Watch SiriusXM’s City View’s Juneteenth Panel Movies

Actors, musicians, activists and academics come together to discuss the importance of Juneteenth. On June 16, Mike Muse of SiriusXM Urban View hosted a special chat with Trae tha Truth, Phylicia Rashad, Opal Lee, Robert Randolph, April Ryan and Dr. Daina Ramey Berry to celebrate the importance of the day and raise cultural awareness. It was nearly 156 years since enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865, and the panel reflected the progress (and sometimes lack of it) the black community has seen since then.

In a clip from the event, Phylicia, an iconic actress, recalled “one of the happiest days” of her life. It was after the assassination of George Floyd when “people all over the world, without a single leader, without an organization, without an arranged affair, took to their streets all over the world to stand up for the dignity of every human being”. “She saw” the light in every human heart “shine brightly and felt that people were putting their political parties, groups, and financial motivations aside.” People came out because of the light in their hearts, for the decency of humanity stand. I was so grateful to see that day. “

But in all this light, White House correspondent April Ryan admits that there are still mistakes that need to be corrected; Apologies still owed for the past 156 years and more. “We have apologized to so many churches for the problems, the atrocities that have happened to them, but we are still discovering, discovering and pushing, but we don’t know what to do to change the dynamic,” she said. April stated that while the Founding Fathers “did not imagine that we were part” of American history, “when they say, ‘We the people’, we are ‘We the people’.” … We can’t be afraid to correct the injustice. “Check out a few clips from the Juniteenth event or watch the special if it’s on Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 11am ET airing on SiriusXM’s Urban View.