Juneteenth

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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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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John Legend

John Legend IG Live With Frank Ski

Join us on Monday June 22nd 8:30 PM as John Legend has an exclusive talk with Frank Ski.
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Joyette Holmes is the first black and female to serve as District Attorney in Cobb County, Georgia

Video Exclusive: Ahmaud Arbery Prosecutor says “It’s time to act”

Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes says in an exclusive interview with V103/WAOK’s Maria Boynton that “it’s time to act.”
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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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H.E.R

H.E.R. Expresses A Collective Pain in Powerful New Song 'I Can't Breathe'

H.E.R has released a new single title, "I Can't Breathe" which comes from a common phrase we have heard ringing through the lines of protest, due to the recent death of George Floyd. The song comes with such a powerful message yet an incredibly beautiful sound. We don't expect anything less from...
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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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Juneteenth: Why The 155-Year-Old Holiday is Now in the Spotlight, Amid ‘Black Lives Matter' Protest

In the midst of the heightened racial tensions is a renewed interest in Juneteenth, the 155-year-old holiday that is celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the ending of slavery. The word is a blend of ‘June’ and ‘Nineteenth’ and marks an important date in history.
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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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