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COMMENTARY: Not Jumping for Juneteenth

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor High props go to 94-year-old Opal Lee, the Texas woman determined to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Thanks to...

President Biden Signs Juneteenth Holiday into Law

By Stacy M. Brown Beginning on Friday, June 18, federal employees enjoyed the country’s 12th – and perhaps most significant – paid holiday. President Joe Biden...

Black History’s Unsung Hero of the Civil War

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Educated and ambitious are terms most historians use to describe Christian Abraham Fleetwood, born free and...

Change Is a Movement and a Process

By Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus One thing is clear this Juneteenth: change cannot wait. Today, not only...

Black history interwoven with suffrage centennial

“We knew what family meant to her,” said Ernestine (Tina) Martin Wyatt great-great-great-grandniece of Tubman, in a Focus features interview when the movie, “Harriet”...