JUNETEENTH!

JUNETEENTH!

Music, Arts Competition to Applaud Civic and Faith Leaders

A businessman and a former member of the Oklahoma Metropolis Board of Training, a Baptist pastor and others would be the recipients of annual Juneteenth Music & Arts Competition Awards throughout an occasion scheduled for Saturday, June 19.

The competition will start at 10 a.m. and proceed till 7 p.m. at Washington Park, 400 N. Excessive Ave.

These are the recipients of the  Rita  Washington   Memoprial  Soul Awakening Neighborhood Awards (to be offered at 2:20 p.m. on the First Safety Financial institution Stage):

  • Joseph Clytus Jr., who beforehand served on the Oklahoma Metropolis Board of Training and is the proprietor of enterprise enterprises, will likely be offered the Lifetime Achievement Award;
  • Rev. Derrick Scobey, pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, will likely be offered of the Public Servant of the 12 months Award;
  • Counseling Options & Interventions and its proprietor Sherman Johnson Sr., are the recipients of the Enterprise of the 12 months Award;
  • The Oklahoma Youth Literacy Program and its proprietor Gina Darby, would be the recipients of the Group of the 12 months Award; and
  • Warren Pete, principal of the Millwood Arts Academy & Center College, will likely be offered the Educator of the 12 months Award.

(Sponsors of the award shows are Tinker Federal Credit score Union, Guiding Proper, the Metropolitan Library Techniques, First Safety Financial institution, Langston College, The Alliance for Financial Improvement of Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma Metropolis/Oklahoma County Division of Well being, The Black Chronicle, Coronary heart and Soul 92.1 and 1140,  Oklahoma Metropolis’s  CBS Sports activities Radio, and Energy 103.5.

Jon B, the R&B recording artist, will likely be among the many entertainers showing on the  competition’s  First Safety Financial institution Stage.

The singer is understood for the hits, “They Don’t Know,” “Fairly Lady” and “Somebody to Love,” and is alleged to be one of many clean voices that dominated radio airwaves within the 1990’s.

A songwriter, too, the singer has labored with the likes of Toni Braxton, Babyface and a pair of Pac.

Additionally headlining the music competition will likely be recording artist Ray J.

Ray J is understood for the songs “Horny Can I,” “One Want” and “Wait a Minute.”

The performer has additionally discovered success as an actor and in enterprise as proprietor of a know-how firm and in investments.

He’s the brother of  recording star and actress Brandy.

As well as, the competition will characteristic native performers Robert Banks & the Constructive Join Band, Jeremy Jackson, the Nayborhood Barbie, Butter, the Direct Join Band, the 411 Band, Vokal and others.

Greater than 20 music acts will carry out gospel, hip hop, jazz and rhythm & blues music.

(An entire schedule of performers might be present in immediately’s version of The Black Chronicle and on-line at blackchronicle.com.

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit score Union, Guiding Proper, and Perry Publishing & Broadcasting, the competition will exhibit the works of native and different artists, in addition to plenty of cubicles representing companies and corporations.

Among the many artists exhibiting their works will likely be Brother Joshua, Lynn Hutch, PatcHappy, Heather Marie Designs, Sunee Rice, Rico Younger, Afrodisiac Artwork, NyLainah Brewer, C Lashawn Artwork, Willis Sullivan, Artistic Colours, LLC, Chandler Watson and Muse Artwork.

Threatt Artwork Gallery is sponsor of the artwork displays.

New this yr to the competition is a portray occasion at which patrons get to color the likenesses of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor.

That occasion is sponsored by the City Wellness Dispensary.

Juneteenth is a celebration of the belated recognition by American slaves west of the Mason-Dixon Line that that they had been freed months earlier by the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth celebrants immediately have fun freedom with arts, cultural  and music festivities.

Final yr’s Oklahoma Metropolis competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 12,000 patrons of this yr’s occasion are anticipated to attend, in response to John Bolden, occasion supervisor, the competition will likely be “a celebration of the humanities, culturally-inspired music, in addition to schooling and good well being.”

Free rides and video games for youngsters, an “Consuming of the Greens” contest will likely be options of the competition, in addition to a greatest candy potato pie contest.

From midday till 4 p.m., free COVID-19 vaccinations will likely be given by representatives of the Oklahoma Metropolis/Oklahoma County Division of Well being.

Every patron eager to obtain the vaccination should current a legitimate type of identification.

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