Entertainment – Juneteenth 2023

Bringing the fun to our event were our dynamic MC and DJ duo. Our MC was Nyia Harris of Nyia Harris LLC and our DJ was DJ Biko of Groovytown Entertainment.

Black Girl Magic – Spoken word by Anica and Alise Gray from Roseville Area High School.

Black Girl Magic is a concept of empowerment of black women and girls that became popularized about 10 years ago. Roseville Black Girl Magic is a student led initiative started by Anica Barze and friends at Little Canada Elementary School in 2020. They wanted to bring this concept into the school to empower students and acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of black women and girls. With the support of her sister Alise, mother Alisha, and the wonderful staff at LC, this event was very successful. So it was mimicked during her 8th grade year at Roseville Area Middle School.  

Now students at Roseville Area High School, Anica and Alise wanted to expand the impact of Black Girls Magic to the district. This school year they were able to celebrate at Harambee, Little Canada, Edgerton, Central Park, Emmet D. Williams, Parkview, RAMS, and RAHS. Celebrations included presentations, panels, career fair, speakers, photo booths, and others. The goal is to spread this initiative throughout every school in the district for the 2023-24 school year and make this a new tradition for Roseville Area Schools. #RosevilleBlackGirlMagic

Magic by Brodini! Brodini is always the life of the party. member of the International Performe Union, Brodini has received accolades from both party-goers and professional groups alike. For more information, click here.

TKO Drumline and Knockout Drill Team was the star attraction! Teaches drumming rudiments and techniques to ages 8-18, while building the community and expanding. For more information, click here.

We were fortunate to have 4 entertainers from the High School for Recording Arts. They were: Dancer – Donyae, Host – Ryah, Rapper – Stone, Singer – Arrie. For more information on the HSRA, click here.

We had both Face Painting AND a Balloon Artist from Phancy Face Painting and Party Entertainment. For more information, click here.

This year, for the first time, we had a Career Tent where attendees could talk to Black Professionals about their careers.

Nyia hosted a Juneteenth Trivia Contest with prizes!

We had a Juneteenth booth full of information about the history of Juneteenth!

There was a coloring table with custom Juneteenth pictures by Sabine.