Juneteenth: Lawmakers push for national holiday


By AFRO Staff Image by Tumisu from Pixabay The “Juneteenth” celebration marks the date (June 19) in 1865, when enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas were told they were free. They were the last community of enslaved people to be informed of their liberation, more than two and a half years […]

Historic Justice Department appointment: Kristen Clarke confirmed as first Black woman to lead Civil Rights Division


By Charlene Crowell Kristen Clarke, confirmed as assistant attorney general for civil rights, U. S. Department of Justice. (Courtesy Photo) (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In recent years, many people of different races and ethnicities have fought against rollbacks to hard-won racial progress. From health disparities exposed in the COVID-19 pandemic, to voting rights, […]

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