Juneteenth celebrated across US to mark the end of slavery 156 years ago | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Juneteenth celebrated across US to mark the end of slavery 156 years ago | DW News” – below is their description. Parades across the United States have commemorated Juneteenth. The day marks the liberation of the last enslaved people in America. The anniversary has been celebrated for more … Read more Juneteenth celebrated across US to mark the end of slavery 156 years ago | DW News

Americans mark first Juneteenth federal holiday

Global News published this video item, entitled “Americans mark first Juneteenth federal holiday” – below is their description. On June 19th, 1865, the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas – more than two years after the Emancipation Act ended the enslavement of Black people in the country. Across the U.S., Americans are celebrating Juneteenth … Read more Americans mark first Juneteenth federal holiday

Global National: June 19, 2021 | Provinces push to increase COVID-19 vaccination numbers

Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: June 19, 2021 | Provinces push to increase COVID-19 vaccination numbers” – below is their description. In an effort to ramp up Canada’s plateauing COVID-19 vaccinations, provinces are getting creative to reach people who are hesitant to get their shots. Mike Drolet explains how. The highly-transmissible … Read more Global National: June 19, 2021 | Provinces push to increase COVID-19 vaccination numbers

A Texas Tradition: Crowning Miss Juneteenth

NBC News published this video item, entitled “A Texas Tradition: Crowning Miss Juneteenth” – below is their description. Miss Juneteenth is a nationwide beauty pageant that celebrates Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the U.S. Legendary pageant director Andrea Sledge is in charge of running the 2021 pageant in Fort Worth, … Read more A Texas Tradition: Crowning Miss Juneteenth

Reverend Al Sharpton Criticizes Senate Republicans at Juneteenth Event in New York

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Reverend Al Sharpton Criticizes Senate Republicans at Juneteenth Event in New York” – below is their description. U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton was critical of Senate Republicans Saturday as he addressed activists at an event marking Juneteenth in New York. Black people have been commemorating … Read more Reverend Al Sharpton Criticizes Senate Republicans at Juneteenth Event in New York

People across New York celebrate Juneteenth as federal holiday

Guardian News published this video item, entitled “People across New York celebrate Juneteenth as federal holiday” – below is their description. Days after Juneteenth was made a national holiday, communities across New York came together to celebrate 19 June 1865, the day when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, freeing slaves in the final Confederate … Read more People across New York celebrate Juneteenth as federal holiday

US celebrates Juneteenth as federal holiday

Guardian News published this video item, entitled “US celebrates Juneteenth as federal holiday” – below is their description. Days after Juneteenth was made a national holiday, communities across the US are coming together to celebrate 19 June 1865, the day when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, freeing slaves in the final Confederate state that had … Read more US celebrates Juneteenth as federal holiday

US marks ‘Juneteenth’ with federal holiday for the first time

Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “US marks ‘Juneteenth’ with federal holiday for the first time” – below is their description. Today commemorates the 156th anniversary of the end of slavery in the US. For the first time, Americans have marked ‘Juneteenth’ with a federal holiday, as signed into law this week by … Read more US marks ‘Juneteenth’ with federal holiday for the first time

Over-18s in England asked to get Covid jab as mass vaccination events set up across London

Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Over-18s in England asked to get Covid jab as mass vaccination events set up across London” – below is their description. Today commemorates the 156th anniversary of the end of slavery in the US. For the first time, Americans have marked ‘Juneteenth’ with a federal holiday, as … Read more Over-18s in England asked to get Covid jab as mass vaccination events set up across London

Black Lives Matter marks Juneteenth in Ottawa with protest

CBC News published this video item, entitled “Black Lives Matter marks Juneteenth in Ottawa with protest” – below is their description. Protesters in Ottawa are calling for police accountability and justice reform on the same day the U.S. is observing a new federal holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.6070354 CBC … Read more Black Lives Matter marks Juneteenth in Ottawa with protest

Nestle not liable for child slavery on African farms – US Supreme Court

RT published this video item, entitled “Nestle not liable for child slavery on African farms – US Supreme Court” – below is their description. Just as the US celebrates its new Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in the country, its Supreme Court ruled that forced child labor in Africa is not something for … Read more Nestle not liable for child slavery on African farms – US Supreme Court

Biden Makes Juneteenth a National Holiday

Bloomberg Politics published this video item, entitled “Biden Makes Juneteenth a National Holiday” – below is their description. Jun.18 — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday making Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. Juneteenth marks the day when the last enslaved African Americans were ordered freed after Union troops arrived … Read more Biden Makes Juneteenth a National Holiday

Juneteenth: Bank of America, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo to Close for Holiday Next Year

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Juneteenth: Bank of America, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo to Close for Holiday Next Year” – below is their description. Bank of America Corp. joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. in closing offices for Juneteenth starting next year after President Joe Biden signed the federal … Read more Juneteenth: Bank of America, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo to Close for Holiday Next Year

OneUnited Bank CEO on progress toward closing racial wealth gap

CNBC Television published this video item, entitled “OneUnited Bank CEO on progress toward closing racial wealth gap” – below is their description. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. It commemorates the date in 1865 when a union general arrived in Galveston, Texas, to deliver a message announcing the end of slavery. Kevin Cohee, OneUnited Bank … Read more OneUnited Bank CEO on progress toward closing racial wealth gap

President Biden signs bill creating Juneteeth holiday in Amercia – BBC News

BBC News published this video item, entitled “President Biden signs bill creating Juneteeth holiday in Amercia – BBC News” – below is their description. The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which establishes a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the US, has been signed by President Biden. On 19 June 1865 – months … Read more President Biden signs bill creating Juneteeth holiday in Amercia – BBC News