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    D.C. police have released photos and video of a person of interest in the Juneteenth shooting that killed a teenager and wounded three other people. More D.C. News Chase Poole, 15, of Northwest D.C., was shot shortly before 9 p.m. on June 19 on 14th Street Northwest at U Street, the site of the Moechella music festival, while police were shutting the event down. He died of his injuries. A woman and two men, including a D.C. police officer, were also shot, suffering injuries the police called non-life threatening. CLICK TO ENLARGE: The person of interest in the Juneteenth shooting. (Courtesy D.C. police) The police are asking anyone with more information on the shooting to call them at 202-727-9099 or text to 50411.
    A Maine insurance agency is facing outrage after it posted a racist Juneteenth closure sign in its window on Monday.  'Juneteenth. It's whatever. We're closed. Enjoy your fried chicken and collard greens,' the sign, scotch-taped to the front window of Harry E. Reed Insurance Inc. in Millinocket, Maine, read. A photo of the sign began making the rounds online after it was posted on Facebook on Monday, and the response was vitriolic and swift.  The post quickly went viral as hundreds of commenters called the company racist. People made their way over to the company's Yelp page, tanking its rating with so many one-star reviews that the website disabled posting on the company's page. Progressive Insurance, of which Reed Insurance is an affiliate, terminated its contract with the business.  The employee who wrote and posted the sign, Melanie Higgins, told local news outlets that she did not intend for the sign to be racist, and that she frequently posts 'snarky' signs on the company's door. The sign was posted in the window Harry E. Reed Insurance Inc. in Millinocket, Maine. The...
    BILL Nye has spoken out after sparking social media uproar when he inaccurately tweeted Juneteenth marked the anniversary of all slaves being freed. The Science Guy, 66, praised his fans on Monday for correcting him after being widely called out on Twitter. 1Bill Nye tweeted this selfie with a constitution on Juneteenth “The United States we know today was built with the labor of enslaved Black Americans,”  Nye tweeted along with a selfie holding a pocket-size constitution. “The last were not freed (officially) until 19 June 1865. Let us celebrate— and never forget.” Juneteenth actually celebrates the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union Army General Gordon Granger delivered news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the state of Texas, ordering the 250,000 slaves in Texas to be granted freedom. In actuality, the last enslaved people in the US were freed in December 1865 when slavery was officially abolished by the 13th Amendment. Read More On Juneteenth TRAVEL HELL Chaos as thousands of flights axed & woman 'has heart attack running for gate'HOLIDAY BLOODBATH Violence spirals on Juneteenth and Father's Day weekend...
    \u201cEarlier this evening, while at Fourth Street Live, Mayor Fischer was punched by an individual. The Mayor is doing fine. LMPD is investigating & will release further information as it becomes available. Anyone with information can call our anonymous tip line at 502-574-5673.\u201d — LMPD (@LMPD) 1655600350 Greg Gitschier — a former Secret Service agent and former bodyguard of the mayor — told WHAS-TV that "it's becoming an upside-down world because lines that were never crossed so much in the past now seem to no longer matter." Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer addresses punch, no arrests made still youtu.be 'Just peacefully protesting, nothing to see here'Many commenters unleashed mockery on Louisville police's Facebook post about the punch, with most of the derision directed toward Fischer, implying that the mayor's policies led to the physical attack on him. "Karma. What you allow will continue. You have allowed crime to run unabashed. It will continue," one commenter wrote. "Just peacefully protesting, nothing to see here," another commenter quipped. Others told city police that Fischer wants them to "stand down"...
    A D.C. Juneteenth celebration read the names of 2,000 soldiers who, in 1865 in Galveston, Texas, helped spread the word that slavery had been abolished. Their names were read out loud Monday in front of the African American Civil War Memorial in Northwest. More Local News More DC News More Holiday News “We’re going to raise their name into the universe, never to be forgotten again,” said Frank Smith, founder and director of the African American Civil War Museum, which sponsored the Juneteenth ceremony. Smith said the names that were read belonged to the soldiers who were with U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, when he issued and announced General Order No. 3. — the order that informed people in the state that slavery had been ended. “They were out on these sugar cane plantations. They were out on these private plantations. They were telling people, ‘You’re now free, and now your owners have to pay you for work.’ And they were enforcing this, too, with the barrel of their guns,” Smith said. Milla Jordan, of D.C., was among...
    ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- Emmy and Grammy-winning actor and rapper Common joined New York City leaders and students to commemorate Juneteenth at a middle school Monday.Common, who is also an artist, author and activist and who founded the Common Ground Foundation, was at the Forte Prep Academy in Queens to help paint a Juneteenth mural.It was a special moment for all involved, as Common joined the students in a rendition of his song, "Glory.""We have been dealing with a lot of conflict," Common said. "We need healing, and the healing starts with us acknowledging the things that have happened in our country."Known for his moving and thought provoking lyrics, Common is hoping to inspire the next generation of leaders through art."If I didn't have art, I don't know where I would be in my life," he said.The academy partnered with Common and the Walton Family Foundation, an organization that aims to improve education, to host the day of service."We partnered with a muralist, Danielle, and she developed this beautiful mural anchored on the quote by Toni Morrison, 'The function of...
    A 21-year-old college basketball player with a 'bright future' was killed at a Harlem gathering early Monday morning. Darius Lee was shot in the chest and announced dead at a local hospital after gunshots were reported around 12.35am at the intersection of East 139th Street and Fifth Ave in Harlem.  The college student was among nine people shot during the gathering. The other victims, aged between 22 and 42, are in stable condition, NYPD said. A spokesperson for the NYPD told DailyMail.com that it's unclear what type of gathering the victims were attending. However, the Daily News reported that it was a barbecue hosted by local rapper Rich Rhymer.  A gun was recovered at the scene of the crime, but no motive has been uncovered.  Lee's alma mater remembered the late basketball star following the tragedy  Lee was a star player on and off the court. He was on track to graduate from Houston Baptist University in December  Paramedics are seen loading a victim onto a stretcher at the scene of the shooting in Harlem Lee's high school alma mater, St....
    Only 24 states plus the District of Columbia celebrate Juneteenth one year after President Joe Biden designated June 19 a federal holiday. Juneteenth, which honors America for ending slavery in the United States, is officially celebrated by less than half of the states in the nation, according to the Pew Research Center. It should be noted all 50 states recognized Juneteenth by proclamation. June 19 is the 11th official federal holiday, for which federal government workers get a paid Monday off, including the Postal Service. Many or most banks are also closed on Juneteenth, while the stock market remains open along with big and small business. States that celebrate Juneteenth by giving government workers Monday off include Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State. Notably absent from the list are the red states of Florida and South Carolina and far-left states of California and Vermont. Only 60 percent of Americans in 2022 are aware of why the day...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –  Millions of Americans are off Monday in Observance of Juneteenth, the nation’s newest federal holiday. June 19 fell on Sunday and celebrations have been held all weekend. Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all enslaved people were free, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation. READ MORE: Wildfire In Wharton State Forest In South Jersey Burns At Least 7,200 Acres, Forces Several ClosuresCelebrations are underway throughout the Delaware Valley Monday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy spoke at the Greater Mount Zion AME Church on Monday morning. He said this is a day when we must come to recognize New Jersey’s troubled history when it protected the institution of slavery. In Delaware, Gov. John Carney will attend a Juneteenth Freedom Festival in Wilmington at Tubman-Garrett Park. It begins at 1 p.m. In Philadelphia, some local high schoolers are celebrating and commemorating Juneteenth through service. Eyewitness News stopped by Vox Vaux Big Picture High School Monday morning. READ MORE: Your Favorite Beer May Be Hard...
    A TEEN boy and a soldier were among 10 people killed as gun violence raged across the country during the Juneteenth holiday weekend. More than 40 people were injured as shootings were reported in Washington DC, Chicago, and Miami. 4A teen boy died after being shot at an unlicensed concert in Washington DCCredit: Citizen 4Emmett Moore was killed at a gathering in Parkland, Washington StateCredit: US Army Five people were left hurt following a drive-by shooting in Florida, while a man was killed at a New York grocery store - just weeks after a teen gunman slaughtered 10 in a Buffalo supermarket. WASHINGTON DC CONCERT SHOOTING Cops revealed that a 15-year-old boy had died after being shot at the Moechella music festival. Robert Contee, the Metropolitan Police Chief, said that three people were injured – including a cop. The concert, described as an “Advocacy Festival Amplifying the Culture of Washington DC”, was celebrating Juneteenth. read more on shootingsGuNNED DOWN Drive-by mass shooting leaves two dead and five wounded at family barbecueGUN HORROR One dead & eight injured in Harlem shooting...
    Bill Nye the 'Science Guy' mistakenly claimed Juneteenth was the day slavery ended in America - and internet users were quick to tell the famed TV educator to hit the history books. Nye, known for his eponymous, educational 90s TV program, made the assertion in a tweet Sunday afternoon, in a post that saw the 66-year-old attempt to ring in the holiday with some historical insight. The date, made into a federal holiday by President Biden last year, commemorates the day it was announced that slaves were to be emancipated in the US - June 19, 1865.   However, the anniversary is widely considered symbolic. Several states still permitted slavery at that point, and they were not formally freed until December 1865, when the 13th Amendment fully abolished the practice. The date commemorates news of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued two years earlier by Abraham Lincoln, reaching Texas, by way of US Union General Gordon Granger. But science specialist Nye, 66, seemed painfully aware of that fact when he took to social media to observe the increasingly popular holiday. Bill Nye the 'Science Guy' mistakenly...
    AMERICANS who are still waiting for their stimulus checks and tax rebates to arrive shouldn’t bother opening their mailboxes today. This is because there is no regular mail delivery on Juneteenth. 2Stimulus checks and tax refunds aren't a priority on the federal holidayCredit: Getty Also, you can expect your local post office and couriers to be out of service today, according to the US Postal Service holiday calendar.  The USPS will re-open its doors on Tuesday, June 21, at the usual times. One service that will remain running on Memorial Day is Priority Express Mail, which operates all year long.  Unfortunately, stimulus checks and tax rebates aren’t a priority on the federal holiday.  Moreover, stimulus checks weren’t sent out on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Martin Luther King Day for the same reason.  The latest stimulus checks, sent out on the federal level, were worth up to $1,400.  You might be able to claim those stimulus payments if you file a tax return. Who is sending tax rebates and stimulus checks? Along with federal payments, there are also states sending money. Most...
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) -- Sunday marked the second year Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday, and the celebrations were in full swing.Juneteenth officially became a national holiday in 2021. It marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to order freedom for enslaved people, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.On Sunday, many focused on learning about history and tackling racial disparities.At Calvary Baptist Church, one of the oldest historically Black Baptist churches in Santa Monica, people came together for good soul food, a few a card games and speakers.In Inglewood, people kept active at a double Dutch tournament with the Los Angeles Lakers and the L.A. Sparks.The L.A. Rams served as Grand Marshal at the Big Inglewood Parade and Freedom Fest.But Juneteenth is so much more than fun and festivities. It's about reflecting on a part of history and moving forward. Some say having the day federally recognized is an important step in the right direction"When you put it on that larger stage, it lets people know this has extreme value,"...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands of people came out to honor Juneteenth Sunday — the day set aside to commemorate the emancipation of the enslaved Black Americans in 1865. Philadelphia has one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the country. It was a celebration of life on 52nd Street.  READ MORE: Filipino Government Attorney John Albert Laylo Dies After Being Shot In University City: Philadelphia Police“It’s good, and it’s about how you get your identity and also celebrate,” a man said.  Philadelphians came out in droves to commemorate Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day. “We are at the point now where we can begin to understand the importance of being able to celebrate our own holidays,” Helen Salahuddin said.  Salahuddin is with the Pennsylvania Juneteenth initiative. The group is behind the parade turned festival that honors the day slaves in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom. READ MORE: Man Shot Twice In Head, Killed In Philadelphia, Police Say“We start at Jefferson and come all the way down and we end up in Malcolm X Park,” Salahuddin said. “It brings...
    Juneteenth was celebrated locally and across the nation this weekend. Juneteenth is the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that all enslaved black people learned they had been freed from bondage. Last year, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. Residents celebrated the annual Juneteenth Festival in Downtown San Jose on Saturday. This is the African American Community Service Agency’s 41st year producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival this year called Juneteenth in the Streets Festival. In Richmond, a large parade started at the Booker T. Anderson Community Center and ended at Nicholls Park, where the festivities continued as part of the Juneteenth Family Day and Festival. Celebrations also took place across the nation. After Opal Lee led hundreds in a walk through her Texas hometown to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the 95-year-old Black woman who helped successfully push for the holiday to get national recognition said it’s important that people learn the history behind it. “We need to know so people can heal from it and never let it happen again,” said Lee. Click...
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Bay Area is celebrating freedom on this Juneteenth holiday, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In the East Bay, there were celebrations and festivals marking the significant day.Berkeley's 35th Annual Juneteenth celebration was back on Adeline Street after a two year pandemic pause. #HappyJuneteenth Berkeley’s Festival is happening on Adeline St! pic.twitter.com/thsWvOqwJi— Cornell Barnard (@CornellBarnard) June 19, 2022"Now it gets to the point where people don't have to ask, 'what is Juneteenth?' We all know what we're celebrating and we're just happy about it," said festival co-host Jay Rich.RELATED: Juneteenth celebrations return to Oakland for culture, remembering what holiday meansEMBED More News VideosThe sights and sounds of Oakland came alive Saturday around the shores of Lake Merritt for the Juneteenth celebrations. Juneteenth became a National Holiday in 2021, commemorating the end of slavery in America. Irvin Smith was here to take it all in."It means us having a day for us and our people and all the struggles we've been through, and just rejoicing in life getting better," said Smith.RELATED: 'It's really...
    Lizzo jumped to her Instagram earlier Sunday to recognize and observe Juneteenth.  The Truth Hurts singer shared a powerful message to explain the importance of Juneteenth and its positive mark in history.  The federal holiday is the 'oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States,' according to the official website.   Celebration: Lizzo shared a post on her Instagram story in order to honor the Juneteenth holiday on Sunday  The post on the singer's story explained that the holiday is, 'A day to celebrate the autonomy of our bodies and freedom from slavery.'  The message also stated that the day was, 'A time of remembrance of those who built back this country and space for black Americans to honor our ancestors.'  Other big name celebrities took time to share their own posts on their social media.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Lizzo unashamedly sticks her middle fingers up while dancing... Lizzo releases a new version of her song Grrrls after being... 'There's no excuse... do better!' Lizzo is blasted...
    DALLAS -- Opal Lee, 95, spent years lobbying for federal recognition of Juneteenth, and her work finally paid off."I still pinch myself sometimes, to see if it really happened," said Lee, known as the "grandmother of Juneteenth."In 2021, President Joe Biden signed it into federal law, thanks in part to Lee."To be invited to the White House, to see Juneteenth signed into law? Oh, I was humbled. I wanted to do a holy dance, but the kids say I try, I'm twerking," she said.But, the win did not come easily.RELATED: New name, look for DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center ahead of JuneteenthLee organized dozens of 2.5-mile walks to bring awareness to the two and a half years it took for the Emancipation Proclamation to be enforced in Texas.She and her team also rallied hundreds of thousands of people to sign a petition."We took 1,500,000 signatures to Congress, and we were ready to take that many more when we got the call to go to the White House," Lee said.But, Lee said her work isn't finished, and equity is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- This weekend as the Nation commemorates the Juneteenth holiday, the Bay Area is throwing its own party to celebrate.Music rocked the Fillmore District, the center of San Francisco's Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, stretching eight city blocks.Juneteenth became a National holiday in 2021, commemorating the end of slavery in America but Lori Watkins says the history is complicated.RELATED: Here's a list of 2022 Juneteenth events happening in the Bay AreaEMBED More News Videos "San Francisco was the Western hub of the underground railroad. Their role was to raise the money. So the money for the raid on Harpers Ferry which was the precipitating event for the Civil War came from San Francisco." "But we all know in Texas, they didn't tell folks for two years they were free. It means everything to be free, we're working it day by day," Watkins said.Chef Steve Johnson was cooking up his own creation of hibachi soul food: shrimp, crab and lobster. He's giving back to the neighborhood he loves."All these people here, we grew up here, It's big to come out...
    Joe Biden fell off his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home in Delaware Friday, as he and his wife celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Joe Biden fell off his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home in Delaware Friday, as he and his wife celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A celebration of freedom is underway in Sacramento in honor of Juneteenth. The newest federal holiday, this Sunday, recognizes the end of slavery in the United States. Uplift and inspire: the annual Juneteenth festival focuses on the future while reflecting on its past. READ MORE: 'We Will Always Have A Home Here': Former City Councilmember Steve Hansen Talks Progress Of Sacramento's Lavender Heights Neighborhood“It really shows people really have a hunger to unite in a way that is powerful, that is a representation of us as a people,” Sacramento resident Rochelle Anderson said. Juneteenth, Inc. hosted the Gospel Under The Stars concert, helping Sacramento celebrate June 19, 1865, the day when enslaved people in Texas were declared free. For Michael Davis, the historic day isn’t complete without a cookout. “To me, I want to make the people happy, come here and eat some nice burgers,” he said. READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Carrying Ghost Gun In LodiThe food was filling bellies and hearts with the goal of bridging the nation’s racial divide. “This history will hopefully open...
    June 19, 1865, is a date in our nation’s history that all Americans should know about but haven’t, until recently. It was the day the last enslaved African-Americans were notified about their emancipation, following the end of the Civil War. The kicker? It came two whole years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That’s two years of continued abuse and torture at the hands of white slave owners who knew of the emancipation; but kept their scheme going until the news reached Galveston, Texas. So, how does this occasion call for Juneteenth ice cream and t-shirts modeled by white women make sense to corporate America? Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021 following the racial uprisings of 2020 that were sparked by the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that the world was still trying to understand, thousands of Black Americans and allies took to the streets demanding justice and police accountability. What did we receive instead? A national holiday and a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- This year marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that recognizes the first day of freedom for enslaved Africans in Texas and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as a whole.RELATED: How to talk to your kids about JuneteenthCheck out our list below of events across the Bay Area honoring Juneteenth:June 17'The Joy Protocol' at the Bayview Opera HouseThe Bayview Opera House will host the premiere of "The Joy Protocol," a collaboration between San Francisco choreographer Gregory Dawson and jazz musician and composer Richard Howell.June 16-18, 8pm, $15-$50. Details here.June 18Afrocentric Oakland's Juneteenth WeekendThis two-part Lake Merritt celebration is kicking off Saturday with the Pan-African Wellness Fest. It features guided meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, self-defense, spoken word performances, interactive art installations, a youth zone, keynote speakers, Black excellence awards and vendors.Lake Merritt Amphitheater. June 18, 12-8 p.m., $5. Details here.JuneteenthSF Freedom CelebrationJuneteenth San Francisco Celebration in the Fillmore will have carnival rides, hair & fashion Show, car show, giveaways and more.1330 Fillmore Street, June 18 at 11 a.m. Details here.Juneteenth With MoADSan...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Get Fresh Daily will be celebrating the second annual Juneteenth BBQ this Sunday. The nonprofit transformed a portion of the Global Leadership Academy Campus, creating a teaching and learning garden for students and the community. This weekend’s plant-based cookout will showcase a DJ and dance party. The space is also meant to be a respite and destination for wellness. READ MORE: Exclusive: Spike In Women Seeking License-To-Carry Permits Comes As Philadelphia Gun Violence Continues To Rise The organizers say Freedom Greens and Garden is a perfect tie-in to the Juneteenth celebration and all the food has been donated by local organizations. READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: 4-Day Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Underway In Wilmington, Celebrating 35th Year“We’re celebrating our right to be well. Our right to come together in community, to be healthy and really providing a space for people of color in this neighborhood who don’t necessarily have this type of access. To provide with a space to say you are deserving of this and this is the hub for that,” Get Fresh Daily’s Jiana Murdic said. The...
    One day in late June 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news: Legal slavery had ended some two and a half years ago with President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. And so some of the last enslaved people left in America were freed. Jessicah PierreThe day became known as “Juneteenth,” a holiday still celebrated today in black communities across the United States. Yet more than 150 years after slavery, black wealth still lags centuries behind white wealth. A report by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) found that it would take 228 years for black families to amass the amount of wealth white families already own today. Article continues after advertisement In fact, the racial wealth divide is greater today than it was decades ago, and still widening. That divide won’t close without bold, structural reform to match the structural injustices that created it — from slavery itself to Jim Crow, redlining and mass incarceration. A more recent IPS report offered a number of promising solutions, including these ideas, to close the gap. Baby...
    AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- More than 150 Black fraternity and sorority members are using Juneteenth to do some good in Aurora, and it comes at a desperate time for so many people.A line of cars could be seen Friday morning of 1,000 families getting essentials they need as inflation surges nationwide.A celebration and a service: That's the effort underway in Aurora Friday to celebrate Juneteenth.The Aurora Divine 9 Alliance brings together alumni from Black fraternities and sororities to partner with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.RELATED: Juneteenth 2022: Celebrate holiday this weekend with Chicago Black-owned businesses"Our families who are struggling have been on a horrific rollercoaster ride. Now we have inflation," NI Food bank President Julie Yurko said.The Northern Illinois Food Bank is currently serving over 440,000 people in the suburbs of Chicago.On Friday, more families are getting different fruits, proteins and other essentials."Cost of groceries, gas, everything has gone up -- a lot of people can't afford a lot of groceries," one person in line said.Every little bit helps at a time like this. That's why some people got in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Juneteenth celebrations are kicking off around the Philadelphia region. June 19 marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans after the Civil War.  It’s also about history and connection.  READ MORE: Caught On Camera: 3 Women Walking Down South Philadelphia Street Brutally Attacked Unprovoked By Man“Combine June 19 with June,” Gary Shepherd said.    It’s short for the holiday Juneteenth.   “It’s also known as True Freedom Day,” Shepherd said.      It’s a day that recognizes June 19, 1865, as the day slavery ended in the United States after the Civil War.   Shepherd is the president of the Pennsylvania Juneteenth initiative. Last year’s rally was a proud moment for Shephard. “When I was growing up and I was taking history classes in school, in high school and college, Juneteenth was never ever mentioned,” Shepherd said.  READ MORE: Philadelphia Named Host City For 2026 FIFA World CupDelaware Gov. John Carney agrees.  “I didn’t know anything about Black history,” Carney said. “I didn’t know much about Black history until I took a course in college.” A year ago, Carney enacted Bill 198,...
    CONSUMERS can expect most financial institutions across the US to be closed on Monday, June 20. Juneteenth - which is observed on June 19 or the following Monday if the 19th is a weekend - celebrates the end of slavery in the US. 1Americans can still withdraw money from ATMs, but most financial services will be unavailable on June 20Credit: Getty - Contributor The Federal Reserve also acknowledges Juneteenth as a bank holiday, meaning the US financial system will be virtually shut down. Banks and financial institutions aren't forced to close for bank holidays, but the vast majority do. Major banks like Capital One, Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America are among those that will be closed, along with the New York Stock Exchange. You should check with your local bank branch if you're unsure about its Juneteenth hours, but expect closures. READ MORE ON PAYMENTSRAINING MONEY Thousands of residents inch closer to receiving $3,200 in direct paymentsTIME TO ACT Four key payment deadlines next week from $800 tax rebates to $150 gas cards The Fed...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and marketers have been quick to commemorate Juneteenth with an avalanche of merchandise from ice cream to T-shirts to party cups. But many are getting backlash on social media for what critics say undermines the day, designated as a federal holiday last year to honor the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. A search for Juneteenth items among online sellers like Amazon and J.C. Penney produced everything from toothpicks with pan-African flags to party plates and balloons. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, apologized last month after getting slammed for a Juneteenth ice cream flavor — swirled red velvet and cheesecake — under its store label Great Value. Walmart said it’s reviewing its product assortment and will remove items “as appropriate.” As of Thursday, Walmart’s site was still offering lots of T-shirts and party plates. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum removed a Juneteenth watermelon salad from its menu and issued a mea culpa earlier this week. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the museum blamed a lapse in vendor oversight, noting the label and...
    (CBS DETROIT) — Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday in 2021, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Communities across Metro Detroit will celebrate Juneteenth this weekend with events with music, film and other activities. Here is a list of events happening this weekend in honor of the annual holiday. Dearborn June 18: Juneteenth Celebration 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UAW Local 600, 10550 Dix Ave. Detroit June 17: Rhythm and Art Block Party 6-10 p.m. at Eastern Market Brewing Company June 18: Juneteenth Jubilee Stroll Noon to 6 p.m. at Livernois Avenue of Fashion June 18-19: Juneteenth Jubilee Freedom Weekend, The Charles H. Wright Museum 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18: Underground Railroad Treasure Hunt Participants will explore five sites with significant historical importance in downtown Detroit, including the Gateway to Freedom Sculpture 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19: Information tables from Community Partners The event focuses on building and extending...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sunday marks the second annual observance of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Organizers in Philadelphia are commemorating the end of slavery in the United States through art.  “Oh look she’s playing a vibraphone it’s not something people play often,” Kelsi Bolden said. READ MORE: Apparent Road Rage Shooting In Center City Leaves Teenage Boy Dead: Philadelphia PoliceBolden, a groovy jazzy vibraphonist, enjoys most genres of music, but her preference is gospel.   “I chose to do the arrangements of Charles Albert Tindley,” Bolden said.  Tindley was a minister and music composer from the 1800s whose faith music is still in tune with the messages of today, especially as we celebrate Juneteenth. “A day that commemorates true freedom and true freedom for Black Americans,” Bolden said.  “There’s a soundtrack to Philadelphia,” Bill Johnson, the founder of Black City Project, said. “A city that has such a rich Black music heritage.” Johnson is hosting their second Juneteenth Black music city awards this Sunday. This year, they are awarding up to $100,000 in grants to various artists throughout the city...
    PHILADELPHIA -- 2022 marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that recognizes the first day of freedom for enslaved Africans in Texas and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as a whole.The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln freed enslaved people in Confederate states in 1863. It was a measure meant to punish the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War and did not cover enslaved Africans in border states.It also failed to free those held in bondage in Texas. That would not come until June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order #3. Popular belief is that the enslaved Africans in Texas did not know about the Emancipation Proclamation until Granger's announcement.VIDEO: What to know about the Juneteenth flagEMBED More News Videos Red, white and blue are the colors of the American flag, but they also grace the face of another quintessential American banner: the official Juneteenth flag. Some historians dispute that claim, however."I think that it may be historical fallacy that people in southern Texas did...
    Juneteenth is a United States federal holiday commemorating the effective end to the enslavement of African-Americans in Texas in 1865. Here are all the ways you can connect with your community and celebrate this date, as well as Black history and culture as a whole, in the Bay Area this June. Juneteenth on the Waterfront: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11, Embarcadero Ferry Terminal Plaza, San Francisco. Support local Black-owned businesses and kick off a month of Juneteenth celebrations in San Francisco with a day of fun, community and delicious, handcrafted food. Free. cuesa.org/event/2022/juneteenth-waterfront The Blackout – A Juneteenth Function: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 11, Esther’s Park, 3408 Third Ave., Sacramento. Honor Black culture and Black-owned businesses with a Juneteenth celebration including live entertainment, art, food trucks and vendors. Free. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3NWhHx0 Juneteenth Celebration and Lunch: 12 to 3 p.m. June 11, 251 City Park Way, San Bruno. The San Bruno Culture and Arts Commission and the San Bruno Public Library invite you to celebrate Juneteenth in person at San Bruno City Park. Come enjoy music, community,...
    The Indianapolis Children's Museum, aka the 'world's largest children's museum' is being called out for being racially insensitive for serving 'Juneteenth Watermelon Salad' on their menu ahead of the national holiday. Visitors were outraged when they noticed the $10 watermelon salad for Juneteenth - which many slammed as 'racially insensitive.'  Jackson Moon, aka Jackson Adams, shared a picture of the salad on Twitter with the caption: 'Racially insensitive salads. NOBODY BLACK ASKED FOR THIS!' 'This is horrible and racist,' another person tweeted.  Another said: 'This is what happens when a holiday is made federal.' The Indianapolis Children's Museum, aka the 'world's largest children's museum' is being called out for being racially insensitive for serving 'Juneteenth Watermelon Salad'   Jackson Moon didn't hold back when she wrote on her social media on Friday exactly how she felt when she saw the museum cafeteria offering 'Juneteenth Watermelon Salad' on their menu The racist trope of black people liking watermelons dates back to the emancipation period after the Civil War when Southern whites attempted to give the popular fruit negatives connotations because it was...
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- Officials raised a Juneteenth flag in Redwood City on Friday to honor the holiday that recognizes the end of slavery in the United States.This is the first time San Mateo County is raising a flag for Juneteenth.RELATED: How people came to celebrate Juneteenth in the United StatesBoth county and state officials say it is part of the its mission of inclusiveness.They want to recognize the hard work done to honor this holiday and focus on ways to continue to improve the community.VIDEO: What to know about the Juneteenth flagEMBED More News Videos Red, white and blue are the colors of the American flag, but they also grace the face of another quintessential American banner: the official Juneteenth flag. "It is a holiday and a recognition by all Americans about the struggle with slavery the African American community has overcome," said State Rep. Kevin Mullin. "And it is a reminder of the distance yet to be traveled for real equality."The flag will stay up throughout the month of June.RELATED: 'It's about time': Bay Area celebrates Juneteenth...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court declared Juneteenth a statewide court holiday Wednesday over the objections of two Republican justices who said taxpayers will be shortchanged. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. It was about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in Southern states. READ MORE: Here's A List Of Where To Celebrate Pride 2022 In Metro DetroitCongress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday a year ago. “Juneteenth is an event of profound importance in the history of our nation, and mandatory observance of this holiday by courts statewide sends a message that Michigan’s judiciary values the life experiences of all who seek justice,” said Tom Boyd, state court administrator. Juneteenth will be the 13th paid holiday when Michigan courts are closed. This year it will be observed on June 20, a Monday. READ MORE: GOP Candidate For Michigan Governor Loses Key Ballot Ruling“This is far more than observed by the private sector,”...
    One of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast is set to come back in full swing after the pandemic derailed it for two years.  AFRAM announced it will be returning to Druid Park for the first fully in-person event since 2019. This year's celebration will be held Juneteenth Weekend, June 18-19, from 12-8 p.m. on both days.  Headliners for the event include Ne-Yo, The O'Jays, Romiti, El DeBarge, Yung Bleu and Le'Andria Johnson.  Applications are also open for festival vendors, volunteers and local artists looking to make an appearance. More information about the festival can be found online or by following AFRAM on social media. 
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado lawmakers are another step closer to making Juneteenth a state holiday, and Gov. Jared Polis is backing the bill. He joined the bill’s sponsors and other supporters at the state Capitol on Wednesday morning. (credit: CBS) “By adopting Juneteenth as a state holiday, we’re paying tribute to the millions of Black Americans who endured indescribably suffering under the horrors of slavery,” Polis said. “On Juneteenth, we will honor the rich history of the African American community here in Colorado, but also across the country.” The bill (SB22-139) would make Juneteenth, June 19, Colorado’s 11th state holiday. It was introduced last month by Senators Janet Buckner and James Coleman as well as Rep. Leslie Herod, chair of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus. “A lot of Black folks emancipated to Colorado,” Herod said. “People don’t know the legacy of emancipation that Colorado really has. We have a rich history and I’m excited that we’re going to be able to celebrate this year.” Coloradans have long celebrated Juneteenth, in large part thanks to Norman Harris. He’s president of the...