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Juneteenth Officially A Federal Holiday

Juneteenth is A Federal Holiday “What Does that mean for Black People in America

President Joe Biden has officially made Juneteenth a Federal Holiday which is showing the United States as a nation is beginning to acknowledge it’s sketchy past. As a native Texan I didn’t heard about Juneteenth until I was a teenager and heard my maternal grandmother talking about her yearly Juneteenth festive.

Flashback to the hot summer of June 19, 1865 one hundred and fifty-six years ago the slaves in Texas finally receive the message they were legally free after 2 and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865.

Have you heard the saying “Don’t Killer the Messenger” well this is literally what was happening to Black Africans enslaved in Texan after the “American Civil War” every soldier sent by federal government was murder.

Finally a man they couldn’t kill “Gordon Granger” a Union Soldier delivered the message in Galveston, Texas June 19, 1865 saying that all the people were free. The United States recognizing it’s inhuman past could be a move in the right direction which is the descendants of the US Africans slaves receiving reparations.

Happy Juneteenth

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Living In West Africa “As A Black American”

The gigantic change in my life was leaving the USA and the job I had for half a decade and living in West Africa. As a Black American living in the Black Mecca it was a culture shock. I had always wanted to live in Africa because, it is the place of my ancestors origins. Moving helped me to realized that my life was not as fulfilling as I liked it to be and what I was missing was the little treasures in life like happy smiling people. This new environment created a new mindset for me which helped to gain more fulfillment and purpose out of life. This new fulfillment made me feel more valued, highly respected, and more memorizing to people all because, I followed my dream to live in Africa with my sweetheart.

The ride to the village was about 8 hours from where we were living. I got car sick with nausea on the village journey but, I survived and I was happy to meet my African family who is actually my significant other Tobi biological family. I met his grandmother for the first time and I was very happy to see a genuine authentic elderly 94 year old African lady the first wife to Tobi grandfather alive and still well. I learned a lot from Tobi family they welcomed me with open arms into my new role as Olori.

The first thing I would like to say is living in a different country help me to get a happier outlook on life. I was stuck in a dead end job feeling like I was going no where in life. In the United States I felt like the average joe working and trying to stay ahead of the curb in life and always feeling like the hamster running on a spinning wheel. Then I moved to the motherland and I found out what really matters in life and that is being happy and enjoying each day you have to live.

The West Africans treated me so well I Thank God that they came into my life they taught me so much about myself and helped me to discover a new path in life which is always never forgetting that the small things in life give you the most beauty. I felt so honored and privilege to have people who were happy to see me and people who appreciated me as a Black American coming to their country. This gave me strength to know that I made the correct choice of leaving my old life behind. I feel like a new woman.

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Life After Covd-19 “A New World”

Tangela Stephens

Hello to all of my family, friends, and fans. I missed everyone it has officially been years since I created a blog post. However if you really like my lifestyle stories you can follow me on Facebook. I know telling people to follow you on social media seems so cliche but, it is the the truth. I found out more about people lives on social media than in real life situations. Flashforward to 2021 and I would like to tell you about my new path I decided to take in life. I feel like COVD created a new way for me to think and live.

So when the Covd-19 first hit in March 0f 2020 I had already had a plan to make a gigantic change in my life. My plans were put on hold for a few months but, I overcame it I was determined not to let a…

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Life After Covd-19 “A New World”

Hello to all of my family, friends, and fans. I missed everyone it has officially been years since I created a blog post. However if you really like my lifestyle stories you can follow me on Facebook. I know telling people to follow you on social media seems so cliche but, it is the the truth. I found out more about people lives on social media than in real life situations. Flashforward to 2021 and I would like to tell you about my new path I decided to take in life. I feel like COVD created a new way for me to think and live.

So when the Covd-19 first hit in March 0f 2020 I had already had a plan to make a gigantic change in my life. My plans were put on hold for a few months but, I overcame it I was determined not to let a virus destroy my life. After 5 years at my day job I knew it was time to go because, I was always fearful of what was lurking so I took the leap of faith and I am happy I did. My life was not fulfilling to me so I made the change and move aboard. That journey helped me to find a new way of viewing life and I am forever happy for that. So be looking out for my next blog so I can tell you about my new awakening.

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