Tag: Juneteenth

Shooting Reported in DC Juneteenth Party: 15-Year-Old Dead, 3 Others Injured

At least one person was killed and three were wounded during a shooting at a Juneteenth-related festival in Washington, D.C., on Sunday night, police said. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told reporters on Sunday night that hundreds of people gathered for the Juneteenth festival called “Moechella,” saying that it was possible an “unpermitted event.” The individual…


Concerts, Parades Celebrate Juneteenth in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—A parade in Inglewood, a classic music and dance festival in the Crenshaw district, a celebration in Culver City and concert at the Hollywood Bowl were scheduled for June 19 to mark Juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Slavery did not fully end in the United…


Walmart Pulls Juneteenth Ice Cream After Backlash

Walmart has pulled a Juneteenth-themed ice cream flavor from shelves after facing a considerable public backlash, with critics accusing the retailer of cultural appropriation and inappropriate commercialism. On Monday, Walmart decided to withdraw an ice cream from its food label Great Value for Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of black slaves in Texas on…


OC Republican Defends Juneteenth Celebration From Some Conservative Firebrands

Asian-American business leader and outspoken Orange County, Calif., Republican Marc Ang is disappointed with the flak he has taken from some conservatives who say he shouldn’t have held an event celebrating Juneteenth. The reaction from some voices on the right of the political spectrum opposing the celebration Juneteenth “really kind of broke my heart,” Ang…


Democrats Need a Day of Atonement

Commentary With the creation of June 19th (“Juneteenth”) as a federal holiday, Democrats have one more claim to be the party of civil rights and equal opportunity for African Americans, though most Republicans also voted for the holiday. That claim has been promoted for decades by a compliant media, academia, and high-profile politicians, but the facts say…


CDC Delays Emergency Meeting on Post-Vaccination Heart Inflammation Due to Juneteenth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pushed back an emergency meeting on post-vaccination heart inflammation seen in Americans, primarily young people, because of a new federal holiday. President Joe Biden signed a bill on Thursday making Juneteenth a new holiday. Shortly afterwards, the CDC said its June 18 meeting “is being rescheduled due…


The Untold History of Juneteenth

Commentary Proponents of critical race theory are peddling the falsehood that America’s history is rife with inherent racism, all the way back to the first settlers’ arrival on our shores. This movement has gained so much steam that even a sitting U.S. senator, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), claimed that the “United States didn’t inherit slavery…


Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation making Juneteenth, June 19, the 11th federal paid holiday, after the bill was approved by both chambers of Congress. “Juneteenth marks both the long, hard night of slavery and subjugation, and the promise of a brighter morning to come. This is a day of profound—in my view—profound weight…


Congress Passes Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday, Sends to Biden’s Desk

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill making June 19—Juneteenth—a federal holiday to mark the end of slavery in the United States, sending the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk. The measure, S. 475, passed on a vote of 415-14 in the chamber. It comes a day after it passed through the Senate with…


Senate Approves Bill That Would Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution that would add Juneteenth to the slate of federal holidays. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on the Senate floor in Washington asked for unanimous consent, which avoids a recorded vote but enables a single senator to block a bill. No senators objected. The resolution designates June 19 as…