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  • Black firefighter alleges captain took group to racist party with display mocking Juneteenth holiday

    08/14/2022 10:30:14 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 57 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | AUGUST 12, 2022
    A legal filing by a Black firefighter in western New York alleges he was pressured by a superior into going to a party that contained racist imagery... Jones, a 14-year department veteran, became uneasy when he arrived at the house and saw a cardboard cutout figure of former President Donald Trump... Jones said he then saw a display mocking the Juneteenth holiday... , with Juneteenth flags displayed over buckets of fried chicken.
  • N.C. Apple Festival director resigns under fire: Joke referencing Juneteenth holiday deemed disparaging, fallout triggers departure

    07/10/2022 7:21:58 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 68 replies
    Daily Planet ^ | Wednesday, 06 July 2022 13:10 | Staff
    HENDERSONVILLE — The executive director of the North Carolina Apple Festival resigned June 23 over comments he made on social media about Juneteenth, according to the festival Facebook page. The post on the festival’s Facebook page said David Nicholson, the executive director of the festival, confirmed the resignation of David Nicholson, the event’s long-time.
  • Black leader who fought Trump Tulsa campaign rally killed

    07/09/2022 5:59:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 9, 2022
    BIXBY, Okla. (AP) — A Black business leader and community activist who joined Tulsa civic leaders in fighting then-President Donald Trump's plan to hold a campaign rally on Juneteenth in a city known as the site of one of the nation's deadliest white-on-Black mob attacks has been killed in what police describe as a domestic incident at her home. Investigators were trying Thursday to develop a timeline that led to Sherry Gamble Smith and her husband, Martin Everett Smith, being fatally wounded in their home in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby, Oklahoma. Police dispatched on a call about a reported...
  • Bye Bye, Fourth of July? CNN Says Juneteenth Is ‘America’s True Birthday’

    06/22/2022 7:55:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 91 replies
    freebeacon ^ | June 17, 2022 | Robert Schmad
    CNN opinion writer Peniel Joseph argued Friday that Juneteenth is just as much "America's true birthday" as the Fourth of July. Joseph, a social justice activist and University of Texas at Austin professor, said the June 19 holiday "matters now more than ever," claiming that former president Donald Trump and the Republican Party are causing "fear, anger, and anxiety about Black citizenship." Few people knew about Juneteenth, which commemorates the 1865 date on which slaves in Texas learned they were free, until mainstream media in 2020 blasted Trump for holding a rally on the day. Trump later postponed his rally...
  • Chicago shootings: 61 shot, 10 fatally in holiday weekend violence, police say

    06/22/2022 6:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | June 21, 2022 | By Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- Chicago weekend shootings have left at least 61 shot, 10 fatally, police said. Many of the shooting victims were wounded on the South and West sides. Last weekend, 31 people were shot, six fatally.

    06/21/2022 11:33:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 110 replies
    Rumble ^ | 6/21/22 | The Officer Tatum
  • Juneteenth hasn't ended historical ignorance

    06/21/2022 7:33:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/21/2022 | Mychal Massie
    The fact that there is a large group of Americans who find value and esteem in being marketed as this marginalized segregative demographic that borders on being a separate species is beyond appalling. It is absolute truth that the only thing liberals have done for these people is give them a massive inferiority complex that has asphyxiated common sense and led to the denunciation of modernity. Take Joe Biden, a vulgar, diaper-wearing, drunkard haunted by accusations of sexual molestation, including strong suggestions of his participating in the sexual molestation of his daughter and granddaughter. Biden had the unmitigated gall to...
  • On Juneteenth, Bullets Fly From Obama Boulevard to John Lewis Way-Juneteenth marked by mass shootings across America.

    06/21/2022 5:31:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 62 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 21, 2022 | Daniel Greenfield
    Over the Juneteenth weekend, 9 people were shot in Harlem. Among them was Darius Lee, an aspiring basketball player from the mostly black neighborhood, who was the only one killed in the mass shooting. The wounded included two women and six men in a shooting that began over the filming of a rap video. Over 40 shots were fired. Elsewhere in the Big Apple, a gunman ran up to three men in Queens and opened fire with a rifle, wounding two and killing one. Dwayne Whyte was arrested in the shooting. "When is enough going to be enough? When we...
  • Weekend toll in Chicago: 47 people hit by gunfire, 13 of them in just five hours

    06/21/2022 5:41:21 AM PDT · by Salman · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Jun 20, 2022 | Sun-Times Wire (staff writers)
    At least 47 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, 13 of them in just five hours late Sunday and early Monday. An 11-year-old girl was shot in the leg in the Auburn Gresham area just after midnight Monday. Ten minutes later, a woman and two teens, 16 and 17, were wounded about half a mile away, according to Chicago police. ...
  • 15-year-old boy shot dead at illegal DC festival identified by police

    06/21/2022 4:25:48 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    nypost ^ | 6/20/2022 | emily crane
    The 15-year-old boy shot dead at a chaotic Juneteenth concert in Washington, DC, was identified Monday — as police continued to investigate a motive for the shooting that also left three people injured. The teen gunned down in Sunday night’s chaos was identified by cops as Chase Lorenzo Poole. Police found a gun on Poole in the wake of the shooting, but it wasn’t the firearm used to fatally injure him, law-enforcement sources told the Washington Post. After Poole was shot, an eyewitness told WTTG that the teen could be heard “screaming out for his mom” as he lay dying...
  • VP Harris botches Juneteenth history lesson about ‘400 years of slavery’

    06/20/2022 2:54:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/20/2022 | Steven Nelson
    Vice President Kamala Harris bungled a history lesson about the Juneteenth holiday Monday, telling kids that black people were enslaved in America for 400 years — overstating the actual time period by more than 150 years. “I think that we all know today is a day to celebrate the principle of freedom,” Harris told a group of about two dozen elementary school-aged children at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington. “And think about it in terms of the context of history, knowing that black people in America were not free for 400 years of slavery.”...
  • Juneteenth: Bill Nye 'Science Guy' schooled after posting about America's founding and slavery

    06/20/2022 12:21:51 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 69 replies
    Fox News / Yahoo News ^ | 6/20/2022 | Lawrence Richard
    Bill Nye the "Science Guy" caused a stir on social media when he posted about America’s founding and slavery. "The United States we know today was built with the labor of enslaved Black Americans," he said on Sunday, June 19, which is federally recognized as Juneteenth.
  • New Orleans' Democratic mayor unveils giant hair pick to celebrate Juneteenth, promptly gets roasted: 'This is a joke'

    06/20/2022 6:22:35 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 70 replies
    Blaze Media ^ | 6/19/2022 | PAUL SACCA
    A giant Afro hair pick with a clenched "black power" fist was unveiled in New Orleans on Friday in celebration of Juneteenth – the holiday paying tribute to the last American slaves being freed. However, the eyebrow-raising statue was widely panned online.
  • Mayor of New Orleans unveils sculpture of a giant hair pick just in time for Juneteenth

    06/20/2022 10:07:31 AM PDT · by justme4now · 98 replies ^ | 06/18/22 | Brett T
    Anyone else tired of this crap? Here in Virginia they've torn down all the historic "white men" statues!😡New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday that, in recognition of the city’s black and brown artists, the city has dedicated $7.2 million in bond funding to public art, and has already purchased over 60 pieces of work created by local black artists.
  • Joe Biden Takes Juneteenth Off at the Beach as Part of a Four-Day Weekend

    06/20/2022 8:20:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/20/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden took Monday off for the recently created Juneteenth federal holiday, remaining at his beach house in Delaware for the fourth day away from the White House. The president had nothing on his public schedule on Monday to recognize the federal holiday that he signed into law in 2021.
  • At least 48 shot, 4 fatally in weekend violence across Chicago

    06/20/2022 4:50:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    WGN TV Chicago ^ | June, 20, 2022 | by: Marisa Rodriguez, Glenn Marshall
    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for the gunmen who injured an 11-year-old girl in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, and another who killed a 36-year-old woman in West Englewood. At least 48 people were shot, four fatally in Chicago shootings since Friday afternoon. In one of the latest incidents, police said an 11-year-old girl was standing on the street in the 8600 block of S. Halsted around 12:40 a.m. Monday, when an unknown man approached and fired shots. In another incident, police said a 36-year-old woman was standing on the sidewalk in the 6400 block of S. Marshfield around 8:30 p.m....
  • 15-year-old killed; officer, 2 others wounded after Juneteenth celebration

    06/19/2022 9:47:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 47 replies
    WTOP ^ | June 19, 2022 | Ivy Lyons
    <p>D.C. police chief Robert Contee says that four people, including a 15-year-old male, two adult civilians and a police officer, were shot at the intersection of 14th and U Streets in Northwest. The teenager has died.</p><p>The shooting was first reported to WTOP after 8 p.m. in the area near a “Moechella” event — a downtown Juneteenth celebration not approved by D.C. officials.</p>
  • 15-year-old shot dead and three others injured - including a cop - at DC Juneteenth music festival Moechella: Revelers were seen TWERKING atop truck then fleeing as shots rang out

    06/19/2022 7:56:45 PM PDT · by thegagline · 76 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 06/19/2022 | Natasha Anderson
    A 15-year-old boy was killed after shots rang out at a social justice-inspired musical festival in Washington DC. A total of four people, including two adults and a cop, were shot Sunday evening near the intersection of 14th and U Street NW, where the Moechella music festival, a Juneteenth celebration, was underway. The officer was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition, police confirmed. The other two victims are also recovering. Video shared on Twitter showed revelers twerking on top of cars as shots rang out, forcing people to flee for cover. Other footage shows first responders...
  • At least 1 dead, multiple injured, after a shooting at a Juneteenth celebratory event in Washington, DC.

    06/19/2022 7:48:34 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 37 replies
    Breaking: At least 1 dead, multiple injured, after a shooting at a Juneteenth celebratory event in Washington, DC.
  • Mayor Adams compares ‘displacement’ of black New Yorkers to slavery in Juneteenth speech

    06/19/2022 5:41:40 PM PDT · by thegagline · 61 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 06/19/2022 | Reuben Fenton
    New York City needs to “do better” in preventing black residents from being driven out of their neighborhoods, Mayor Eric Adams said on Sunday, during an address marking the Juneteenth holiday. Speaking in Central Park, Adams compared the modern-day uprooting of people of color from neighborhoods across the US — including the five boroughs — to slavery. “When I was in Ghana last year, [I] saw how families were displaced, torn apart and brought over to America through slavery in the hulls of the ships, living in dungeons, spending months and months living in their human waste, having their babies...