Juneteenth

Target to Observe Juneteenth as a Company Holiday

Target is giving hourly employees either a paid day-off or will pay them time-and-a-half to work on June 19th, historically the date that marks the effective end of slavery in the United States.
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H.E.R. Expresses a Collective Pain in Powerful New Song 'I Can't Breathe'

Today on Juneteenth, “I Can’t Breathe” should remind us of not just what we are fighting for but allow us to take some time today to celebrate our power and how far we have come.
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Amazon, Target, Nike and Other Big Companies Observing Juneteenth

Several companies have announced that they will honor Juneteeth as an annnual paid holiday for employees, while other companies are holding a moment of silence. See how each company is celebrating now.
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Auto Factories Go Quiet to Mark Juneteenth With 8 Minutes, 46 Seconds of Silence

Events and celebrations will be held across metro Detroit today to mark Juneteenth, the holiday that honors June 19, 1865, when the last slaves were notified of their freedom two years after the Civil War.
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Teyana Taylor, Taylor Swift, Usher and More Put an Important Spotlight on Juneteenth

As celebration and reflection happens across the country for Juneteenth, some of our favorite artists are using their platform to be a part of pushing the day forward.
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Sacramento Kings to observe Juneteenth as an annual holiday

The Sacramento Kings have announced they will begin observing Juneteenth as an annual company-wide paid holiday.
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Nike Adds Juneteenth as Company Holiday

Nike will now be offering its employees a paid company holiday for Juneteenth. The sportswear giant joined several companies that announced June 19, the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery, is officially an annual day off.
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Juneteenth: Why the 155-Year-Old Holiday Is Now in the Spotlight, Amid ‘Black Lives Matter' Protest

From Tulsa, Oklahoma to Montgomery, Alabama, Juneteenth represents freedom and symbolizes the hazards and hopes of Black America throughout the years. It is not a national federal holiday, but the possibility looks promising.
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Pharrell Williams Helps Make Juneteenth a State Holiday in Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, joined by musician Pharrell Williams, announced on Tuesday the proposal to make June 19th an official paid holiday in the state that was home at one time to the capital of the Confederate states.
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The story behind the Juneteenth holiday

June 19th we celebrate Juneteenth which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.
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