The December 12th Movement hosted a grand Juneteenth commemoration in Bedford Stuyvesant on Sunday, June 19th. Directed by Jamison Chandler, the amazing youth Kipp Amp Legacy Jazz Ensemble played wonderful music for an hour in the hot sun.

Speakers like Assemblywoman Stefani Zinerman, Zayid Muhammad, A.T. Mitchell, and Dr. Mary Louise Patterson let it be known that Juneteenth is a time to reflect on big community issues.

Themes addressed topics such as; ‘Reparations now,’ need for equality in health care, gun violence, real solutions for New York’s housing crisis, gaining real political power and supporting Black businesses such as the artistic vendors present like Brenda Bunson Bey and Tribal Truths, and Mimis Kids.

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