By Sandra Rose  | 

Emancipation Day

Thanks to a little known holiday, Americans have until Tuesday, April 18, to file their income taxes.

The IRS filing deadline fell on Saturday, April 15, so the IRS pushed the deadline to Tuesday, in observance of Emancipation Day which falls on Monday, April 17.

Emancipation Day is a holiday that gets very little attention in America (especially under the Obama administration), because it celebrates the end of slavery in the District of Columbia on April 16, 1862.

Emancipation Day is officially observed only in Washington, D.C.

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in the south as of Jan. 1, 1863.

Late filers and procrastinators have a little breathing room if you're still resting or working off your Easter Sunday meal.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in the south as of Jan. 1, 1863.
    But...never mind.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    One of y'all school Sandra please?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty


  • Chile_Pleeze

    He freed the slaves in the states he no longer had control over... the south had already in essence.. Lincoln aint free a D@#$%^ thang .

  • hottlanta

    She forgot about Juneteenth. The south might have said we have lost but they still kept slaves.

  • Mrz Justketta


  • hottlanta

    Lincoln was a slave owner because Mary Todd was a slave holder. He never told her if you don't get rid of your slaves I will divorce you.

  • Coy little wink

    Lawd...I owe this year ?

  • reddfoxxy16


  • Look@m3

    ALL ABOUT THE DOLLAR DOLLAR BILL.. We all know it was all about the money.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    There's no need for any black person to be impressed with Abraham Lincoln.
    "More problematic were Lincoln’s views on race. He held opinions not very different from those of the majority of his racist countrymen. Even if slavery was wrong, “there is a physical difference between the white and black races that will for ever forbid the two races from living together on terms of social and political equality.” His solution was a form of ethnic cleansing: shipping blacks off to Liberia, or Haiti, or Central America — anywhere as long as it wasn’t the United States."

  • CrunchyBlack1

    ill be thankful when i have to stop paying taxes on something i paid off 4 years ago.

  • Look@m3

    Funny how the GA Revenue owe me and gone make me verify that I filed my taxes in order for me to get my coins. Now they telling me it will take approximately 90 days for you to cut a check. They a trip I know they broke! Got money for unnecessary stadium, roadways but you cant cut my check!

  • hottlanta

    Republicans brag they are the party of Lincoln so we blacks owe them our votes for the rest of our lives. He even wanted to pay them for enslaving us but it would have cost them tooooo much money.

  • Blaque Mahogany


    I am mind blown every time I hear/see a black person quote Abraham Lincoln and/or celebrate the 4th of July. I mean black people go all out. Everything from their head to their dam toes has a flag on it. Smh.

  • hottlanta

    I am sick of them as well. They couldn't wait to put that stadium in Cobb County and that new dome is a WASTE of money talking about a retractable roof. REALLY!!!!!

  • Look@m3

    Exactly!!! They some how found the money to practically build a stadium overnight which by the way was so unnecessary, but Im sure it was because the old stadium was in a dilapidated area (ie. hood) so they moved it to a more posh area (ie., white) while burning down 1-85 which doesn't seem to be progressing at all! I just want my coins!

  • sherri2016

    Sr must have come to this country under President Obama's administration because neither President before him celebrated Emancipation day

  • hottlanta

    They PROMISED that money when they brought the Olympics and the new stadium and they never got it. All they did was put in some expensive houses and put the black folks out. There is no major supermarket or shopping in that area. But the new stadium got all of that in a day. We used to go to Grant Park to celebrate Juneteenth every year but when the white folks moved in over there it stopped.

  • hottlanta

    She is happy we have a first lady that speaks and says Vhite House instead of White House.

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    I think the admin of wishes her own abseente father were more like Obama.

  • Look@m3

    Not surprised at all because I see them creeping in the Camp Creek area now. Im trying to figure out whats bringing them over there because there are a lot of middle class and upper class blacks on that end....Never ceased to amaze me!!!

  • Look@m3

    Yeah I have never owned that crap and the older I get the more I'm trying to wien myself from some of these holidays I grew up celebrating like Thanksgiving. While I appreciate the time off from work I don't feel lead to celebrate those days like I used too.

  • datATLboi

    me too but I appreciate this info

  • hottlanta
  • hottlanta

    Dem blacks over there don't play. All back up in there around Wolfcreek they got it going on FOR REAL. My daughter lives out there and they had to put some white folks in their place when they moved to their neighborhood. Cascade will forever be Cascade child. I live in South DeKalb/Lithonia/Snapfinger another area with blacks with money who don't play. I saw some white people in our neighborhood and we was like whoa. We got 2 Chinese couples. We got one honorary white guy who dates black women and keep to himself. They know what black areas to creep into and the one's to not creep into.

  • Ms.Caramel

    I celebrate Juneteenth even if I have to do it all by myself....

  • Ms.Caramel

    Same here...

  • Ms.Caramel

    Thanks.... but I'm Hoping on this blog your link wasn't necessary. I mean this IS a black blog...Wait, then again,?...

  • Roderick2011

    So you're playing Ben Carson dumb and comparing paying taxes to slavery?
    How quaint of you Sandra Mae *buckdancer* Rose.

  • Look@m3

    LMAO...You see what just happened on I-20 now! I swear this must be the A's year now...

  • Look@m3

    SHUDDUPPPPPP......DEAD! You did not say honorary! Yeah I just returned to the infamous LA Fitness on Camp Creek and when I say its 10% short from looking like the LA fitness in Cobb! I cant track where they coming from just see them in the market im so shocked they putting a Chic Fi La on Cascade. I never thought I see the day!

  • dontgetblocked

    The black community was a mess when BO took office and it's still a mess. He was useless.

  • hottlanta

    This link is necessary on any blog whether it is black, white, yellow, brown, red, male, female, trans and for anyone in between.

  • JayCee087

    Let’s be clear: The Civil War was NOT about slavery. Secession
    was about slavery as well as “state’s rights” and perceived violations
    of the Constitution. The Crittenden–Johnson Resolution, passed shortly
    after the start of the war, stated the goal was to preserve the Union at all costs and made no mention of slavery. Actually I take that back -- Lincoln said this about preserving the "Union":

    “I would save the Union. … If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if could save it by freeing all the
    slaves, I would do it. …”

    Lincoln himself was a racist, not an abolitionist, who stated in the
    Lincoln-Douglas debates that blacks were inferior to whites and should
    never be allowed to hold office or marry whites. He actually intended on sending blacks to Africa. He made no mention of freeing them in America prior to the Civil War.

    Lincoln only “cared” about ending slavery when the war was going
    badly. He only CLAIMED to have suggested compensated emaciation AFTER signing the Emancipation Proclamation. His claim should be met with great skepticism.

    Lincoln was a tyrant who destroyed the Republic to create a heavily
    centralized federal government. He suspended the act of habeas corpus, orchestrated the unconstitutional creation of West Virginia, imprisoned thousands of anti-war protesters and news paper editors in the North; his Secretary of State created a secret police force that arrested thousands suspected of disloyalty.

    Lincoln made slaves out of us all by forcing involuntary association and corporate personhood. The evil of his legacy cannot be overstated.

  • Lisa daniels


  • Lisa daniels

    She graduated laude have mercy

  • Carla

    A whole damn day for all the isht they did???

    BS...Bye, Sandra.

    I'm done even commenting further. I'm elevating my higher consciousness and moving into the fifth damn dimension, because this does nothing for my African Goddess being.

    Bye social media when it comes to this BS. One less Goddess done with the BS and on coming up into her higher-self...Tuh damn!!!!

    MK had the wrong dream...It should have been to remain that's a DREAM....

  • Carla

    Isht.... Queen Elizabeth just shape-shifted and took more taxes (TAKES-es) out of all our black ass hands cuz that's who yuh digits go to anywho...

    Done. Don't care who comments....No response here...Talk, talk, talk but no resolve......