Celebrating Black futures this Juneteenth


Today’s blog is from guest contributor Sherlaender “Lani” Phillips, VP of GPUS Channel Sales and Executive Sponsor of the Black Partner Growth Initiative.


Juneteenth (Freedom Day) has been celebrated in the United States for more than 150 years. Juneteenth’s history is rooted in Texas where the last slaves were informed of their freedom on June 19, 1865 — more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, although the day has long been a day of celebration for Black communities across the nation.


In the same spirit as Juneteenth, the freedom to build, dream, and grow sits at the heart of the Black Partner Growth Initiative. We seek to facilitate this through dedicated support, partnership and enablement of our aligned community, the Black Channel Alliance, and the enactment of special programs that elevate our partner’s success path. The Black Partner Growth Initiative helps further enable partner success by providing critical connection points and resources that promote opportunity.


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