Prostate cancer still remains the leading cause of cancer death in black males. The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) wants to change this situation for good.
Thursday at noon many gathered at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Fort Smith to kick off the celebration for the National Juneteenth Celebration.
Washington– U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) this week helped pass a resolution recognizing the historical significance of the Juneteeth Independence Day,
Thanks to everyone to who came out to the 2010 Juneteenth Freedom Fest! We had a wonderful turnout, great food, and AWESOME entertainment! We truly enjoyed seeing the community come together to celebrate freedom.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors on Tuesday approved $15,000 in funding for Juneteenth Freedom Fest after what one director called years of "slaps in the face" to the event.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors on Tuesday approved recommendations for spending $227,700 in assistance for outside agencies that did not include money for the Juneteenth Freedom Fest. Before the vote, several citizens during the meeting asked the board to fund the event.
Mark your calendars for the 2010 Juneteenth Freedom Fest, to be held on June 11-13, 2010 at Harry E. Kelley Park in Fort Smith! We'll be unveiling the weekend's events and entertainment acts soon, so check back often for the latest updates!