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TGIFIgnacia Fulcher is a Commerce Editor with an absurd love of music, culture, and beauty. If you have any fire jams you think she should listen to, shoot her an email.

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It seems like the knowledge of what Juneteenth actually is has skyrocketed in no less than 14 days. If you don’t know what Juneteenth is, it’s actually the day where Texas slaves were freed, two whole years after The Civil War ended. On this day, tons of African Americans celebrate true freedom and the power it holds. So! I’ve curated a playlist that is pure, black JOY. Drink some Kool-Aid with the family and enjoy it.

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1. “I Found Lovin’” — The Fatback Band

2. “Black Butterfly” — Deniece Williams

3. “Living For The City” — Stevie Wonder

4. “Say It Loud-I’m Black & I’m Proud” — James Brown

5. “Be Happy” — Mary J. Blige

6. “BROWN SKIN GIRL” — Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy & Saint Jhn

7. “Needed Me” — Rihanna

8. “I Wanna Be Down” — Brandy

9. “September” — Earth, Wind, and Fire

10. “Pyramids” — Frank Ocean

11. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” — Michael Jackson

12. “Why Don’t We Fall In Love” — Amerie

13. “Square Biz” — Teena Marie

14. “Luchini AKA This Is It” — Camp Lo

15. “Before I Let Go” — Maze, Frankie Beverly

16. “Before I Let Go” — Beyoncé

And here’s the full playlist on Amazon Music for your enjoyment:

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Until next week, y’all.


Commerce Editor. Brooklyn born, Long Island raised. Black and Latina. Obsessed with skincare and '90s R&B. Actually went to Journalism school. Cares about social justice and Black writers.

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