It’s June and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has kicked off this year’s National Healthy Homes Month, an annual campaign highlighting the direct link between housing quality and residents’ health. National Healthy Homes Month serves to educate families and communities about the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy home byContinue reading “The Importance Of A “Healthy Home” To Your Family’s Well-Being”
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Juneteenth: Meet Opal Lee, The ‘Grandmother’ Of Juneteenth
Opal Lee, nicknamed the Grandmother of Juneteenth, saw her family’s home in Fort Worth, Texas, burned to the ground by a mob of 500 white rioters. The date was June 19, 1939. In January 2017, she arrived at the Nation’s Capital, completing a five-month march that urged lawmakers to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. AtContinue reading “Juneteenth: Meet Opal Lee, The ‘Grandmother’ Of Juneteenth”
Connecting Our City One Step At A Time
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll with a friend, or opportunities to stay active with the whole family this summer, the City of Wilmington is working hard to maintain and expand our greenway systems and multi-use paths for you to enjoy. We believe keeping our bikes, hikes, and nature trails in tip top shapeContinue reading “Connecting Our City One Step At A Time”
Juneteenth Part 1 of 3: Did You Know?
Like much of African American history, the road to understanding, acknowledging, and celebrating Juneteenth has been a hard-fought battle. Three months after rebellious Southern states refused to relent to the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This happened in a moment millions had been praying for at WatchContinue reading “Juneteenth Part 1 of 3: Did You Know? “
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