Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Juneteenth Declared a State Holiday In Pennsylvania

This year's recognition of Juneteenth was made particularly celebratory in Pennsylvania Wednesday when Gov. Tom Wolf declared it a holiday in the...

6 Important Things You May Not Know...

June 19 marks Juneteenth, which Black people in the United States celebrate to mark their emancipation from slavery (Photo: "A...

Nation Commemorates End of Slavery with Juneteenth...

On June 19, Juneteenth is traditionally observed to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. In many Black communities across the nation,...

Black Architect Leads $33M Effort to Revamp...

A renowned African-American architect is leading the $33 million effort to revitalize a Houston park that has hosted Juneteenth celebrations for the last 140...

President Obama, Nation Honor Juneteenth Holiday

 President Obama yesterday took a moment from his packed schedule to commemorate Juneteenth, but many African- Americans were not even aware that there was...

With Republican Backing, Juneteenth Moves Toward National...

Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will introduce a measure on Tuesday that would turn a niche celebration into a national holiday. Under Hutchison’s proposal,...