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A man atop a horse posed for photo after photo and was constantly surrounded as he slowly trotted in circles. Leimert Park, in South Los Angeles, was the site of a large Juneteenth commemoration — Leimert Park Rising x Pray for the Hood — that brought hundreds of people together for art, music, food trucks, and solidarity. Photo:

Juneteenth Reminds Us How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go

Millions celebrated. Here’s how Juneteenth looked across the United States.

Momentum took a look at how three cities — Detroit, Houston, and Los Angeles — celebrated Juneteenth 2020, the 150th anniversary of the historic emancipation of enslaved people in Texas. Read the essay, and then join us on a




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Drew Costley is a Staff Writer at FutureHuman covering the environment, health, science and tech. Previously @ SFGate, East Bay Express, USA Today, etc.

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