Checked into Ayazi/Kook
First dinner with friends since the start of the pandemic shut down. Physical distancing on their back patio with pizza and pasta. Also a small Junteenth celebration on my part (forgot to read the Emancipation Proclamation though.)
Read Juneteenth Has New Meaning in Pasadena by Jason Hardin (ColoradoBoulevard.net)
As thousands of local residents of all ethnicities continue to participate in peaceful protests against the culture of racial bias, profiling, and misuse of force in police departments across our nation, “Juneteenth” is sure to have taken on a new meaning this year.

👓 Juneteenth: The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’t | Slate

Read The Black American Holiday Everyone Should Celebrate but Doesn’t by Jamelle Bouie (Slate Magazine)
Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.
Happy Juneteenth!