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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 22, 2022. Editorial: SC Supreme Court crackdown on problem judges should prompt Senate reforms The S.C. Supreme Court is on a roll, and we hope people are paying attention. We’re not referring to the court’s decision to...

Black Americans living abroad reflect on Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 20, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history. President Joe Biden moved...

US financial markets closed Monday for Juneteenth

Jun. 20, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. financial markets will observe the Juneteenth holiday for the first time Monday. Last year, Juneteenth was designated a federal holiday to mark the effective end of slavery in the U.S. Since June 19 falls on a Sunday this year, it will be observed on Monday. ...

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities

Jun. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — After Opal Lee led hundreds in a walk through her Texas hometown to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the 95-year-old Black woman who helped successfully push for the holiday to get national recognition said it's important that people learn the history behind it. ...

LEADING OFF: Juneteenth around MLB and Father's Day

Jun. 19, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on today: ___ JUNETEENTH The nation’s newest federal holiday is being celebrated in many ways this weekend at Major League Baseball parks. The first 10,000 fans attending the Angels-Mariners...

How Mississippians are celebrating Juneteenth weekend

Jun. 18, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi communities are commemorating Juneteenth with events ranging from history-themed dinners to live music performances to street festivals. Most gatherings aim to tell a story about the significance of the nation’s newest federal holiday. ...

Los Angeles mayor proclaims Juneteenth official city holiday

Jun. 06, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday signed a proclamation making Juneteenth an official city holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Garcetti said during a signing ceremony at City Hall that the commemoration was overdue and a small...

Juneteenth becomes 13th Michigan court holiday

Jun. 01, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court declared Juneteenth a statewide court holiday Wednesday over the objections of two Republican justices who said taxpayers will be shortchanged. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 30, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Another school shooting. This time in Uvalde. How many more children must die? Today is the last day of school at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, a traditionally joyous milestone celebrating a carefree summer ahead. ...

Colorado lawmakers pass bill making Juneteenth state holiday

Apr. 11, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have passed a bill designating Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S., as an official state holiday, and Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign it. The House on Monday overwhelming passed legislation recognizing the June 19 paid...