“Juneteenth Celebration & Movie Screening”

Muskegon, MI (June 10, 2014) – Imara Entertainment and 103.7fm The Beat are excited to announce our 1st Annual “I Am Juneteenth Celebration.” You are invited to celebrate with us and enjoy this free, fun, family event.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  It originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 as the African American Emancipation Day and has spread across the U.S. and beyond.  Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom with emphasis on education and achievement. It is a day or week marked with celebrations, entertainment, guest speakers, family gatherings and much more. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions join together to acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.

The I Am Juneteenth Celebration will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Smith-Ryerson Park; 550 Wood Street in Muskegon, MI from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. The 6 hour celebration will include live entertainment, open mic, arts & crafts, moon bounce rides, 5 on 5 Basketball and Kick Ball Tournament, a black history contest, food and more. At the conclusion of the Juneteenth Celebration (6pm) a movie screening of the documentary Hidden Colors 2 will be shown.  This event is sponsored in part by West Michigan Therapy, The West Michigan Lake Hawks, Bubbles Bounce, STL Entertainment and Eighty Nine Entertainment.

WHEN:              Saturday, June 14, 2014

12:00 pm – 6:00pm; Juneteenth Celebration

6:30pm – 9:00pm; Documentary Screening of Hidden Colors 2

WHERE:             Smith-Ryerson Park

550 Wood Street

Muskegon, MI  49442


For more information or media inquiries visit or call (231) 727-5007.


West Michigan Community Help Network/103.7 The Beat,
(WMCHN) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization created in 2000 offering a variety of programs that serve community members of every age and background. The WMCHN is committed to the community and programs such as the Student Mentorship Program, Feed the Needy Program, Peace Jam Festival, Anti-Gang Initiative and more. We focus on leadership, education, and community development. On November 15, 2001 the WMCHN was given the green light to operate a new urban, educational station (WUVS-LP 103.7 the Beat) for the Muskegon area.  To learn more visit our website at

About Imara Entertainment, Imara, Swahili for Power, Persistence & Endurance, is an outreach and anti-gang initiative of the West Michigan Community Help Network & WUVS 103.7 The Beat. This program serves as a cornerstone of our organization and allow us to take part in strengthening and building the community.  Our mission is to promote positive life skills and teach knowledge of self, self-respect and self-determination. Members of Imara Entertainment Record Label come from our Youth Mentorship Program, where the core focus group are youth ages 13 thru 19 who have an interest in entertainment.

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