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Independence Day

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Just Rankin’ Sh!t

Hint: It’s not wearing red, white, and blue

A New York City protest to Defund the Police.
A New York City protest to Defund the Police.
Photo: Erik McGregor/Getty Images

Have yourself an old-school boycott and ignore the birth of this problematic-ass nation. July 4 falls on a Saturday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fire up your laptop and channel some passive-aggressive WFH productivity. Or hell, just run errands like any other off day. (Bonus points for trolling any patriots you encounter with genuinely quizzical curiosity.)

5. Throw or attend a Black BBQ

This has to be the Blackest of Black cookouts: Wakanda-forever salutes upon entry, dress code based on Pan-African colors, food purchased from Black-owned businesses only, and a Black-ass playlist that includes everything from Future to Funkadelic to (especially) “FDT.”

4. Maybe don’t light any fireworks

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