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How to watch tomorrow's live California Juneteenth broadcast through the ONME Network (6-19-21)

By ONME Newswire

Watch online here on 6-19-21:

12:00 - 3:00 PM (PST)

NOTE: In the event that he heatwave knocks the power out while we are live, here is a backup broadcast that will kick in to broadcast the content starting at 12:30 PM PST on 6-19-21 below for desktop or here if mobile:

Starting Saturday, June 19 - July 10th, all of California is invited to the Virtual 2021 California Juneteenth - Celebrating Black Excellence to enjoy this commemorative holiday through a month of free African and African-American cultural arts: rhythmic, musical jazz, and blues numbers; poetic prose; Black films and shorts; gallery arts and learning about local cultural arts and Black history from local museums throughout California.

Each week, the hourly broadcast will feature a professional video production of California's curated content in history, talent, music, and community. This Juneteenth, the ONME Network and friends, will showcase the theme Black Excellence throughout California by elevating Black voices throughout the state. Tune in for messages from spiritual leaders and government officials, learn about three African American museums, get edutained on the history of jazz and blues, and enjoy a compilation of Black talent from throughout CA.

Below is the scheduled lineup for each week from June 19 through July 10:

Episode 1 - June 19

This week, the ONME Network kicks off Juneteenth with a special community-centric episode where locals from throughout California share what Juneteenth and Black Excellence means to them. Check out messages from California politicians, spiritual leaders, and Black businesses as we kick off Juneteeth and recognize Black graduates in between programming.

Episode 2 - June 26

Join us for the second episode of A Virtual 2021 California Juneteenth as we continue to celebrate Black excellence with a special highlight on the history of blues and jazz along with a special message from AAHCMSJV Board Chair Gregory Melancon. The AAHCMSJV presents the 2021 Jazz and Blues awardees for the recognition of two phenomenal jazz and blues musicians, Barbara Morrison and Lennice Bolton, Sr.

In addition to celebrating Black excellence in music, there will be special performances by musicians based in California, along with recognizing Black graduates in between programming.

Episode 3 - July 3

After a AAHCMSJV sponsored presentation of Central Valley Black Women Excellence in Politics, join KMER host, Ken McCoy as he interviews the African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley Aspiring Females Reaching Others in Politics (A.F.R.O.) awardees, Paula Massey and Kimberly Tapscott-Munson. These two women are highlighted for their striving excellence in Central Valley politics.

Following the presentation, stay tuned for brief presentations from our partnering museums in Los Angeles and Sacramento, as well as artists profiles of talented Black artists from throughout California.

Episode 4 - July 10

In the finale of A Virtual 2021 California Juneteenth, the ONME Network closes with excellence in Black motherhood, Black businesses, followed by a second concert finale of Black talented musicians, dancers, poets, rappers, and filmmakers. This episode is the culmination of Black entertainment represented throughout California.


How to Watch Starting June 19, 2021:

For mobile devices only go here: -June 19;12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On TV in the Central Valley: CMAC TV channels -June 19;12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Comcast Channel 93; AT & T Channel 99)

On TV in South Bay: CreaTV San Jose (time TBA)

(KMVT 15 & Bay Voice TV Ch. 27)

On TV Public Access Stations: Available for free to all California public access stations via PEG Media/Tightrope Media Systems

OTT Channels and on-demand: Roku & Amazon Fire TV (after 1:00 PM on 6/19/21)


About the Museum Partners

Event co-host and partner The African-American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley (AAHCMSJV) is a historical icon nestled in Fresno, CA, downtown's Art Mural District Fulton St. since 1993, reflecting the African-American community leaders and figures from throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

Event partner the California Jazz and Blues Museum was started by Barbara Morrison, a Jazz and Blues Legend. As a Vocalist, she has been featured on two Grammy Award-nominated albums. For a third Grammy Award-nominated album, Barbara Morrison's Blue Lady Records served as Producer. A multi-hyphenate, Barbara Morrison is also the Founder of The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center and the Founder and President of the California Jazz & Blues Museum, located in Leimert Park, CA. Morrison also serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies in the Global/Ethnomusicology Department at UCLA in Westwood, CA.

Event partner, the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum, was founded by Shonna McDaniels, a visual artist and community activist, envisioned an institution to preserve Black history and celebrate African American people's accomplishments and legacy. The museum is named for Sojourner Truth, who, although born a slave, worked tirelessly for abolition, women's rights, non-violence, and civil and economic advancement of oppressed people. The museum gives homage to Mrs. Sojourner by expanding the historical & biographical knowledge of her life's work and carrying on her mission by teaching, demonstrating, and promoting projects that accentuate the ideals and principles for which she stood.


Click below to see May press release about the 2021 Virtual California Juneteenth Event - Celebrating Black Excellence!


About Juneteenth

Juneteenth and Black Music Month purposely go hand-in-hand historically, where mostly communities celebrate both through music and history.

Juneteenth is an American national holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans; it would be June 19, 1865, when the official enforced announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States would be enforced by troops going territory to territory to make sure slaves were released from these plantations.

With thousands of people of all ethnicities expected to watch online, this live online broadcast is edited into weekly shows up to one hour representing a mixture of talent from southern, central, and northern parts of California.

The shows will also be available for later viewing on public access TV for patrons who missed the live online event or for attendees who want to relive the fun moments in their living rooms.



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