Francia Márquez, First Black Vice President of Colombia in a political rally in Feb 2022

On Sunday 19, 2022, as the US was commemorating JuneTeenth,  a major event involving Blacks happened in South America: Francia Márquez, a vice presidential candidate and running mate of Gustavo Petro become the First Black in Columbia to be elected Vice-President.  With the win, Francia Márquez has become a phenomenon.  

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US President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Holiday bill with Opal Lee attending, June 17 2021

 June 19th, 2022, the US  nation is celebrating Juneteenth as a National Holiday. The celebration is the second  following the event held on Thursday, June 17, 2020,  when US President Joe Biden signed a bill into law, making June 19 a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black Americans.

The signature event was attended by Opal Lee. Opal Lee, affectionately known as the grandmother of Juneteenth by Blacks and those concerned who have been following her fight, is 95 years-old.

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Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson for the US Supreme Court, Feb 25, 2022

On February 25, 2022 US President Joe Biden nominated Ms Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman to serve as a US Supreme Court Justice. The nomination was viewed as another step forward in seeking racial justice and equality. Today, on April 7, 2022 the US Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

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Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson for the US Supreme Court, Feb 25, 2022

On February 25, 2022 US President Joe Biden nominated Ms Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman to serve as a US Supreme Court Justice. The nomination is viewed as another step forward in seeking racial justice and equality. Just a day after the nomination, a weird event put a small African country in the middle. The small  African country is Rwanda.

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