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    JUNETEENTH is close to becoming a national holiday in the US. A bill that would recognize the day as a holiday across the country has passed the Senate and is expected to pass the House. 2Three states do not recognize Juneteenth yetCredit: Getty Which states do not celebrate Juneteenth? The celebration that marks the end of slavery is recognized...
    JUNETEENTH is a national celebration of the ending of slavery in the US. It is close to becoming a federal holiday after the Senate voted to establish the day off in a unanimous vote on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. 2Juneteenth is close to become a federal holidayCredit: Getty Do you get paid on Juneteenth? The June 19 celebration also known...
    JUNETEENTH is that much closer to becoming a federal holiday after the Senate voted to establish the day off in a unanimous vote on Tuesday. The bill would make Juneteenth the 12th federal holiday, and is likely to pass the House, which would then send it to President Joe Biden for his signature, which is likely as well. 2The Senate...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden for his signature. READ MORE:...
    Senate lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that would establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday after Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he would drop his objection to the measure. The resolution, introduced by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, passed by unanimous consent. House lawmakers are also expected to approve the bipartisan legislation....
    By Ted Barrett, Ali Zaslav and Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year...
    (CNN)The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats' takeover of the White House and Congress. But...
    Black Democrats are pushing for the party to vote on a bill to study reparations for descendants of slavery with the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre heightening the stakes. “For those of us who went to Tulsa, it became even more apparent to us how important it is to pass H.R. 40 and to do so certainly before...
    The president of a suburban Philadelphia school board has resigned after telling graduating students that Frederick Douglass had a 'pretty good position' while enslaved and his escape to freedom was 'ridiculously easy.' Joel Fishbein stepped down as president of the Cheltenham School District Board of School Directors on Monday - more than 10 days after he made the controversial remarks...
    Republicans in the House and the Senate introduced a bill that would remove some federal funding from schools that use the 1619 Project curriculum. The bill, the Saving American History Act, was introduced by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Colorado Rep. Ken Buck Monday. Cotton first introduced the bill in 2020, during the last Congress. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Cotton To...
    Todrick Hall Paul Morigi/Getty Images YouTuber Todrick Hall is a musician who gained popularity after appearing on "American Idol." On Saturday, he faced backlash after posting a tweet that said, "Slavery worked." Hall has had other controversies in the past. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTuber and musician Todrick Hall is facing backlash for a tweet...
    Loading the player... Louisiana has recognized Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, as a legal state holiday. The third Saturday in June will be celebrated as Juneteenth Day under a bill passed without any nay votes and signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas (Mrs. Charles...
    MSNBC host Joy Ann-Reid defended critical race theory on Twitter Friday by arguing that school children are currently being taught "a kind of Confederate Race Theory." Critical race theory has been described as the notion that racism is embedded in U.S. institutions. It has often been compared to the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project, which is based on the...
    SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A rededication ceremony is planned for a Maryland lynching memorial marker that was damaged in a vehicle accident. The organization Connecting the Dots posted on Facebook that work began Thursday to install the marker at the Severna Park Library. The group posted photos showing volunteers preparing a foundation in the soil for the marker. READ MORE: Where...
    Nikole Hannah-Jones - author of the controversial New York Times 1619 Project - was paid $50,000 by the Oregon Education Department for two seminars where she reportedly told children: 'What we call American history is really white history.' The Oregon Education Department (ODE) paid for the seminars out of funds for the The Every Day Matters program, which helps identity...
    Tom Cotton's proposal would tell local school boards what to do. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill that would strip federal funding from any school that teaches students about the New York Times' acclaimed project on the history of slavery in America. He has previously railed against...
    THE City Council of Asheville will dedicate $2.1million to fund reparations as an effort at undoing the legacy of racism and slavery in the area. The proposal was approved as part of a budget agreement passed on Tuesday in addition to making June 19 or Juneteenth, the official date marking the end of slavery in the U.S., a paid holiday...
    THE City Council of Asheville will dedicate $2.1million to fund reparations as an effort at undoing the legacy of racism and slavery in the area. The proposal was approved as part of a budget agreement passed on Tuesday in addition to making June 19 or Juneteenth, the official date marking the end of slavery in the U.S., a paid holiday...
    Boris Johnson presented Joe Biden with a picture of a US anti-slavery campaigner to mark the pair's first meeting today ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.  US and UK leaders traditionally exchange gifts when they meet in person and Mr Johnson gave Mr Biden a framed photograph of a mural of Frederick Douglass.  Douglass was a former slave who...
    For more than three decades, Black members of Congress have introduced legislation to study the lasting harms of slavery on African Americans, and propose remedies. Year after year, the federal proposal languished. Now, California is going it alone. This month, California’s first-in-the-nation task force to study reparations met for the first time, kicking off a two-year process to study the...
    ABC News legal analyst and co-host of “The View” Sunny Hostin said on Friday’s broadcast it is “despicable” that “right-wing truth assassins” are trying to hide America’s history of slavery. Co-host Joy Behar said, “Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Price winning journalist for her work on the 1619 Project, The New York Times series that traces American history of Slavery. She...
    Loading the player... A North Carolina city has committed $2.1 million toward funding reparations, an initiative it began last summer when it joined a number of U.S. cities which have voted to address their histories of racism and discrimination. The Asheville City Council approved a budget amendment on Tuesday to pull the money from city land purchased in the...
    Credit: Kyle Kaplan How do you make slavery boring ? Despite strong performances, Barry Jenkin‘s The Underground Railroad is plodding and rudderless. The Underground Railroad is a new Amazon prime drama directed by Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) based on the 1999 best-selling book written by Colson Whitehead. Over the 10-episode inaugural season you follow Cora Randall,...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will mark Juneteenth - the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States - by displaying a rare signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.The copy of the proclamation that's signed by Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward will be displayed between June 15 and July...
    London (CNN)Archeologists working in central England have found a shackled skeleton which, they say, provides physical evidence that slavery was practiced in Roman Britain.The adult male was buried in a ditch with iron fetters locked around his ankles, Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) said Monday.The remains were found by builders working on a home extension in Great Casterton, in the...
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    Del. Jay Jones (left) is running for attorney general of Virginia. This is the final installment in a series of interviews with Democratic candidates for statewide office in Virginia. If you ever have the chance to meet Virginia Del. Jay Jones in person, you'll come away with the impression that he's an affable and passionate public servant. He knows how to hold...
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Washington state family is calling for the removal of a school administrator whose suggestion was to separate two Black students after their mom raised concerns about a classroom assignment the students say involved cleaning cotton.Twins Emzayia and Zyeshauwne Feazell said they were in their social studies class on May 3 when they said the teacher pulled...
                        Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – guest host Christina Botteri welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio who outlined several issues wrong with...
    Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas are the poster children for voter nullification. Ronald Brownstein/Atlantic: Watch What’s Happening in Red States In states where Republicans control the legislature, American life is rapidly changing. This surge of polarizing legislation is being driven largely by a combination of confidence and fear. Many observers believe that Republican legislators feel emboldened after Democrats in the...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Poisoning Farallones should be a nonstarter Thanks for the balanced reporting on the controversial Farallones project that proposes to aerial bomb 1.5 tons of rodenticides that are now banned in California (“Plan to poison mice provokes debate,” Page A1, June 1). It’s worthwhile to emphasize...
    THE first US city to introduce slavery reparations is facing backlash from black residents who have blasted the $25,000 payments as "fake" restitution and claimed it is "not benefiting me." Evanston, Illinois, voted in March to approve the first slavery reparations system for black residents in a $400,000 program that was expected to be a blueprint for the rest of...
    The Senate minority leader previously called it an 'exotic notion' to consider the year slavery began in America as a key historical moment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that efforts to expand understanding of Black history in America and its relationship with slavery were misguided because there...
    It's the first of its kind in the country, and it's happening right here in California. A task force met for the very first time this week, setting up lengthy discussions about reparations for African Americans.The nine-member task force on slave reparations was sworn Tuesday, in making California the first state in the nation to study reparations for African Americans."I...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday says he's "concerned" about teachers trying to "denigrate" historical events in U.S. history, as some schools are catching heat for teaching critical race theory curriculum.  McConnell, R-Ky., said, however, he doesn't think the government should prescribe what is taught in classrooms, but schools should be open to hearing input from the public on what's...
    SACRAMENTO (KPIX) — The State of California launched its first-in-the-nation task force Tuesday, examining the possibility of reparations for the history of slavery and discrimination against African-Americans. “As our country reckons with our painful legacy of racial injustice, California is again poised to lead the way,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said at the outset of the meeting. READ MORE: EDD Fraud:...
    SACRAMENTO — A historic California task force met for the first time Tuesday with the ultimate goal of recommending reparations for descendants of enslaved people and those affected by slavery. The state is beginning to consider compensation and other potential remedies after the Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a first-of-its-kind law last year that required the study and...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state leaders addressed the opening of California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans on Tuesday, stressing the historic importance of the commission. California entered the union as a free state in in 1850, where slavery was not allowed. Nevertheless, Newsom signed a bill into law last year to study the...
    By Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of the nation’s darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence Tuesday when he helps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Biden’s appearance, in which he marks...
    A millionaire megadonor objected to UNC's hiring of 1619 Project author Nikole Hannah-Jones, and questioned her objectivity as a journalist claiming she was 'trying to push an agenda', emails have revealed. Millionaire newspaper tycoon Walter Hussman Jr, 75, complained to the University of Northern California Chapel Hill last summer when he learned that they were thinking of hiring the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York...
    University of Chicago at Illinois (UIC) trustees have voted to approve the removal of the name of legendary Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall from its law school, citing evidence that Marshall approved of slavery and traded in slaves. Effective July 1, 2021, the law school will henceforth be known as the “UI-Chicago School of Law.” A task force earlier...
    New York City's prestigious Julliard School forced students to take part in a 'Slavery Saturday' workshop where they pretended to be slaves while listening to the sounds of chains, whips and the sale of a black woman for nearly 30 minutes.  Marion Grey, a current student at the drama school who is black, described the 'traumatizing' experience in an Instagram...
    The left-wing city council of Bristol in conjunction with the University of Bristol will embark on a taxpayer-funded, £290,000 “reparative justice project” to atone for the city’s involvement in the historical slave trade centuries ago. Bristol University’s ‘History of Slavery’ Professor Olivette Otel alongside Dr Richard Stone of the history department will be tasked with examining records following the abolition...
    During a portion of an interview aired on Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Campaign for Uyghurs Director of Public Affairs and Advocacy Julie Millsap accused companies, even those “that present themselves as these very woke companies” of making money “off of literal modern-day slavery.” Millsap said, “We have companies, even companies that present themselves as these very woke companies...
    A public school in Illinois has decided to drop Thomas Jefferson from its name due to the U.S. founding father’s ties to slavery, numerous sources reported. Thomas Jefferson Primary School in Peoria will instead be named after Rev. C.T. Vivian, a nonviolent civil rights leader who organized some of the movement’s first sit-ins in the late 1940s and was a...
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    Harmonica-playing bluesman Willie Foster, born Sept. 19, 1921, near Leland, Mississippi; died on May 20, 2001, in Jackson, Tennessee. When I explored jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery for #BlackMusicSunday last week, I promised readers I would also dive into blues guitarists. This is a major task since they number in the hundreds. These musicians range from the early days of rural southern blues...