Juneteenth News, Photos, Videos and Tweets

10 protests that have defined 2020 so far

You'll likely tell your grandkids about the protests you attended in 2020.  Future historians, too, will toil over the twists that emerged on what felt like a daily basis throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Even before COVID-19 fully gripped the world, 2020 …

juneteenth - Mashable
3:00pm PDT - July 3rd, 2020

This public spreadsheet lists Black founders and the investors who have backed them

Finding out how many Black founders have successfully raised venture capital, and which venture capital firms invested in their startups hasn’t been an easy task, historically. Venture capital data is often diceable by stage, say, or by startup type. But if y…

juneteenth - TechCrunch
8:00am PDT - July 1st, 2020

Fact check: Barack Obama mentioned Juneteenth multiple times while president

A social media post claims Barack Obama "never mentioned" Juneteenth while he was president. That is false.

juneteenth - USA Today
2:26pm PDT - June 28th, 2020

Seth Meyers slams Trump for his 'sociopathic' campaign strategy of blatant racism

"I don't know what to say anymore, man," said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Wednesday. "[President Donald Trump] just sucks. So hard." U.S. coronavirus infections are soaring, the economy is plummeting, and protests against racism and police brutality are st…

juneteenth - Mashable
8:32pm PDT - June 24th, 2020

Kendrick Sampson talks about how ‘Miss Juneteenth’ is a story of black liberation

Kendrick Sampson discusses the nuances of his role as Ronnie in the film "Miss Juneteenth," as well as the importance of black stories being told by black creatives. Read more...More about Entertainment, Film, Mashable Video, Insecure, and Juneteenth

juneteenth - Mashable
12:12pm PDT - June 24th, 2020

Slavery as a punishment for crimes is still legal in Ohio

Over 150 years ago, the federal government put an end to practically all forms of slavery, but the 13th Amendment allowed an exception -- slavery as a punishment for crimes.

juneteenth - CNN
9:29am PDT - June 24th, 2020

HBO makes 'Random Acts of Flyness' sketch show free on YouTube

Are you stuck at home (ha) looking for something else to watch? Terence Nance and HBO have got you covered. Starting on Friday, June 19 – Juneteenth – and running until Friday, June 26, anyone with access to a web browser and YouTube will be able to check out…

juneteenth - Mashable
10:54am PDT - June 20th, 2020

D.C. Protesters Topple Statue of Confederate General and Set It on Fire

D.C. protesters toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the nation's capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth.

juneteenth - Time
7:22am PDT - June 20th, 2020

Black Lives Matter protesters toppled and burned the capital's only Confederate statue amid Juneteenth celebrations

  • Black Lives Matters protesters pulled down and burned the statue of Confederate General Albert Pike in Washington, D.C, during Juneteenth celebrations. 
  • The protesters used ropes and chains to pull down the statue, chanting "Black Lives Matt…

    juneteenth - Business Insider
    3:52am PDT - June 20th, 2020

Teen shot to death at Juneteenth celebration, police trying to identify suspect

A teen was shot to death at a Juneteenth celebration in Aurora, Colorado.

juneteenth - ABC News
12:50am PDT - June 20th, 2020

After racially divisive tweets, Trump is quiet on Juneteenth he says he made 'famous'

Trump recognizes Juneteenth with presidential statement hours after racist tweets. A presidential statement was overshadowed by late-night tweets considered racist.

juneteenth - ABC News
3:37pm PDT - June 19th, 2020

Snapchat removes Juneteenth filter that prompted users to smile to break chains

Snapchat apologized for its insensitive Juneteenth filter that asked users to smile to break chains and removed it from the platform on Friday.  Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Celebrated on June 19, it marks the day Major Gen…

juneteenth - Mashable
11:14am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Tesla informs employees on Juneteenth that they can take off holiday unpaid

Just before 8 a.m. PT Friday, Tesla’s head of human resources sent an email telling employees they could take the day off to observe Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Moments later, HR head Valerie Work…

juneteenth - TechCrunch
10:24am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Snapchat removed its Juneteenth filter asking users to 'smile' to break chains

  • Snapchat removed its Juneteenth filter on Friday after critics said it was tone-deaf, per CNBC.
  • The filter asked users to smile, after which chains appeared and then broke. 
  • Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in t…

    juneteenth - Business Insider
    9:46am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Snapchat releases and then deletes its latest insensitive filter

Snapchat has a history of creating insensitive, and sometimes downright racist, content. Today, users were presented with a filter to “celebrate” Juneteenth -- a remembrance of slaves being informed they were free years after the Emancipation Proclamation was…

juneteenth - Engadget
9:45am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Skip The Help. Celebrate Juneteenth by watching a few of these 25 films.

Black representation in Hollywood has come a long way. We've still got a long way to go.

juneteenth - Ars Technica
9:35am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Calls increase to make Juneteenth a national holiday

Juneteenth 2020 has a different momentum since it began over 100 years ago. The black lives matter movement and the coronavirus pandemic have added to a historic day for blacks nationwide.

juneteenth - Fox News
9:22am PDT - June 19th, 2020

NHL launches Committing to Change website

To commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, the NHL on Friday launched Committing to Change.

juneteenth - NHL News
9:20am PDT - June 19th, 2020

AOC: Celebrate Juneteenth by Enacting Commission to Study Reparations

AOC said we should celebrate Juneteenth by enacting legislation forming a commission to study proposals for issuing reparations.

juneteenth - Breitbart News
9:20am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Here Are All Of The New Movies Coming Out This Weekend

Miss Juneteenth, Babyteeth, and Dads — a little something for everyone.

juneteenth - Buzzfeed
8:52am PDT - June 19th, 2020

New York City declares Juneteenth official holiday

It comes as millions of Americans plan to celebrate the holiday commemorating the end of US slavery.

juneteenth - BBC News
8:51am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Bandcamp is donating its share of sales to the NAACP for Juneteenth

The last several months have been full of corporate lip service, as companies have attempted to tailor responses to pressing issues like the COVID-19 pandemic and questions of social justice. Bandcamp, on the other hand, has presented some solid examples of h…

juneteenth - TechCrunch
8:46am PDT - June 19th, 2020

CHOP Hosts Black-only Event in Park for Juneteenth; White 'Allies' Asked for Security, Money

The radical enclave in Seattle known as CHOP will apparently feature a Juneteenth celebration that will be restricted to black people.

juneteenth - Breitbart News
8:40am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Army veteran and congressional candidate: Proposal to make Juneteenth federal holiday 'a step in the right ...

For Texas Republican congressional candidate and U.S. Army veteran Wesley Hunt, Juneteenth is about American tradition, struggle and progress.

juneteenth - Fox News
8:37am PDT - June 19th, 2020

Trump Threatens Protesters Ahead Of Oklahoma Rally

The president's latest violent threat toward demonstrators comes on Juneteenth, which anti-racism protesters plan to mark with peaceful marches.

juneteenth - The Huffington Post
8:22am PDT - June 19th, 2020

RT @KerwinWilliams1: @AdamSerwer @blackrepublican I wonder if @benshapiro without the help of Google has the ability to aptly address; The…

eDo (@conceptjournal)
12:28am PDT - August 27th, 2019

RT @WTKR3: African-American activist pushing for national Juneteenth holiday stops in #HamptonRoads https://t.co/5GZ5DqB1rO

pumpkin spiced (@sugafreecandy)
11:47pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

African-American activist pushing for national Juneteenth holiday stops in #HamptonRoads https://t.co/5GZ5DqB1rO

WTKR News 3 (@WTKR3)
11:45pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: Outside the Oval Office, I kept a painting of a small crowd huddled around a pocketwatch, waiting for the moment the Emanc…

Lucy Maximov (@Lucy_Maximov)
11:34pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @KerwinWilliams1: @AdamSerwer @blackrepublican I wonder if @benshapiro without the help of Google has the ability to aptly address; The…

BLACK CONSERVATIVE (@blackrepublican)
10:01pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

African-American activist pushing for national Juneteenth holiday stops in Hampton Roads https://t.co/KR6cWhlFiu

Michael Hubbard (@mhubbardmusic)
9:42pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @BlavityPolitics: This 92-year-old is marching throughout the states to make #Juneteenth a national holiday https://t.co/KlQZtqJmSd http…

The Do Better, Sis Podcast (@DoBetterSis_pod)
8:57pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/jjru0ErkXi

*NAKI* (@nakispeaks)
8:39pm PDT - August 26th, 2019
RT @Essence: We stand on the shoulders of our Ancestors. #Juneteenth https://t.co/vEt85X2cuW

RT @Essence: We stand on the shoulders of our Ancestors. #Juneteenth https://t.co/vEt85X2cuW

Poetress Hughes (@PoetressHughes)
8:10pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: Outside the Oval Office, I kept a painting of a small crowd huddled around a pocketwatch, waiting for the moment the Emanc…

Pradeep Kumar Roshwal (@RoshwalKumar)
8:01pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: On Juneteenth, we celebrate our capacity to make real the promise of our founding, that thing inside each of us that says…

Pradeep Kumar Roshwal (@RoshwalKumar)
8:01pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @BlavityPolitics: This 92-year-old is marching throughout the states to make #Juneteenth a national holiday https://t.co/KlQZtqJmSd http…

the i is silent for some reason (@jgreigj)
6:37pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/iYWiygAmQa

Kate Thornton (@gettinggrace)
6:04pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/Jp1Fj6iuFt

Ronny Whaley Sr. (@ronnywhaley)
5:53pm PDT - August 26th, 2019
Had to share these pics of today’s Juneteenth awareness event. Ms. Lee is an inspiration!! https://t.co/QLjsVPA7qK https://t.co/O8KBCKAkBI

Had to share these pics of today’s Juneteenth awareness event. Ms. Lee is an inspiration!! https://t.co/QLjsVPA7qK https://t.co/O8KBCKAkBI

WmbgRegionalLibrary (@WRLibrary)
5:35pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

African-American activist stops in Hampton Roads pushing for national “Juneteenth” holiday https://t.co/AfZf13GWG7

Dave Beckford (@tv_radiodynasty)
5:32pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @thejalatucker: If you DID NOT learn about Juneteenth in school, RT this, I’m really trying to see something.

Veronica Salerno (@Verxnicasxlerno)
5:19pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

We were so honored to host Ms. Opal Lee on her walk to raise awareness for a national Juneteenth holiday! https://t.co/6aKcIBrX8U

WmbgRegionalLibrary (@WRLibrary)
5:11pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/CJIBPMlkXp

Nester Phillip (@ObserverNotes)
4:57pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

African-American activist stops in Hampton Roads pushing for national “Juneteenth” holiday https://t.co/PbG6a7ccM8

TBANN (@TBANNnews)
4:13pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

"For Juneteenth 2019 the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and its mass organization, the United Panther Movement, organized a People’s Barbecue at Westside Park in Newark, N.J., where the NABPP is headquartered." #NABPP https://t.co/IvJvMlCP8F

SF Bay View (@sfbayview)
3:55pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/ZheHGv1Qu7

NTWEG/T.V. (@NTWEG)
3:53pm PDT - August 26th, 2019
RT @VyceVictus: This is gonna be like Juneteenth for white women https://t.co/YQZSIdQA4t

RT @VyceVictus: This is gonna be like Juneteenth for white women https://t.co/YQZSIdQA4t

Gojira007 (@Gojira007X)
3:43pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

"South Carolina held such a concentration of slave labor because the Lowcountry’s largest cash crop was rice, which required 10 times the labor needed to harvest, say, short staple cotton." #Juneteenth #MakeJuneteenthAStateHolidayInSC

Juneteenth Freedom Festival SC (@festival_sc)
5:04am PDT - August 26th, 2019
RT @GerardGordon315: Warm Up at Carnegie Hall for Juneteenth Concert... https://t.co/OCYG2r2iAk

RT @GerardGordon315: Warm Up at Carnegie Hall for Juneteenth Concert... https://t.co/OCYG2r2iAk

Esty A. Carson (@carpopire)
1:26am PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: Outside the Oval Office, I kept a painting of a small crowd huddled around a pocketwatch, waiting for the moment the Emanc…

Alex Luque (Luke) (@luque_ail)
10:36pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @warrior4eva: I really wanna plan a Juneteenth celebration next year in Orlando. The theme will be Black empowerment. I need a team. Any…

Dora (@buckbreezesen)
10:24pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @thejalatucker: If you DID NOT learn about Juneteenth in school, RT this, I’m really trying to see something.

allie (@allieisace)
9:31pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/Zc2wZ0lg7G

sopammy (@MsPamelaknight)
7:29pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @RusslynnAli: On #Juneteenth, I struggle with today’s truth: Just 17% of Black 12th graders are proficient in reading. #ReThinkHighSch

John gU TSANG 曾 鈷 (@JOHNguTsang)
7:28pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @JoyAnjelica: So if there’s a series of Juneteenth challenges for next year y’all finna join in?

Shay (@SHAY_SERENITY)
6:56pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/p6cnc40lEK

DaStreetzDJ (@EclypseDaArtist)
4:09pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

The first African slaves may have landed in Virginia, August 1619, but South Carolina was really ground zero. Make amends, make Juneteenth a state Holiday.

Juneteenth Freedom Festival SC (@festival_sc)
3:46pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: On Juneteenth, we celebrate our capacity to make real the promise of our founding, that thing inside each of us that says…

Agustín Díaz (@Agust5671)
2:58pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: Outside the Oval Office, I kept a painting of a small crowd huddled around a pocketwatch, waiting for the moment the Emanc…

Agustín Díaz (@Agust5671)
2:58pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

Juneteenth, should be a state observed holiday in South Carolina.

Juneteenth Freedom Festival SC (@festival_sc)
2:41pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: On Juneteenth, we celebrate our capacity to make real the promise of our founding, that thing inside each of us that says…

Lil Cino From 79th (@HarrisonCancino)
2:20pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

Wow: High school students open an actual bank on campus to teach financial literacy – Financial Juneteenth https://t.co/xcEcCYN7Gg

Richard L. Scott Sr. (@rlscottsr)
1:21pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

I just noticed @Pixar ’s film @PixarSoul arrives in theaters on Juneteenth 2020. #D23Expo

JeandraLeBeauf (@jeandralebeauf)
1:19pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @BarackObama: On Juneteenth, we celebrate our capacity to make real the promise of our founding, that thing inside each of us that says…

Brainistic (@Brainistic)
12:58pm PDT - August 25th, 2019