Conservative figure Candace Owens trashed the idea of Juneteenth as "ghetto" in a post on Twitter on Monday. The tweet immediately garnered a flurry of responses ranging from informative to incisive, drowning out the few supporters joining her in the attack.
Juneteenth weekend has arrived, and multiple cities nationwide have begun their celebrations honoring the important moment in American history and the Black community. This shortlist focuses on celebrations including concerts, museum exhibits and other events held in cities such as Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York and more.
The upcoming Juneteenth holiday has already prompted companies and groups to put forth their worst, from poorly-conceived products to a panel of only white people judging a soul food contest.
Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama has made Juneteenth a state holiday, mandating that all state workers have the day off. But her spokesperson had said that Alabama's state legislature has to decide whether to make the move a permanent one.
SITW will mark its triumphant return in 2022, this time outside of Skateboard P's native Virginia, and instead will take place in the Nation's Capitol.
This is one of the things we feared when President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday.
The conservative pundit openly criticized Juneteenth after the federal holiday was signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Now an official federal holiday, Juneteenth will be celebrated annually and across Twitter, many are sharing in the joy in their own way while also reminding observers that there are many more miles to go.
In honor of Juneteenth which is set to be celebrated for the first time as a federal holiday this Saturday (June 19th), here's a short list of events for those interested to check out in person and online.
The House of Representatives voted to make Juneteenth the next federal holiday, with President Biden expected to sign the bill into law this afternoon
The Senate votes unanimously to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, and now the bill goes to the House of Representatives for a vote before President Biden can sign it into law.
While we expect Trumpians and other business owners of New York to resist the new law and probably make their employees to work on Juneteenth just out of spite, it's still nice to know that others will celebrate the holiday and give their workers a summer day to enjoy without fear of missing some pay.