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

Today, June 19th, 2021, the US celebrated, for the first time,  Juneteenth as a National Holiday. The celebration follows 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 94 years-old.

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Tulsa Black Massacre of 1921: President Joe Biden about to Deliver Remarks

On May 31 and June 1, 1921, a systematic massacre of Blacks lasted more than sixteeen hours in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On June 1, 2021, US President Joe Biden became the first president of the US history to officially honor the victims and to promise changes. He was commemorating the 100th Anniversary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his remarks, he said that he was filling the silence that has lasted a century, raised the major problem of white supremacy in teh US, and announced initiatives to address racial injustice, racial inequalities, and economic bias againt the Blacks and  Brown people in the US.

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George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, 45-year old former police officer, was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, a Black man in May 2020. The highly awaited jury decision, after more than 10 hours over two days deliberation, came in when the city was on the edge from the recent killing of another Black man, Daunte Wright, by a police officer in the suburb of Brooklyn Center. The verdict has reinforced the fact that the fight for justice and against institutional racism in America continues and that also "Black Lives Matter. (See here: Minneapolis - USA Protests in Images: Demand for Justice for George Floyd)"

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