African American music and art cannot be separated from the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the forced transportation of millions of African people across the Atlantic who were then enslaved. The cultures from which they were torn and the conditions into which they were forced both contributed to the sounds of African American music. Juneteenth Commemoration Film 2022 features the honorable Mayor of Saint Paul, Melvin Carter III, plus a special tribute to Philando Castile and George Floyd by Seitu Jones and Ta-coumba T. Aiken. WATCH June 19th @ 9am on @spnncommunity (Comcast Channel 19 & 799) and @speakmpls (Comcast Channel 16, 17 & 75).  You can also watch online at: and at