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  Juneteenth Survives Budget Cuts
June 19, 2004
  National Brotherhood Alliance Brings the Community Together to Save Juneteenth in Richmond

The National Brotherhood Alliance and other community partners present Juneteenth Family Day, Saturday, June 19, 2004, 11:00 am-4:00 pm, Nichol Park on 30th and McDonald Avenue in Richmond. The event will also include children's activities, a teen poetry slam contest, and a bar-b-que, potatoe salad and sweet potatoe pie cook-off.  Entertainment will include Gospel Hip Hop Artist Suga T (formally of the Click),  ragee band Oneness Kingdom, rhythm and blues band Vision of Tomorrow, youth gospel group C.O.G., steel drum band BLOCO, and  the Contra Costa College Gospel Choir. Also, there will be appearances by baseball greats Willie McGee and Mike Felder.

 

"Juneteenth is a proud tradition in the African American community across the country. Richmond is one of the few cities in California where you see so many African Americans in position of importance such as business, education and government," said Jerrold Hatchett, founder and president of the National Brotherhood Alliance (NBA).  "I and other members of NBA believe that the tradition shouldn't die. We understand that the city doesn't have the money so are coming out of our own pockets and getting support from the community to make this happen.

 

For additional information, please call 510-237-8116.

 
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