“All of a sudden, we see there’s renewed interest because Juneteenth is a great way for all Americans to come together to learn about these things.”
On the 19th of June, the United States of America’s African population will be as unified as ever, and I can’t see that going away.
It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden for his signature.
Who exactly was Union Major General Gordon Granger?
Since we launched our newsletter in June, a timely opinion piece by one of our 10 publishers has led each installment.
The annual holiday commemorates fallen freedom fighters, calls to release political prisoners, and emphasizes the importance of Black Liberation.
‘Hey, Google, what happened on this day in Black History?’ is a term that might become a daily ritual for many people across the country.
This is the framework that places an oil refinery in the heart of a mostly low-income, Black and brown communities. All communities should be sustainable in order for us to impact climate change. You can’t have a solution with voids, climate change impacts everyone which requires a unified effort.
“Black Americans don’t need another study that sits on a shelf,” said St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, the city’s first Black female mayor and a member of the group. “We need decisive action to address the racial wealth gap holding communities back across our country.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the journalist for The New York Times who spearheaded The 1619 Project, said on Twitter that Texas’ new law is another attempt to hide the nation’s history of racism.
“We’ve been here before,” Hannah-Jones said. “When it comes to slavery, some people have never wanted open debate and honesty. They seek to bury and prohibit instead.”