Austin, TX-based soul outfit Black Pumas have shared a new live rendition of their 2019 hit, “Colors”, in honor of Juneteenth today. As Black Pumas, led by vocalist Eric Burton and producer Adrian Quesada, explained in a post along with the video,We wanted to share this video to further highlight the Texas Holiday known as Juneteenth or Emancipation Day. June 19th or Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas were notified about the signing of The Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, marking the end of slavery two and half years prior. Throughout the years, the celebration spread to neighboring states and the holiday is now observed in 48 states. With help from some talented backing vocalists, Burton leads the live rendition of their 2019 debut album, which helped earn them a nomination for “Best New Artist” at this year’s Grammy Awards.Related: Black Pumas Bring Brilliant Blend Of R&B, Soul, Funk, & Rock To L.A.’s Regent Theater [Review/Photos]Watch the stripped-down rendition of the uplifting track in honor of Juneteenth and follow along with the lyrics below:Black Pumas – “Colors” (Juneteenth Session)[Video: Black Pumas]Black Pumas – “Colors” – LyricsI woke up to the morning sky firstBaby blue just like we rehearsedWhen I get up off this groundI shake leaves back down to the brown brown brown till I’m cleanThen I walked where I’d be shaded by the trees by a meadow of greenFor about a mile I’m headed to town town town in styleWith all my favorite colorsAll my favorite colorsMy sisters and my brothers see them like no otherAll my favorite colorsIts good day to be a good day for me a good day to see my favorite colorsMy sisters and my brothers they see them like no otherAll my favorite colorsNow take me to the othersideWhere the baby blues birds flyIn grey clouds, or white walls, or blue skies we gon’ fly feel alrightNow we gon’ woo oo woo oo woo oo yaThey sound like woo oo woo oo woo oo yaThe least I can say I anticipate a homecome parade as we renegade in the morningAll my favorite colorsAll my favorite colorsMy sisters and my brothers see them like no otherAll my favorite colorsIt’s good day to be, a good day for me, a good day to see my favorite colorsMy sisters and my brothers they see them like no otherAll my favorite colorsView Lyrics
Judging by the enrollment numbers of numerous agricultural programs for students, youth are showing an increasing interest in farming, reported South Carolina’s Independent Mail.More than 10,000 students are enrolled in agricultural programs in South Carolina’s secondary schools, said John W. Parris, director of the South Carolina Agri-News Service in Columbia.advertisementadvertisement The FFA, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is experiencing record enrollment. Statistics released in September 2011 show that there were 540,379 students enrolled in FFA chapters, an increase of 17,070 members from one year earlier.The organization has not had this many members in its 84-year history.Kristy Meyer, a spokeswoman with the National FFA Organization, said the number of members dropped in the 1980s, then began to climb in the last two decades. The 17,070 member increase from 2010 to 2011, however, was a larger spike than usual, Meyer said.Parris and Meyer attribute the increase in agricultural education to a growing awareness that agriculture involves more than farming, and an awareness that it is a growing industry.There’s also some assurance in this tight economy that there are jobs to be had in the agricultural field, which is adding to the industry’s attractiveness, Meyer and Parris added.advertisementClemson University’s Agricultural Education program has 100 percent job placement for its graduates each year, even during the recent economic recession. PD—From the Independent Mail (Click here to read the full article.)
The former captain of the Bulgarian national football team Ivelin Popov was operated on urgently in the elite clinic in Barcelona after a severe knee injury, the website of the daily “Trud” reports.Popov was injured in his debut for his new team Sochi on August 25th. He came in as a reserve against Tambov, but was substituted in the 72nd minute. However, his injury is one of the worst in football – torn ligaments and a damaged meniscus of the knee. Evelyn was operated on by the greatness Professor Ramon Hugat. Recovery from such injuries takes between 6 and 8 months, and with treatment without any complications.