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Harambee Juneteenth Day

“On Thursday, June 19, 2008 we proudly commemorate and celebrate the 140th Anniversary of Juneteenth Day!

Juneteenth Day is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. If one does the math it will become clear that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863.

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Cistrunk Ordination

On Sunday, Oct. 16, Rev. Dr. Terrell H. Cistrunk stood before a packed church, filled with members, family, neighbors and friends at her ordination service commissioned by the Presbytery of Milwaukee.

Rev. Cistrunk has been pastor of the New Life Presbyterian Church, 3276 N. Palmer St., for almost twelve years. The neighborhood has been changing, and the Presbytery gave her the charge to reorganize the church.

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Craig Wroten

Like so many other community-based organizations, HOPI operates on a shoestring budget, love and passion for the community and a commitment to harmonic and prosperous living for its members. Wroten says that each block is uniquely different and he could spend a week or more on each block, solving problems and addressing complaints. Unfortunately, his hands-on time is severely limited.