Posts Tagged ‘juneteenth’

Walmart Apologizes for Controversial ‘Juneteenth’ Ice Cream After Backlash

Walmart has apologized for its controversial “Juneteenth” ice cream as pictures began to circulate over the weekend, and it plans to remove items “as appropriate” in response to the backlash.

What Really Happened On Juneteenth

Above Photo: Kean Collection/Getty Images. Why it’s time for supremacists and their sympathizers to surrender. If you saw my column about Juneteenth posted here over the last few days, or a previous version on the website of Be’chol Lashon several years ago, or a video version currently presented by Be’chol Lashon, you would know I had bittersweet feelings about the history […]

The Martinez Perspective (June 21, 2021): Blacks Celebrate Juneteenth With Gun Violence, Republicans Attack CRT & More

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Juneteenth for white folk

(Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Getty Images) After decades of educating us about the horrific history of Texas slaveowners refusing to let their illegally kept African-descended humans know that they were actually free, then-89-year-old African American activist Opal Lee began her historic 1,400-mile walk from her Texas home to Washington DC in 2016. All she wanted was […]

Boycott Juneteenth 2022

Boycott Juneteenth 2022 Above Photo: Michael A. McCoy / Getty. Backed By Popular Demands. It’s patronizing to say this is a step in the right direction; especially when some roads are littered with landmines. Every once in a while, I imagine myself watching the news with Frederick Douglass to gauge American progress since his era. […]

Blacks Twerk on Ambulance After Mass Shooting at Oakland Juneteenth Celebration

Lake Merritt, California had a massive “Juneteenth” celebration, which obviously resulted in some gunfire, with six injured and one dead. The Blacks in Oakland did not let this keep them down, though, and had a big party around and on top of the emergency response vehicles. Remember Whitey, you’re the problem here. Link Share now! […]

First ‘Juneteenth National Independence Day’ Marked By Mob Violence, Mass Shootings, Public Executions & Attacks On Police

America’s first “National Independence Day” was marked by widespread violence and chaos breaking out at Juneteenth celebrations in California, Illinois, South Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana and Colorado. A couple celebrating Puerto Rican Day in Chicago, Illinois with a large Puerto Rican flag on Saturday night, which now falls on the same date as the new […]

Evanston, Illinois Hosting Juneteenth Parade & Gay Pride Parade, Cancelling July 4th Parade & Fireworks

By Chris Menahan Earlier this week, all GOP senators along with the overwhelming majority of GOP reps in the House voted to make Juneteenth our new “National Independence Day” and mocked those who claimed it would replace Independence Day on July 4th and further divide America. It took only one day after the bill was […]

“Let’s Tone It Down For 24 Hours”: Columbus Leaders Ask Community to Not Murder Anyone On Juneteenth

By Chris Menahan Black leaders in Columbus, Ohio are calling on their community to not murder one another on Saturday in honor of the holiday of Juneteenth. From WCMH, “Columbus leaders call for Juneteenth ceasefire of violence in city”: Columbus community leaders are calling for a ceasefire in honor of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday. At […]

Hate Whitey Day: Juneteenth Now a Federal Holiday

Juneteenth has to be one of the dumbest names for a holiday. June 19th is celebrated as the day when the last Africans in America were granted their freedom. Given it was White people who fought and died to make this a reality, you would expect (in a sane world) that the descendants of freed […]

Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats’ Slaves

Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats’ Slaves WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday, commemorating the glorious day Republicans freed the last of the Democrats’ slaves.  “We are so proud to show the world how not racist we are by officially […]

Newsletter – This Juneteenth, End “US Way Of War”

We just returned from the weekend-long United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) conference in Richmond, VA. This is the fourth UNAC conference since its founding in 2010 to create a vibrant and active anti-war movement in the United States that opposes all wars. The theme this year was stopping the wars at home and abroad in […]

Honor Juneteenth By Closing The Racial Wealth Divide

Above Photo: Khalil Bendib / OtherWords.org Even over 150 years after slavery, black families still lag centuries behind whites in household wealth. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas. They carried some historic news: Slavery had finally and completely ended, they declared. All of America’s enslaved people were now free, some two and […]

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