Usher Raymond IV walked on or better yet glided on to the Essence Fest stage with a sense of purpose and the words emblazoned on his leather motorcycle jacket and crew neck t-shirt attempted to explain that purpose.
The article of clothing that stood out the most was the t-shirt with
July Fourthcrossed out with Juneteenth under it. He is among a growing trend of blacks that either don’t celebrate our nation’s independence or are questioning celebrating it. Some people celebrate Juneteenth instead of the 4th of July, though I’m still wrecking my brain how the two are mutually exclusive.
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