Daily Archives: April 16, 2023

Special “Emancipation Day 2023” E-dition

image011image010TODAY IS
SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2023
Happy Emancipation Day 2023, Everybody!

image006HURLEY THE HISTORIAN says today is “Emancipation Day” in Washington DC, a legal holiday commemorating the day in 1862 when Lincoln freed slaves in the Confederate states, and our Faux Facebook Friend, Belligerent Black Blogger Nate “Rhymes With Hate Livingston said if we don’t celebrate it, we’re all just a bunch of white racist honkies who probably also forgot that yesterday was Jackie Robinson Day, because on that date in 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and became the first Black player in Major League Baseball history.


The Natester also wants to know if The Muckraker would like to do a story about somebody asking the Ohio Ethics Commission to Investigate Appointed-By-Mike-DeWhine-So-He- -Wouldn’t-Get-Voted-Out-In-All-Blue-Hamilton- County Ohio Supreme Court Justice “JayWalking Joe” Deters for that time he continued to pick on Convicted Ditzy D-RAT Juvie Judge Traci Hunter, after her so-called sentencing review had been postponed all those times, but CH Snitch at 1000 Main Street said nobody knows where the hell that case was all those days.

What part of “disqualified” didn’t that foolish woman get? She didn’t have a law license, she was a convicted felon facing jail time, and she still wanted to run for judge. Maybe now that she’s seen what damage releasing criminals upon the public can cause firsthand, even Judge Mrs. Stan wouldn’t do it again and for sure no other local judge would let her keep getting away with running to be a judge while ignoring all laws applicable to her.

image007image005Emancipation Day is a legal holiday in Washington D.C. which is observed annually on April 16. However, if the traditional Tax Day on April 15 falls on a Saturday and Emancipation falls on Sunday when the IRS is closed (like today), that will give all of us over-taxed payers until Tuesday, the 18th, to file our federal taxes.

image007On April 16, 1862, Republican President Abraham Lincoln signed The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. The Act freed about 3,000 slaves in the District of Columbia and represented the only example of compensation by the federal government to former owners of emancipated slaves.

image007Background: The Emancipation Day celebration was held yearly in D.C. from 1866 to 1901. The city council voted to resume it as a tradition and historic celebration in 2002. On January 4, 2005, Mayor Anthony A. Williams signed legislation making Emancipation Day an official public holiday in Washington D.C.


Slavery did not officially end in the rest of the United States until after the Civil War ended in 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted in 1865 and formally ended slavery in the U.S.

image007How Emancipation Day is Celebrated: Throughout the month of April, a variety of events are arranged in D.C., such as exhibitions, public discussions, presentations of historic documents, the laying of wreaths, concerts, and poetry readings. The objective of the events is to educate people about the history of the District of Columbia and its connection to slavery.image007

You would’ve though Black Lies Really Matter might’ve had something nice planned for today’s celebration, but so far we haven’t seen any riots on CNN.