The second weekend of the Essence Festival Of Culture kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, July 2nd, with the ‘Wellness House’ segment. It will stream in real time via Essence Studios, Twitter and Facebook Live from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST.
The focus will be on meditation, conversations, workouts and tutorials designed to boost your mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and financial well-being. Some of the confirmed guests are: Taraji P. Henson, India.Arie, Egypt Sherrod, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Koya Webb and many more.
Now that Jamaica’s controlled reopening is under way, the government has decided to give persons on the island an extra hour to conduct their daily affairs.
That being said, starting tonight, June 30th, the new curfew will begin at 11:00 PM and will be in effect until 5:00 AM the following day. This will be the new daily curfew until further notice.
Let’s Get Free is the debut studio album by hip-hop duo Dead Prez. It was released on February 8th, 2000 on Loud Records. This Friday, June 26th, M-1 (one half of Dead Prez) will be hosting the 20 year celebration of the record in light of the global reckoning on race relations.
This event will stream live on YouTube (uhurutv) and Facebook (omali.yeshitela) starting at 8:00 PM EST. M-1 will be joined by D’Angelo, Sean C, Timmhotep and Omali Yeshitela.
Tonight, June 18th, at 6:00 PM (local time), Jamaica’s Ministry of Health & Wellness will host another Covid Conversation as they continue to inform and educate the nation.
The confirmed panelists are: Denise Eldemire-Shearer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, Mr. Dunstan Bryan and Dr. Christopher Tufton. They will be joined by one of Jamaica’s biggest comedian, Oliver Samuels.
The conversation will stream live via their social media platforms. Members of the public are being encouraged to submit questions via www dot slido dot com using the code – #JaCovid19.
On Friday, June 19th, a day that is very important in the lives of African Americans, Charlamagne will host ‘Lift Every Voice,’ an event centered around “Juneteenth.”
Charlamagne will be joined by: Common, Jonathan McReynolds, T.I., Mick Jenkins, Trae Tha Truth, Vic Mensa, Mereba, Leon Bridges, Gia Peppers and that is just to name a few. ‘Lift Every Voice’ is scheduled to begin at 8 PM ET | 5 PM PT. Click here for additional information.
Early Sunday morning Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, called an impromptu press briefing. In it, he announced that his administration will be placing two areas under a state of emergency because of the rise in gang activities in those regions. See below an official statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.
“On the advice of the security forces, Prime Minister Andrew Holness have recommended to the Governor General that States of Public Emergency be declared in the Kingston Central and Kingston Western Police Divisions. The proclamation has been signed with effect from this morning June 14 for 14 days.”