"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
Juneteenth is quickly becoming a controversial topic this year due to the recent events and laws occurring in states across the U.S. While this can cause multiple reactions, that's not what we want to focus on here. Our focus is on the progress that is possible within our community, and can become the forefront of this new "federal holiday." Progress that is possible through support, both monetarily and energetically. Black owned businesses do need our support and patronage, but community programs need our support as well.
We are spreading this message of stronger community through our new "Support The Community" T-Shirt. The graphic features a multitude of icons representing different aspects that can all lead to a brighter future for our community. Whether it is the arts, music, higher education or sports, supporting and helping these aspects grow within our community can only make us all stronger and more independent. Support The Community this Juneteenth and everyday forward.
Thank you for reading.