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June 19 Should Be a National Holiday

19 июня должен быть национальный праздник

151 years ago, slavery ended in Texas.


Angie Stone performing at Syracuse Juneteenth 2016


Juneteenth is a nationwide celebration of the end of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Texas and announced all slaves were free.

Juneteenth originated as a celebration of the ending of slavery in Texas.  On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger and 1,800 troops of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were free.  Even though President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had gone into effect on January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves in those states in rebellion against the United States, for various reasons the decree had not yet taken effect in Texas.

Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery had finally come to an end in Texas. That day — June 19, 1865 — would come to be celebrated by black Americans all over the country, who remember Juneteenth as the anniversary of their historic triumph over the planter class.

It should be a national holiday.

いよいよ9月23日(水)スタート!!現象的人気「エンパイア」シーズン2 / Season 2 of smash hit hip-hop drama premieres on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9 PM ET/PT on Fox




スーパースターが続々出演するドラマ「エンパイア」のシーズン2、いったい何がそんなに人気なのか? 他に誰が出ているのか? 詳しくはこちら!!

クリス・ロックが囚人役!!現象的人気のオールスター出演ドラマ「エンパイア」シーズン2いよいよスタート!Season 2 of the smash hit Fox hip-hop drama will premiere in the US on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9 PM ET/PT

Empire Season2


大手レコード・レーベル「エンパイア」のオーナー、ルーシャス・リオン(Terrence Howard)とその息子3人のうち、誰が会社を継ぐかという、お家争いがテーマのソープ・オペラです。

舞台はニューヨーク。地元のドラッグ・ディーラーだったルーシャスは妻のクッキー(Taraji P. Henson)と共にハッスルして荒稼ぎしますが、警察の手入れでクッキーが逮捕され刑務所行き……。難を逃れたルーシャス、持ち前の音楽の才能を生かしてドラッグの収入を元にインディー・レーベルを立ち上げます。ヒップホップの台頭と時を同じくし、ストリート・ハスラー的なビジネス・センスでヒットを連発、彼のレーベル「エンパイア」は押しも押されぬ巨大なレコード会社へと成長しました。このあたりの背景は、90年代のデフ・ジャムのラッセル・シモンズ、バッド・ボーイのディディー、ロッカフェラのジェイZなど若くして頂点を極めたストリート・ハスラーたちを彷彿とさせます。



Season 2 of the smash hit Fox hip-hop drama will premiere in the US on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9 PM ET/PT


Empire is a musical drama television series that started airing on the Fox channel. This hip hop family drama series tells a story of a music empire. Empire was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Season 1 of Empire premiered on the Fox channel on January 7, 2015.

The new drama series stars Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Hustle & Flow) and Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Person of Interest). Other cast members of Empire include Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Kaitlin Doubleday and Grace Gealey. Courtney Love and Macy Gray were added to the cast as well, and Naomi Campbell was announced in a recurring role.

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