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Clint Smith on Juneteenth & Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Resilience 22 Jun 2021
On Thursday, President Biden signed legislation to create a new federal holiday to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States ... Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday since Dr ... And it was marking the 40th anniversary of when Texas had made Juneteenth a state holiday.

"You can celebrate the end of enslavement or the treasonous rebellion to perpetuate enslavement"

Democratic Underground 21 Jun 2021
(WIS) - After President Joe Biden signed a bill into law making Juneteenth a federal holiday, most federal offices around the country closed Friday in recognition of the day.

Xbox Mini Fridge fans rejoice – it’s not just coming to the US Xbox Mini Fridge

TechRadar 21 Jun 2021
With a release date set for “Holiday 2021” (that’s between November and January), Xbox general manager Aaron Greenberg has since confirmed that the Xbox Mini Fridge will indeed be released outside of the US ... Mini-Fridge is coming this holiday (not just US).

Letter: Commemorate Juneteenth by supporting voting rights

Steamboat Pilot 21 Jun 2021
Recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday brings hope for action, starting with voting rights. When Union General Granger advised Texans in 1865 that all slaves were free, he read General Order #3, which specified absolute equality of rights. And, our country’s most fundamental right is the right to vote ... Commemorate Juneteenth by contacting U.S.

Low turnout in French regional polls stumps political parties

Anadolu Agency 21 Jun 2021
A record number of 66.74% voters abstained from the first round of regional elections in France ... The reasons being counted for the lowest ever voter turnout included bad weather conditions, people choosing to travel to enjoy holidays after remaining indoors due to lockdown, and general apathy towards regional elections ... "It's a democratic slap ... .

Inaugural Juneteenth Gala a sold-out success

Williamson Herald 21 Jun 2021
The gala helped kick off a weekend full of events in recognition of Juneteenth, the now federal holiday in remembrance of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed the freedom of slaves in Galveston, Texas ... Buy Now. Reiko Tate of Menu Maker Catering puts the finishing touches on the dessert table before the event. By Brooke Wanser.

Best Prime Day smart home deals for 2021

Digital Trends 21 Jun 2021
Looking for more general devices? Our best Prime Day smart thermostat deals, best Prime Day smart doorbell deals, and best Prime Day smart lock deals will help you out too ... Generally, sales prices are very similar between the sales events too, meaning you might as well buy now rather than wait until later.

Barone: Remember Americans who put slavery on the path to extinction

Ogden Standard-Examiner 21 Jun 2021
Last week, the Senate unanimously passed a bill declaring Juneteenth a national holiday, commemorating June 19, 1865, when a Union general informed the last enslaved people in Texas that, thanks to the 13th Amendment, they were free ... Americans in northern states responded ... John Jay in 1799; and in New Jersey in 1804 ... ....

Best Prime Day Kindle deals for 2021

Digital Trends 21 Jun 2021
It’s one of the biggest sale days of the year, as Prime Day has arrived, and with it come a whole raft of Prime Day deals on gadgets, electronics, home goods, and more ... Kindles are popular with commuters, holiday makers, and general book enthusiasts as as way to keep a large library in a tiny, compact format ... Best Prime Day Kindle deals ... FREE!.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: How can this absurd travel ban possibly be justified?

The Daily Mail 20 Jun 2021
The continued blockage of most foreign holidays continues to blight many businesses and to make life in general less pleasant than it should be ... The continued blockage of most foreign holidays continues to blight many businesses and to make life in general less pleasant than it should be.

U.S. makes Juneteenth federal holiday to mark end of slavery

Xinhua 20 Jun 2021
Celebrated on June 19, the holiday marks the day in 1865 when Union Major General Gordon Granger issued General Order No.

Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

Times-Tribune 20 Jun 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response ... In 1987, Mississippi legislators revised a holiday named for Confederate General Robert E ... Day a state holiday.

Sky honor Juneteenth ahead of 91-81 victory against Sun

Chicago Sun-Times 20 Jun 2021
The WNBA honored Juneteenth on Saturday, sharing information about the new federal holiday on all of its social-media platforms ... ‘‘Our society here is shameful,’’ Sky coach and general manager James Wade said ... They want to give us a holiday ... Pritzker signed a bill Wednesday making June 19 a state holiday.

21st annual local Juneteenth event also celebrates nation’s newest holiday

The Daily Gazette 20 Jun 2021
This year’s event was extra special, as Juneteenth just became a national holiday on Thursday ... Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday afternoon that state landmarks would be lit in red, green and black that night to commemmorate the holiday ... “I think it’s a beautiful thing that it’s been recognized as a holiday,” she said.

Juneteenth is a national holiday. Can it be taught after Texas limited teaching on race?

Finger Lakes Times 20 Jun 2021
Abbott’s signing of the bill aligned with a federal push in Congress for Juneteenth to be a national holiday ... The holiday commemorates the announcement of General Order No ... The Texas Democratic Party recently drew attention to the signing of the Texas bill as Juneteenth became a federal holiday.

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