backs and deserve everything anyone else does. At the same time, the Independence that July 4th signifies is America’s from England; We were still enslaved for almost 100 years after this event. So why do we celebrate it? Do you celebrate Juneteenth? Both? Why/why not?