Juneteenth

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Peniel Joseph reflects on the significance of Juneteenth - as a potential federal holiday and in light of recent backlash against racial justice efforts. He writes that White backlash is as old as this republic, but just because we have been here before, however does not mean this is where we must stay. ...
Most federal employees will get this Friday off, the Biden administration says. ...
Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom, but in Washington, D.C, Black people are still fighting for the right to control their own affairs. Becoming a state would help. Into America heads to D.C. to learn about the push for statehood. ...
Squad member, Rep. Cori Bush, indicated that there's more to be done for black Americans than mark Juneteenth, the end of slavery in the U.S., as a federal holiday. ...

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