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2 insurance companies end relationship with Maine agency after racist Juneteenth sign

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Maine insurance agency faces online backlash after racist Juneteenth sign

Google Earth view of Reed Agency in Millinocket, Maine. Google Earth An insurance agency in Millinocket, Maine, is facing online backlash after a photo circulated on Facebook of a sign taped to the business’s door on Monday saying, “Juneteenth ~it’s whatever… We’re closed. Enjoy your fried chicken & collard greens.” The image of the sign […]

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Celebrities

Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy Continues To Live On After His New Shop Opened In LA This Juneteenth Weekend

The great Nipsey Hussle’s impact on his community and the world seems to be growing more than ever. Between Grammys, new shops, a documentary, and literally countless other acts, the marathon truly does continue as this is just the beginning of his visions coming to life. One of the most impactful people of his generation, […]

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Health

NAACP hosts second annual Juneteenth celebration

“Juneteenth means absolute freedom – at that time for my ancestors – but for me as well,” Jerry Bedford, president of the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, said on Saturday. “I would recognize that more as my Independence Day, more so than the Fourth of July.” Officially made a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth […]

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Jacksonville community weighs in on major companies receiving backlash for their Juneteenth support

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Juneteenth is recognized as the end of slavery in the U.S. and just became a federal holiday last year. Jacksonville residents had plenty of events to attend throughout the weekend to celebrate the holiday. One of the popular events in the area is the Melanin Market, an event that brings over 200 […]

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Travel

Flight cancellations mar busy Father’s Day, Juneteenth travel weekend

Placeholder while article actions load Despite an airline industry pledge of a renewed focus on reliability, travelers endured chaotic days of travel over the holiday weekend, when more than 5,000 flights were canceled and nearly 30,000 were delayed since Thursday. Among those caught in this latest round of disruptions: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who ended […]

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Health

Fathers celebrate Juneteenth at Fairground Park in north St. Louis

The “FREE-DOME Celebration” paid homage to the rich heritage, history and culture of people of African descent while also celebrating fatherhood. ST. LOUIS — An event that intertwined the Juneteenth and Father’s Day holidays in north St. Louis brought out hundreds of Black families on Sunday. The inaugural Saint Louis Juneteenth “FREE-DOME” Celebration presented by […]

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Entertainment

CNN’s ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’ honors activist Opal Lee

“I want you to know that it’s mind-boggling to think that we actually have a holiday,” she said. Lee, considered the “grandmother of Juneeteenth” for her activism, will also be honored during CNN’s Juneteenth event. Every year, Lee walks 2.5 miles to symbolize the two-and-a-half years that the enslaved African Americans of Galveston, Texas, lived […]

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Plans in Progress for Freedom & Remembrance Memorial Commemorating Those Buried in now-defunct Moffatt Cemetery

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) – Check out the sneak peak above of one of the three official Illinois State Historical Society markers which will be placed at the new Freedom and Remembrance Memorial at what was Moffatt Cemetery in South Peoria. The group behind the effort are: David Pittman – Peoria area community activist, […]

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Celebrities

Here’s How Famous People Celebrated Juneteenth This Year

Juneteenth is about freedom, honoring the ancestors, and Black joy. Juneteenth is a national holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, who were the last to be freed. In 2020, it became a federal holiday, and Black Americans spend the day celebrating with family and remembering their ancestors. Here’s how celebs […]