Juneteenth 2021

Rebirthing the Roots of Entrepreneurial Excellence

Write up by Malene Brissett,  Brooklyn WATE  


An initiative that proves to teach & keep the tradition of  celebrating the emancipation of Black people in America.

Juneteenth is the oldest, nationally celebrated commemoration of  the ending of slavery in the United States of America. Two and a  half years after the 16th President of the United States, Abraham  Lincoln, delivered the Emancipation Proclamation, where Black  people were considered free and delivered from enslavement. 

Why do we celebrate June 19,  1865?  

Across the United States, people of all walks of life share the  understanding that July 4th is the long time celebration of the  Declaration of Independence. America was finally free from the  dependence of the British and was considered to be an  independent collection of nations. However, Africans in America  did not share that experience, for they were still being owned and  considered 3/5ths of a man. On June 19, 1865 news came from the  soldiers who landed in Galveston, Texas that the Civil War had  ended and that slaves were now free. 

In honor of this long time coming, Africans in America have  celebrated with food, dancing, singing, and celebration of the right  to live and pursue happiness outside of being owned by another  human being. Today, through organized efforts and collaborations  of different organizations, solidarity in how we celebrate is  showcased through literary expression and images of the numerous  shades of Black in music, technology, art, science and business take  center stages throughout communities that reflect a new  generation of talent. These communities are the site where the  torches of inspiration are passed and are encouraged to continue  the tradition of celebrating annually. 

Our Juneteenth Celebration  

Parents and entrepreneurs are encouraged this year to submit their  ideas and businesses to the community. The community is rich in  consumers, educators, fellow entrepreneurs, supporters, and your  neighbors. We are our best advocates and our biggest cheerleaders. 


We are looking for :  




In addition:

Artists, Products, Historians,  Dancers, Retailers, Social Media Gurus, Singers, Service solutions and Content Curators 

Our Juneteenth POMP!  

What the heck is a pomp? It’s our play on Sir Edward Elgar’s  classic tune of Pomp and Circumstances that when heard often  signifies a graduation or a regal entrance musical ensemble  designed for royalty. Our Juneteenth Pomp is a family-based  experience that leads youth 13-18 years old into a cascade of  learning through leadership training. Each participant will have the in entrepreneurship to fruition. They will receive etiquette classes,  business prep, and all other leadership training courses to prepare  them for “Mark Day”, which is the day their dreams are shared for  review by panel judges. They make their Mark in the presence of  their peers, family, judges and the community. Finalists receive  prizes and the winner receives a scholarship.  

We welcome you to the 2020-2012 Juneteenth & It’s Pomp Season


Juneeteenth Gallery

Brooklyn United marching band
Juneteenth team 2019.jpg
Princess Tiana.jpg
Brooklyn Childrens Museum.jpg
Puppet show.jpg
Brooklyn news12.jpg
Crowd engagement.jpg
Bearded Dragon.jpg
Brave patron.jpg