Twin Ports Juneteenth celebrations focus on BIPOC businesses, black culture

Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 11:27 AM CDT
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SUPERIOR, WI. (CBS 3 Duluth) - This week people will celebrate a new federal holiday.

June 19, is Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.

This weekend celebrations and events will be held across the country and right here in the Twin Ports.

On Wednesday, ChaQuana McEntyre, founder and executive director of Family Rise Together, and Jacob Bell, executive director of Family Freedom Center in Duluth, stopped by CBS 3 This Morning to share about the events taking place in our community.

“Now it is a time for us to get together to celebrate that, but for our organizations, it’s also about celebrating the black culture and African American culture and our entrepreneurship and our talents,” said Bell.

This year the Twin Ports Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom event will be taking place on Saturday, June 18th, at Barkers Island in Superior, WI, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be live music, food, games, and a special focus on BIPIC local businesses.

McEntyre said the event is open for anyone to attend, and she hopes people get to understand their culture more by attending.

“We are here, we are not going anywhere, we are inclusive, and we want to be a part of the community and want them to be a part of our community,” said McEntyre.

For more information about this year’s Juneteenth celebrations, click here.

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