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Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas and is marked by events like Wilton Manors' "Juneteenth Urban Mixer: A Celebration of Pride and Legacy," focusing on Black history and influential LGBTQ leaders. This event will take place on June 19 at No Manors from 7-10 p.m.
- Mary Rasura, Editor


Juneteenth Celebration In Wilton Manors

By John Hayden

Juneteenth is America’s true Independence Day. It celebrates the day that news of emancipation reached Texas, the last state to learn of liberation. Though this is only the fourth year it’s been recognized as a federal holiday, it’s long been celebrated as a true day of independence. This year the celebration expands.

“This is the very first Juneteenth event in the history of Wilton Manors,” LaTonya Hopson of The Legacy Builders said. “It’s a celebration of Pride and of legacy, a conversation centered around deep roots of the Black community, diving into personal life matters and experiences and how some of our key, influential leaders got to where they are today and overcoming social injustice.”

“Juneteenth Urban Mixer: A Celebration of Pride and Legacy” is set for June 19 at No Manors from 7-10 p.m.

“This is solely a celebration of liberation. First and foremost we have to focus on what Juneteenth was. Black people in the south, not knowing they were free in the state of Teas. The other states knew that. Texas was the last state to know they were free.”


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Weekly Events

TODAY: Stonewall Pride Women's Party

Join @lezchic at The Well from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. for a pre-Stonewall Pride Women's Party featuring dancers, vendors, and piercing and tattoo stations. 

SAT: Stonewall Pride

The gates for Stonewall Pride in Wilton Manors open at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Stonewall’s website. Prices are $10 in advance and $13 day of. 

SUN: Father's Day Brunch 

Join Tarpon River Brewing for a Father's Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve a table for 25 dollars through Eventbrite. Come dressed matching with dad and he'll recieve a complimentary flight of beer! 

Job Opportunities

Front Desk Receptionist -- Fort Lauderdale

BarkYard n' Brews seeks an enthusiastic Front Desk Receptionist who loves dogs. Customer service experience is preferred. The role involves engaging with customers both over the phone and in person, always maintaining a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Pay: $12 - $15 per hour

Cashier/Cafe Associate -- Fort Lauderdale

Nino Market is looking for a dependable and customer-focused Cashier to join our team. The role involves delivering excellent customer service, accurately handling sales transactions, and keeping the checkout area clean and organized. Pay: $14 - $15 per hour

Friday's Furry Friend

At just over two pounds, little Jiminy (pictured) wants a forever family…could you be the one for him?

Jiminy is a handsome, 9-week-old tiger kitten who is adventurous and playful. His brother Juno is also available and if you have room in your heart and home for the pair…well they will keep you entertained with kitten antics daily.  Jiminy is just one of many kittens available at the shelter.

It's in the Stars

InTarotGate by Dooney 

Happy Father's Day! How fitting it is for The Emperor to grace us on this day of celebration, whether our bonds with our fathers are woven tightly or frayed by distance. What matters is the paternal essence we embody, fostering structure, solidity, and protection in our own lives. This day not only honors fathers but also those parental souls, whatever their gender, who bring The Emperor's steadfast qualities into our existence, touching us with their guiding hands, whether of kin or kindred spirit. The Nine of Coins shines a light on our quest for material, physical, and financial stability. It calls upon us to cultivate this garden of abundance not just for ourselves, but also for those we hold dear. Alongside it, the Nine of Cups promises emotional fulfillment, as we take responsibility for both our material and mental well-being. These two Nines remind us to find pride in our accomplishments, thus venerating the inner paternal figure that steers us, not as an incarnation of the patriarchy, but as a beacon of self-love, kindness, and respect.

(Key numbers: 4, 9, 18, 22).

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