Juneteenth

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@CarolforTexas

Today the Senate celebrated @Opalsw2dc, the grandmother of Juneteenth with Senate Resolution 19 in honor of her tireless work to make #JuneTeenth a national holiday. Thank you @beverlypowelltx for this important resolution. #txlege https://t.co/mldLYc8h2g

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@ksatnews

Lee will be honored at the Texas Capitol today at 10 a.m. https://t.co/ntyMVlJGwb

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@SenatorMenendez

We’ve accomplished a lot in just 6 months of the @SenateDems majority: ✅ Improved Competition w/China ✅ Expanded #ChildTaxCredit ✅ Alleviated NJ's Judicial Emergency ✅ Made Juneteenth a Federal Holiday ✅ Passed #StopAsianHate law And we’re just getting started. #HelpIsHere https://t.co/ZxRNqnkK2W

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@ajc

Juneteenth is now a paid holiday in Decatur, where Martin Luther King Jr. was sentenced to “chain gang” labor and where a Confederate obelisk stood for more than a century. https://t.co/oXami5QSUs

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@JacksonLeeTX18

Juneteenth is now a holiday for Houston Port workers! Had a great conversation today with the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. The Port of Houston provides great-paying jobs for our residents and opens our district as a gateway to the world. I’m proud to stand https://t.co/69pMrL17Iv

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@WhiteHouse

On June 17th, President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday. In attendance at the bill signing was Ms. Opal Lee, considered by many to be the grandmother of the movement to make Juneteenth a national holiday. https://t.co/vsMZzpvkPA

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@dailykos

In what's hardly a glowing recommendation, Ron Johnson says he won't oppose Juneteenth legislation https://t.co/pmFFH32Nvp

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@JordanChariton

Amazon retaliates against Black worker over Juneteenth backpay- Rokfin premium exclusive - https://t.co/FWU3BpPi6H https://t.co/dlShLpaS6U

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@kathieallenmd

@tedlieu @RealBenCarson Unbelievable remark by Ben Carson that black families were stronger during slavery. Seeing one’s children sold away to other slave owners hardly seems like a strategy for family solidarity. He’s a slave to ignorance, so perhaps he missed Juneteenth.

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@JordanChariton

2da, @amazon HR brought in Dana, a Black female worker, & accused her of "solicitation" for...organizing a worker petition 4 Juneteenth backpay. After HR meeting, Dana posted on Amazon's digital board about petition—her posting access was then restricted https://t.co/Xww8tDYHsE

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@ajplus

This 94-year-old activist fought for decades to see Juneteenth become a national holiday. This is Opal Lee's legacy: https://t.co/9xGm920F1H

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@MsLaToshaBrown

Freedom Ride for Voting Rights begins on Juneteenth https://t.co/17wkbpNHAW

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@agordonreed

1)In my latest book, On Juneteenth, I finally get to say what I’ve longed to say about William Faulkner’s oft-quoted statement from his novel Requiem for A Nun, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past”—that it’s not true. The past is dead, I say, but its echoes remain.

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@AP

It took just days for Americans in 1776 to celebrate their independence. It took nearly a century for Congress to declare #July4th a national holiday. National holidays, and the people and events they honor, reflect changes in the country itself. https://t.co/q4y1GlZGuD

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@ElijahSchaffer

Happy Independence Day MFers! In my home: Christ is center! America

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@ScottMGreer

This is why they want to make Juneteenth our new "independence day" https://t.co/0nrVKed6hC

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@BreeNewsome

America is like… “HAPPY JUNETEENTH!❤️

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@TheKitchenista

“One bite and you taste the revolution.” What is he even cooking? Why did @YouTube promote this ad featuring #dariuscrooks that has no actual information about Juneteenth? It’s particularly offensive, to weave soul food into the scams that harmed Black people. https://t.co/BaYNmeX8al

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@tariqnasheed

The reason why Melissa Tate always has something insulting to say about Juneteenth, Harriet Tubman, and Foundational Black Americans in general, is because she grew up in Africa until she was an adult. She failed there and immigrated here to benefit off the work FBA put in https://t.co/hiPIIFiKZ2

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@ElijahSchaffer

Happy Juneteenth! https://t.co/Ent42AziU6

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@DineshDSouza

If you want to celebrate #Juneteenth, rather than the #FourthofJuly, consider this: It was the Fourth of July that made possible Juneteenth and every major reform movement in American history https://t.co/RsuAZyynSR

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@toddstarnes

Based on the writings of Maxine, Cori Bush and the Squad today -- don't be surprised if there's a legitimate effort to erase July 4th and make Juneteenth the official birthday of the nation.

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@ATLUTD

Auction on our game-worn Juneteenth kits

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@cafedotcom

How did Martin Luther King Jr. Day become a federal holiday? The Time Machine, inspired by @HC_Richardson and @jbf1755's ideas about holidays & the economy from Now & Then (https://t.co/2poDbsJxiO), looks at the fierce 1983 Senate debate over MLK Day: https://t.co/n4JWZl1B5g

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@markpoloncarz

Just spoke to @VP Kamala Harris at the @NACoTweets #NACoAnn. I informed her of our #TheRenewPlan and how we will invest $89 million of #AmericanRescuePlan aid into our community. I also invited her to join us next year for the 2022 Bflo Juneteenth Festival. She seemed interested!

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@cartoonnetwork

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@NAACP_LDF

"If we take anything from the lessons of those who came before us, we know that America’s work to make [Juneteenth] — as well as Independence Day — live up to its symbol of freedom is not yet done." Read @JNelsonLDF's new essay in @Blavity. https://t.co/Z4ScWBk8kG

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@AP

It took just days for Americans in 1776 to celebrate their independence. It took nearly a century for Congress to declare July 4 a national holiday. National holidays, and the people and events they honor, reflect changes in the country itself. https://t.co/gpVR46iTlO

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@CNN

A statue of George Floyd that was unveiled in New York on Juneteenth by Floyd's brother was vandalized early Thursday morning and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, a law enforcement official told CNN. https://t.co/91qQ43o172

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@zellieimani

The number is $618. We have until Monday to raise $618! Please help with a share and donation!! xo https://t.co/kagH2on9aL

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@DineshDSouza

Is the Left attempting to replace the Fourth of July with Juneteenth? If so, they forget that Juneteenth was only possible by virtue of the Fourth of July. https://t.co/GwKpGtm66u

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@therecount

McCarthy is asked about: • Rep. Gohmert (R) accusing FBI of organizing 1/6 • 21 Republicans voting against gold medal for Capitol Police • Rep. Gosar (R) accusing Capitol Police officer of planning to execute insurrectionist • 14 Republicans voting against Juneteenth bill https://t.co/CEcJvMZWrw

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@EmeraldRobinson

The GOP establishment is so awful that it actually voted to make Juneteenth a national holiday while the FBI was still arresting GOP voters over a fake insurrection.

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@TheCurrentCBC

"I'll keep on walking, I'll keep on talking, to make this a better place for all of us to live," says 94-year-old U.S. civil rights activist Opal Lee, who is nicknamed the Grandmother of Juneteenth. https://t.co/srjv97XFaz

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@CivilEats

As we mark the Fourth of July—following our first-ever national recognition of Juneteenth as a “second Independence Day”—it’s worth recognizing the power of food to ignite movements for justice and change around the world, and throughout history. https://t.co/fCmoktQM7Y

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@singkirbysing

Thank you to @revolttv & @vicenews for having me perform this #juneteenth with my bro @dsmoke7 we got SUPERPOWERS

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@PastorDScott

The opponents of Juneteenth were quiet on “Pride Day”, when Joe designated the Gay nightclub, Pulse, a National Monument and said “Pride is back at the White House”. I’m just saying…

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@Blavity

United Airlines Flight 1258, from Houston to Chicago, had a flight staff that was 100% Black ✊

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@latimes

.@ruthesamuel explains why Black creators on TikTok have been on strike since Juneteenth: https://t.co/qbtuLkKctY

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@Lakers

Take a look back on how we celebrated and honored Juneteenth with the community this past weekend. @sipandsonder X @BCrusade X @CreteAcademy X @EsoWon https://t.co/rAUFErUxs2

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@SenJeffMerkley

Abolishing slavery cannot come with exceptions. @RepNikema and I introduced the #AbolitionAmendment to finally remove the clause in our 13th Amendment that allows for slavery “as a punishment for crime.” #EndTheException https://t.co/Td7CNtsKDl

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@AlexBerenson

The icing on this cake is that Juneteenth WASN’T EVEN FRIDAY.

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@JuddLegum

4. Brooks just voted against establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. He said he was concerned about cost. When a reporter asked if Brooks was concerned about the cost of Alabama's holiday celebrating Jefferson Davis' birthday, he didn't respond https://t.co/h3FUXxQl4y

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@AnaCabrera

NEW: NYPD investigating vandalism of George Floyd statue on Juneteenth as a hate crime Someone put black paint on the face of the statue, painted over the inscription on the base & stenciled in the word of a neo-Nazi white supremacist group, a law enforcement official tells CNN.

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@ScottMGreer

If the anti-CRT movement was winning, we wouldn't have Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

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@HowieHawkins

While the Democrats are passing symbolic measures like recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday, Biden is increasing federal funding for more cops. We need real community control, not more police! https://t.co/97uoAqBQCs

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@espn

Last night, Javianne Oliver showed how she celebrated Juneteenth over the weekend. The Kentucky alum qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 100-meter dash

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@Timcast

lol https://t.co/1b7loIkBQx https://t.co/exwa1fEhKi

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@NYDailyNews

The statue of George Floyd unveiled on Juneteenth in Brooklyn has been vandalized with white supremacist graffiti, police said. https://t.co/xGcRVGylzq

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@JuddLegum

Senate Republicans unanimously vote to establish Juneteenth as a holiday and then a couple of days later unanimously vote to block legislation to protect voting rights. Any questions?

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@AlexBerenson

Btw the awfulness of today’s data makes @cdcgov’s Juneteenth delay even more indefensible. Young men will wind up hospitalized and seriously ill from vaccines given in the last five days.

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@meena

Just so we're clear senate republicans voted literally a week ago for a Juneteenth holiday, and today, unanimously opposed a bill protecting black people's voting rights.

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@LittleMissFlint

You don't have to cashapp me today. You can celebrate Juneteenth and honor my work by donating to my filter fund. I'm working my way towards a million dollars to bring clean water to those here in the US that are dealing with toxic drinking water. https://t.co/7UbFgJmWVL

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@BigBoi

#Juneteenth https://t.co/0E5JNfPMPO

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@VP

We have come far. And we have far to go. But today is a day of celebration.   Happy Juneteenth, everybody! https://t.co/7CB4cjQOWN

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@POTUS

Juneteenth is a day of profound weight and profound power. https://t.co/z6VHappC8G

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@ewarren

For the first time ever, #Juneteenth is a federal holiday. It’s an important step. But we can’t stop here. We have to root out systemic racism in every aspect of our economy and society—including health care, housing, education, banking, policing, and voting.

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@BerniceKing

We have a legacy. We have a hope. We have a charge to keep. Remembering all three today. Remembering #Juneteenth. https://t.co/PuNvDNzzXI

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@VP

It was an honor to meet Ms. Opal Lee at the White House this week. She worked for years to make Juneteenth a national holiday.   Happy Juneteenth, everyone! https://t.co/rRB0VtOFvl

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@ClintSmithIII

When I think of Juneteenth I think of the generations of Black folks who fought for a freedom they knew they might never see themselves, but who fought for it anyway. It's a reminder that we don't always try to build a better world so *we* can see it, but bc someday, someone will

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@staceyabrams

This #Juneteenth, we celebrate the emancipation of Black Americans & reflect on their activism pushing our nation towards its founding ideals. From the ballot box to housing, employment, & more — we must continue working for equal justice. The march towards freedom continues. https://t.co/YM78UP8DG2

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@RexChapman

The Roots @theroots explain Juneteenth… https://t.co/Szwl0XZjcD

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@RepMaxineWaters

The best way to celebrate #Juneteenth is to get focused, get educated, and realize we are in a fight to protect our right to vote. 14 states are already trying to advance voter suppression laws, and that number will only grow. Let’s celebrate, but let's act. End the filibuster!

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@noname

happy juneteenth! burn the plantation

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@POTUS

Ms. Opal Lee is an incredible woman – and it was my honor to welcome her to the White House. Thanks to her relentless dedication, Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. https://t.co/scPtk8cNJN

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@POTUS

Juneteenth marks both the long, hard night of slavery and subjugation – and the promise of that brighter morning to come. It’s a day of profound weight and power. Today and every day, we must work to ensure our nation finally lives up to its promise of equality for all. https://t.co/DmWADwwhKU

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@RetcH07BIX

HAPPY FU*KIN JUNETEENTH ✊

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@BarackObama

Now that Juneteenth is a federal holiday, take a minute to learn about Opal Lee—the woman who did more than anyone to make it happen. Let’s follow her lead and try to leave our grandkids a better world than the one we came up in. https://t.co/r2NhXQxd60

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@sapnapalt

Happy Juneteenth !! Today is a very important day to hear out the voices of black members of our community and everyone should recognize and educate themselves about today. Black people feel free to promote your business, art, etc under this tweet

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@TheDailyShow

Happy Juneteenth! The first U.S. holiday that's illegal to teach about in 15 states.

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@GeorgeTakei

On June 19, 1865, enslaved Black people in TX finally learned they’d been freed 2+ years earlier by proclamation. African Americans have been commemorating this day for decades, and it’s finally a federal holiday thanks to the tireless advocacy of Opal Lee, who is 94. #Juneteenth

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@JackeeHarry

I better not see a single Juneteenth mattress sale, y’all hear me?! We didn’t stop picking cotton for it to be sold back to us for a profit. Give us reparations, not capitalistic BS.

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@ossoff

POTUS has signed the bill and Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. An honor to celebrate with Ms. Opal Lee, 94, who campaigned for years to make this happen. https://t.co/3DMqt2AYTM

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@USOPM

Today @POTUS will sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19th as a federal holiday. As the 19th falls on a Saturday, most federal employees will observe the holiday tomorrow, June 18th.

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@POTUS

We cannot rest until the promise of equality is fulfilled — for every one of us, in every corner of this nation. That is the meaning of Juneteenth.

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@POTUS

Today, I had the honor of signing a bill to officially make Juneteenth a federal holiday. With this important step, all Americans can feel the power of the day, learn from our history, celebrate our progress, and grapple with the distance we still have to travel. https://t.co/UN5WgCiAy2

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@bigblackjacobin

tHe FoUnDiNg FaThErS wOuLd NeVeR aPpRoVe Of JuNeTeEnTh BeInG a HoLiDaY! yeah that's cause they owned slaves buddy

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@RealCandaceO

Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I’ll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only. I’m American.

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@RBReich

So let me get this straight: Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, but laws are being enacted all across the country to keep people from learning about it?

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@POTUS

Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday.

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@kashanacauley

Juneteenth until now: a black people based celebration of freedom from slavery. Juneteenth, in five years: “today all mattresses are 10% off!”

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@GeorgeTakei

Senators: Your vote to give Americans Juneteenth off in no way absolves you from doing the right thing on voting rights. You cannot celebrate emancipation while also enabling voter suppression. If you don’t stand with Black voters, then you are standing in their way.

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@JoyAnnReid

Shorter Republicans: here, take this Juneteenth holiday but we’re gonna make it illegal to ask what Juneteenth is because it would involve insulting slave owners. Also y’all can’t vote anymore. Happy Juneteenth!

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@ScottieBeam

… white people having a day off for Juneteenth…. Makes me angry…

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@CoriBush

It’s Juneteenth AND reparations. It’s Juneteenth AND end police violence + the War on Drugs. It’s Juneteenth AND end housing + education apartheid. It’s Juneteenth AND teach the truth about white supremacy in our country. Black liberation in its totality must be prioritized.

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@AsteadWesley

its kinda amazing: juneteenth is gonna be a federal holiday for reasons teachers won't be allowed to explain to their students out of fear critical race theory backlash

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@NPR

JUST IN: The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make Juneteenth, the date commemorating the end of chattel slavery in the United States, a legal public holiday. https://t.co/HafipkpjN0

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@jack

#juneteenth is now a US Federal Holiday

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@SenTinaSmith

Our bill to make #Juneteenth a federal holiday just passed the Senate!

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@BrittaniWarrick

brands on Juneteenth— “✊

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@igorbobic

Senate just passed a bill establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday. Schumer asked for unanimous consent and no senator objected

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@mmpadellan

Unanimously passed in the Senate, on its way to the House, and then President Biden's desk, Juneteenth is THISCLOSE to being a national holiday. About damn time.

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@jemelehill

Juneteenth should be a national holiday, but these gestures seem almost insulting when there’s a widespread attack on black voting rights and nothing has been done to rectify state-sanctioned violence against black folks. Also:

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@BreeNewsome

One of the senators who voted to make Juneteenth a holiday https://t.co/YgBtweGH2e

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@BreeNewsome

The cops are going to kill another Black person during Juneteenth weekend but at least the white establishment has decided to acknowledge the holiday with a vote & a hashtag logo

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@kylegriffin1

The Senate has just unanimously passed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday.

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@Booker4KY

Juneteenth should absolutely be a federal holiday.

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@ABC

WATCH: The Senate unanimously passes a bill establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday. The bill now heads to the House. https://t.co/d4QlSgRK0L https://t.co/coJO0k881P

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@zellieimani

We didn’t ask for a Juneteenth to be observed as a national holiday, we wanted an end to police violence.

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@MajorPhilebrity

The humor of America making Juneteenth a national holiday when they’re banning people from teaching about it in schools is not lost on me

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@thejournalista

Imagine making Juneteenth a federal holiday when laws are being enacted all over the country that will prevent people from being taught why it's a holiday.

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@Suntimes

JUST IN: Chicago will recognize June 19th known as Juneteenth — as an official city holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday. https://t.co/8lXXLWRL0F

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@BlockClubCHI

For the first time, Chicago will host a ceremony to raise a Juneteenth flag this morning at Daley Plaza. It'll kick off a week of Juneteenth celebrations. https://t.co/FYcvaMr4gr https://t.co/9VpNOxoisQ

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@theGrio

The Bay has something special on the way for Juneteenth. https://t.co/f1ezrrVi0d

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@authorMsBev

A Juneteenth gift to you from Hester and Galen. 25th anniversary edition of INDIGO pre-ordering is live. *(Indie stores waiting on the Ingram link for you. It's on the way.)* https://t.co/FnqSAs0d11

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@LtGovOliver

This Saturday, June 19th is officially designated as "Juneteenth Independence Day" commemorating the end of slavery in the United States of America.

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@joysewing

I've spent the last few months working w/ @egconley on an in-depth look at #Juneteenth, which was started here in Galveston. I want my children to know their history and that I had a part in helping to tell the story. Here is the first with more to come: https://t.co/i1MqVZWPpb

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@Mike_Daniels76

You don't know what you don't know. But, any little bit you do...share it! https://t.co/1GihFKIKlE https://t.co/LpwfhRBOtc

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@KeishaBlain

"Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain come together to carefully present the takes of ninety writers on five consecutive years of the 400 year time span between the fateful year of 1619 and 2019." -- @Essence #History #FourHundredSouls #Juneteenth https://t.co/sUjUfpSI1M

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@ConnecticutSun

As Juneteenth approaches, we introduced a new warmup shirt yesterday. This shirt highlights the players’ leadership in social justice and honors the WNBA’s commitment to racial equality. #BornForThis https://t.co/GLOy3Omex4

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@igorbobic

A bill establishing June 19, Juneteenth, as a federal holiday already has 60 co-sponsors in the Senate (including 18 Republicans). Will it get a vote? https://t.co/5TQSNFO9bg

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@theGrio

Let's gooooooo #Juneteenth! https://t.co/bYK4nhcdUM

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@ABC

“We're not all going to live in a perfect kumbaya society," former Pres. Barack Obama tells @michaelstrahan. "But we can make it better." Join @ABC News for the full interview on "Juneteenth: Together We Triumph," premiering this Friday. #soulofanation https://t.co/0bJU6Naif5

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@tirhakahlove

I really resist the idea that EVERYBODY gotta be off for juneteenth. should be solely a nignog holiday and leave it at that.

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@chicagotribune

95 Black-owned restaurants in Chicago area will commemorate Juneteenth with food specials. Search our map to find one near you. https://t.co/ZaP9n3Jk1W

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@thereidout

Opinion: This is what whitewashing slavery in the South looks like https://t.co/RFxgeuknsZ via @msnbc

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