EBONY Media Group, the iconic brand serving as the leading voice of the Black American experience for over 75 years, hosted an uplifting Juneteenth celebration at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta on Sunday, June 19, 2022 with a special performance headlined by rapper Wale.
“With Juneteenth recognized as a national holiday, it only makes sense for EBONY to take our celebration to a new level,” said EBONY CEO Michele Ghee. “Now is the time for action, and in celebrating this day of our ancestors’ freedom, we hope this is the first of many EBONY Juneteenth celebrations that will inspire and educate our community, elevate the Black American experience, and evoke a sense of pride in the contributions and impact that our culture makes to the global community!”
“EBONY has long been a pillar of the Black community, and I am proud to join them in elevating the Juneteenth experience with this special Atlanta event,” said Wale. “My hope is that together we can inspire the world while showcasing our appreciation of our past and the celebration of our future.”
EBONY’s Juneteenth celebration in Atlanta was open to members of The Gathering Spot and select VIP and celebrity guests who enjoyed music, spoken word, and an exclusive performance. The event aimed to be an inspiring experience that celebrated Black art, culture and progress.
The event was sponsored by Coke Studio, McDonald’s and P&G: Widen The Screen, My Black is Beautiful and Bevel. See a few snaps inside, I had a great time….
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