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America's newest federal holiday marks the end of more than two centuries of slavery in the US.
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We're off today to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday in the United States. I hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend.
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Trump said "nobody had heard of" the holiday, which commemorates the liberation of enslaved Black Americans, according to a forthcoming book.
With Juneteenth now being declared as a federal holiday, let’s take a look at how tech and business leaders are supporting this empowerment with actionable strategiesSlavery and subjugation of the black community may seem like an act of far history, but it is only now that the world is actually taking a conscious effort to recognize the terrible toll that the harships of salvery due to the skin color took on the community and in ways continues to take.But as we understand these struggles and work towards eliminating them, it is significant that we do so by not just using just our words, but also our actions.Last year, as the unfortunate event of the death of George Floyyd uproared the Black Lives Matter movement, tech leaders and DE activists were quick on their heels to show their support with Twitter and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey, announcing Juneteenth as a paid holidays for its employees, followed by multiple others to commemorate the day.This year, US president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris declared the day as a federal holiday, in order to honor it as the anniversary of the declaration of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in Texas.June 19th will now be observed as a federal holiday across the US to celebrate the freedom of enslaved Black Americans, and many tech leaders are making a difference for the black community by setting an example with their actions and opinions.Let us take a look at some of these leaders who are levelling the playing field for everyone alike-1.She has spent over 20 years in this industry and strives towards giving people a voice and a seat at the table by creating systems that lead to substantive and sincere diversity solutions.“When they say Diversity, I want them to respect and acknowledge multiple dimensions of diversity, and when they say Inclusion I want them to create a culture where every individual feels empowered to not shrink themselves into something they aren’t.” says Rocki.Rocki also has her podcast series – The Voice of Diversity where she hosts industry players and this Juneteenth head over to her highlight episode from one of the best and brightest African American Voices of Diversity guests – Stacey A. Gordon, MBA Gordon, A Voice of an Unbiased Diversity Strategist.When Facebook was being criticized for having only 3.1% black staff, Archibong’s written note on his experience as a black man in America.Archibong reflects on Ahmaud Arbery’s Story with impending hurt and sadness“In my head, now most people quickly shuffled to avoid me out of fear of a hidden virus, not my blackness.He helps Facebook implement ideas to scale up equality and social justice.3.Angela BentonAngela Benton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Streamlytics which is a next gen data ecosystem that offers human powered, ethical data from present day communities.
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Fox News’ apparent never-ending hypocrisy in its quest to defend former President Donald Trump was laid bare by Late Night comedian Seth Meyers on Thursday night.The conservative channel had “a very different takeaway” from President Joe Biden’s summit this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Meyers, when compared to when Trump met with and defended Russia’s leader in 2018.“The very same people who approve of Donald Trump’s friendly attitude towards Putin are claiming Biden wasn’t tough enough,” said Meyers. “Even Putin was willing to admit that he was dealing with a more experienced statesman in Biden.”Meyers aired footage of Fox’s personalities – including prime-time host Sean Hannity and contributor Lara Trump – mocking Biden as “embarrassing,” claiming he looked tired and like a “kindly old man.”“This idea that somehow Biden comes off as tired just because he doesn’t use his press conferences to rant and rave for hours about insane bullshit is so stupid,” said Meyers. “I mean, Trump’s the one who constantly looked exhausted and drained of energy because he spent all his time screaming at reporters and pulling all-nighters to hate-watch cable news.”Watch the full video here:
Amid a rambling, off-the-rails phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, former President Donald Trump finally admitted a critical fact: “We didn’t win.”It was the first time since the presidential election more than seven months ago that Trump has conceded to his successor, President Joe Biden. But he also ominously warned: “Let’s see what happens on that.”Trump told Hannity on Wednesday night: “Shockingly, we were supposed to win easily at 64 million votes, and we got 75 million votes, and we didn’t win. But let’s see what happens on that.”Trump actually won 74.2 million votes to Biden’s 81.2 million votes. Biden also won the Electoral College 306-232.Trump: We didn’t win but let’s see what happened on that pic.twitter.com/RYyxt3QJ7z— Acyn (@Acyn) June 17, 2021Trump admitted on January 7 that Biden would take office on Inauguration Day, but he has repeatedly and baselessly insisted that the election was rigged, and even that he actually “won in a landslide.” The Trump campaign lost some 60 lawsuits challenging the results.Trump also told Hannity that he’s considering running in 2024 and noted that “we got ’em by surprise in ’16.”In other observations, Trump falsely insisted that windmills erected to supply power “kill everything” and only provide power sporadically. (He erroneously insisted several times during his first presidential campaign that TVs relying on windmill power repeatedly blink out whenever the wind stops blowing.)He also claimed he was subjected to “unfair” investigation “after investigation” while in office and complained to Hannity that Chevrolets aren’t being purchased in Berlin or Paris.Trump also boasted that “nobody did as good a job with the pandemic as we did.” Trump predicted early last year that Covid-19 would peter out after 15 cases. The US death toll from the pandemic hit 600,000 this week, the highest total in the world.
A number of publishers are observing Juneteenth this year, but not in the same way, with some making it an official holiday and others encouraging employees to use their PTO to take the day off.
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In 2016, then-89-year-old activist Opal Lee marched 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to Washington, DC, to raise awareness about Juneteenth.
June 19, known as Juneteenth, marks the end of slavery in the US. It is the first new federal holiday in decades.