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Happy #JuneteenthDay! Why this day is SO important?! [details]

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Across the country, the day is marked with events and parades.

“As a Nation, we vow to never forget the millions of African-Americans who suffered the evils of slavery,” President Donald Trump said in a statement Tuesday recognizing the holiday. “Together, we honor the unbreakable spirit and countless contributions of generations of African Americans to the story of American greatness. Today we recommit ourselves to defending the self-evident truth, boldly declared by our Founding Fathers, that all people are created equal.”

What is Juneteenth?

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform a reluctant community that President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier had freed the slaves and to press locals to comply with his directive. Continue reading Happy #JuneteenthDay! Why this day is SO important?! [details]

#NAACP files discrimination suit again #MyrtleBeach, MBPD over #BlackBikeWeek! [details]

NAACP leaders discuss _Operation Bike Week Justice_

The NAACP is finally taking ACTION against Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Police department!

[via WMBF News]
The NAACP has filed a race discrimination lawsuit against the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Police Department, claiming discrimination against African-American tourists during Memorial Day Bikefest, also known as “Black Bike Week.”

The lawsuit filing was announced during a news conference Tuesday morning, alleging there are “stark differences in the treatment of African-American bikers during Black Bike Week compared to the treatment of majority-White bikers during Harley Week.”

[You can watch the full news conference BELOW] Continue reading #NAACP files discrimination suit again #MyrtleBeach, MBPD over #BlackBikeWeek! [details]