Juneteenth is the Newest Federal Holiday. Here’s What it Celebrates.

Juneteenth is the Newest Federal Holiday. Here’s What it Celebrates.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA – June 19th, 2021: African American community members of Milwaukee held a parade to celebrate Juneteenth holiday. (Shutterstock) By Sydney Combs, National Geographic Known to some as the country’s “second Independence Day,” Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. For more […]

Juneteenth Celebrates Just one of the United States’ 20 Emancipation Days – and the History of How Emancipated People Were Kept Unfree Needs to Be Remembered, Too

Juneteenth Celebrates Just one of the United States’ 20 Emancipation Days – and the History of How Emancipated People Were Kept Unfree Needs to Be Remembered, Too

Philadelphia, PA / USA – June 22 2019: Juneteenth Parade Philadelphia at Malcom X Park African American Independence Day. (Shutterstock) By Kris Manjapra, The Conversation The actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. There were […]

Biden’s Summit of the Americas Gets Off to Rocky Start With Mexico’s Boycott. What to Expect.

Biden’s Summit of the Americas Gets Off to Rocky Start With Mexico’s Boycott. What to Expect.

By Rebecca Morin, USA Today WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s Summit of the Americas will get off to a rocky start this week after Mexico’s president announced he would not attend the gathering, a major snub for a high-profile event that seeks to convene leaders from North, Central and South America. The summit, which kicks […]

Sonia Sotomayor’s Dissents and Opinions Speak to the People

Sonia Sotomayor’s Dissents and Opinions Speak to the People

US Supreme Court Nominee hearing Sonia Sotomayor July 13, 2009 in Washington, DC (Shutterstock) By Mackenzie Long, Teen Vogue The Supreme Court has always been shrouded in mystery and essentially free from accountability. That’s largely by design. Oral arguments, final decisions, and written orders are the only aspects of justices’ work that are regularly made […]

The U.S. Unilateral Sanctions Against Russia Will Produce a Global Food Disaster

The U.S. Unilateral Sanctions Against Russia Will Produce a Global Food Disaster

By John Ross, Pressenza As the U.S. and the G7 (comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) insist that cutting off food exports from Ukraine poses the biggest threat to world food security, rather than admitting the far more powerful negative effect of Western sanctions against Russia, their propaganda […]

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