Radiant Church celebrates the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Juneteenth (June 19, 2022).


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.

A collection of African American films and music curated by Radiant Church members


1. Queen of Katwe (2016)

2. Birth of a Nation (2016)

3. Selma (2014)

4. I am Not Your Negro (2016)

5. Just Mercy (2019)

6. Hidden Figures (2016)

7. Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

8. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

9. The Great Debaters (2007)

10. John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)

11. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

12. Freedom Riders (2010)

13. Malcolm X (1992)

14. The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975 (2011)

15. Fences (2016)

16. Black Art: In the Absence of Light (2021)

17. Roots (1977) (2016)

18. A Great Day in Harlem (1994)

19. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

20. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

21. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

22. A Ballerina's Tale (2015)

23. Princess and the Frog (2009)

24. Summer of Soul (2021)

25. Black Panther (2018)

26. Eyes on the Prize (1987)

27. Africa's Great Civilizations (2017)

28. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Black music:

An archive of history, reflection, and lived experience

Gathers and shapes Black cultural identities

Advocates for Black communities it represents

Is the foundation of American popular music and much of global popular music

Playlists available on the following platforms

Spotify: (Link)

YouTube: (Link) 

Performed by Cynthia Erivo – “Stand up” https://youtu.be/sn19xvfoXvk

Maverick City Juneteenth album https://g.co/kgs/uJHcJe 

Resound – “Black History” https://youtu.be/plS0Ejtj6gI

Resound – “Lift Every Voice” https://youtu.be/S_OWCtRPRUA

Andra Day – “Rise Up” https://youtu.be/FBuIBaDSOa4

The  Spirituals Choir - “Wade in the Water” https://youtu.be/fxZ4H-gq_lc

Kanye West Sunday Service – “Lord your Holy Ballin’” https://youtu.be/TfpiHv1kP5E

Elevation Worship & Maverick City  “Jireh” https://youtu.be/mC-zw0zCCtg

Fred Hammond “You are the Living Word” https://youtu.be/7QNDGyC400A

Isreal Houghton “You are Good” https://youtu.be/ul6i6Kz2p2k

Koryn Hawthorne – “Won't He Do It” https://youtu.be/AtAW2PIt-FA

Youtube Videos Highlighting Black Artisits

Black History Musicians  https://youtu.be/QgrGexbNB3s

Black Owned Businesses

Supporting Black businesses today is more important than ever as many continue to recover from the economic losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Although Black entrepreneurs have a long and challenging history in America which includes systemic racism, redlining and even violence,  they continue to persevere. In part, their history of survival is rooted in the ability to coalesce for mutual support. 

6 Reasons to Support Black Businesses


Directory of Black Owned Businesses


Support our church community black businesses:

Taylor Made Beautee


401 Olympia Ave NE

Renton, WA 98056

Taylor Made Beautee is a beauty business offering esthetic services including skincare, 

hair removal, makeup artistry, and semi-permanent makeup for brows. 


Gorejus Incorpoated


Services: Educational Leader Support, Professional Development/ Coaching

& Fitness coaching (individual or group)



Nail Care Service

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