Chicago’s holiday weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far worse than last year, when the long July […]

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International Kissing Day: 12 Lipsticks, Lip Glosses & More Products For A Perfect Pout

Today is International Kissing Day & in honor of the holiday, we rounded up all of the best lipsticks & glosses that will give you a gorgeous pout! In honor of International Kissing Day being today, July 6th, we rounded up all of the best lip products – from lipsticks to glosses and liners, that […]

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Chicago’s July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far worse than last year, when the long July […]

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AMERICAN DIARY: July 4 hurts, until I remember my WWII uncle

The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in “Rocky.” Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be An American” doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage of those exclusive, one-day mattress sales. Yes, I […]

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Jennifer Lopez Is Glam In Gucci Suit Heading On A Trip With Alex Rodriguez & Twins Max & Emme, 12

Jennifer Lopez is on the move for the Fourth of July holiday, and looking ever so stylish while boarding a private plane. She was joined by her kids and fiance Alex Rodriguez, along with several furry friends. Talking about traveling in style. While Jennifer Lopez getting on a private jet certainly fits that description, we’re […]

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The Queen Spoke To Trump On The Phone & Royal Fans Tweet Their Sympathy

Queen Elizabeth placed a call to President Trump ahead of the July 4th holiday, and folks on Twitter are already apologizing for what he might have said. Especially after Trump insulted several female European leaders in phone calls. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been placing friendly calls to Commonwealth and allied leaders in recent months, […]

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AP-NORC poll: Many in US say protest impact will be positive

Ahead of the Juneteenth holiday weekend’s demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality, more than 4 in 10 Americans say they expect recent protests around the country will bring positive change. A majority say they approve of the protests. Despite headline-making standoffs between law enforcement and protesters in cities nationwide, the poll from The Associated […]

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Taylor Swift, Lupita Nyong’o & More Honor Juneteenth | E! News

Celebs, including Tom Hanks & Pharrell Williams, honor the Juneteenth holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1162852/taylor-swift-gives-employees-the-day-off-as-she-calls-for-juneteenth-to-be-a-national-holiday #TaylorSwift #ENews #CelebrityNews #LupitaNyongo #TomHanks #PharrellWilliams Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports […]

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Elon Musk makes Juneteenth company holiday for Tesla — hours after it begins

Elon Musk on Friday announced that Juneteenth is now a company holiday for Tesla and SpaceX — more than halfway through some employees’ shifts. “Juneteenth is henceforth considered a US holiday at Tesla & SpaceX,” Musk tweeted Friday. The announcement arrived a few hours after Tesla’s HR chief emailed workers to feel free to take […]

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AP-NORC poll: Majority of Americans support police protests

Ahead of the Juneteenth holiday weekend’s demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality, a majority of Americans say they approve of recent protests around the country. Many think they’ll bring positive change. And despite the headline-making standoffs between law enforcement and protesters in cities nationwide, the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs […]

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Kelly Clarkson Slays Cover Of Etta James’ ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ In Juneteenth Tribute — Watch

Wow. Kelly Clarkson just did that. To honor the Juneteenth holiday, the original ‘Idol’ released a ‘Kellyoke’ performance that will give you chills. Hollywood is stepping up and out to give Juneteeth the recognition it rightfully deserves, and Kelly Clarkson is no exception. The talk show host and first American Idol winner chose wisely when […]

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Usher Writes Powerful Op-Ed Urging That Juneteenth Become National Holiday: ‘This Country Must Change’

Usher called upon the federal government to make Juneteenth a national holiday, writing in a breathtaking essay that doing so will remind the nation of “the work America still has to do” in order to create real change. As protesters continue to rally against police brutality and racial inequality in the United States, Usher is […]

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Here’s What Companies Are Promising to Do to Fight Racism

Friday will be a paid company holiday for employees at Nike. The same goes for workers at Twitter, Target, General Motors, the National Football League and a variety of other businesses. JPMorgan Chase, Capital One and other banks will close branches early. Companies big and small decided to recognize Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the […]

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Juneteenth: 5 Things To Know About The Day Slavery Ended In The U.S.

June 19 – or Juneteenth – is a very important holiday, as it marks the end of Slavery in the United States. This year also marks the 155th annual celebration. Learn more about Juneteenth, here. It’s June 19, also known as “Juneteenth.” However, not many Americans are educated about the essential holiday. Nonetheless, we’re in […]

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Juneteenth 2020: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Millions observe Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S. The Rev. Al Sharpton will speak in Tulsa a day before President Trump’s rally. Celebrating Juneteenth with traditions, community and education. As inequality persists, police culture can quickly overtake what officers learn in training. ImageVisiting a […]

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Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now national action

In just about any other year, Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that all enslaved black people learned they had been freed from bondage, would be marked by African American families across the nation with a cookout, a parade, a community festival, a soulful rendition of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” But in […]

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The Latest: Portland mayor urges reflection on Juneteenth

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Mayor of Portland, Oregon, urges meaningful reflection on Juneteenth holiday. — University of Florida ending “gator bait” sports cheer over its racial connotations. — Oklahoma State U. removing name of ex-governor who advanced Jim Crow. — Columbus statue coming down in Columbus, Ohio. ___ PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland, Oregon, Mayor […]

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Stephen A. reacts to the Dallas Cowboys observing Juneteenth | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss the Dallas Cowboys’ decision to honor Juneteenth as a Holiday and owner Jerry Jones’ lack of response to the latest social injustice movement. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on […]

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Jeff Bezos urges Amazon workers to cancel all meetings on Juneteenth

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stopped short of making Juneteenth a company holiday, as other business giants have, instead urging workers to cancel all of their Friday meetings. In a memo to employees with the subject line “Juneteenth,” Bezos said that he has spent time “thinking about how recent events in our country have laid bare […]

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Bears close for Juneteenth, make it company holiday going forward

The Bears followed the NFL’s lead in making the holiday a permanent part of their calendar. | Annie Costabile The Bears join NFL headquarters and several other teams in honoring the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the United States. In a continued effort to promote racial equality, the Bears will close their […]

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City Council recognizes Juneteenth — but stops short of declaring it a city holiday

No city holiday — yet — on June 19, also known as Juneteenth, which is celebrated as the end of slavery in the United States. But a resolution honoring the day was passed by the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) delivered an impassioned speech, talking for eight minutes […]

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So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?

Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. But in recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans this year, there is a renewed interest in […]

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NFL will observe Juneteenth as league holiday

“The NFL will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 19th as a recognized holiday and our league offices will be closed,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo to league employees. | LM Otero/AP Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The NFL plans to recognize Juneteenth […]

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