Juneteenth

First, let’s just acknowledge the fact that Black people were pretty much split in our reactions to Juneteenth becoming an official federal holiday last year. While many of us were excited that this thing that had been part of the culture for decades had finally been recognized nationally for the first time, there were those […]

The House of Representatives voted to make Juneteenth the next federal holiday, with President Biden expected to sign the bill into law this afternoon

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee shares the history of Juneteenth, what it means to our people, and the importance of it becoming a federal holiday.

Ten black, female-owned businesses you should support in honor of Juneteenth 2021.

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday to establish June 19 officially as Juneteenth National Independence Day.

In 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, Black people in Galveston, Texas were finally liberated.

While we expect Trumpians and other business owners of New York to resist the new law and probably make their employees to work on Juneteenth just out of spite, it's still nice to know that others will celebrate the holiday and give their workers a summer day to enjoy without fear of missing some pay.

The claim was so wild that even Sen. Kamala Harris had to hop on Twitter to ask folks if they've heard of the holiday before he mentioned, and you know how that went.

Ft. Worth activist Ms. Opal Lee began her walk to DC in effort to petition the observance of Juneteenth as a national holiday.