Social Justice

Prince Fans Petition Minnesota To Replace Christopher Columbus Statue with the Late Singer

Whether they be requests to replace “loser” civil war generals in Virginia with effigies of late gore-rock frontmen, or the Princess of Pop in Louisiana – it seems a time of reckoning is at hand for many of America’s monuments.
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Beyoncé Drops New Track 'Black Parade' on Juneteenth

Shortly after announcing her new project, “Black Parade,” an initiative supporting black-owned businesses, Beyoncé surprised fans with a new song of the same name.
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12-Year-Old Lands Record Deal with George Floyd Tribute 'I JUST WANNA LIVE,' With Proceeds Going To the NAACP

As a fitting celebration of Juneteenth, only two weeks after Keedron Bryant’s “I JUST WANNA LIVE” video went viral, the young Gospel singer has officially signed a deal with Warner Records for the song’s official release.
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Nike Adds Juneteenth as Company Holiday

Nike will now be offering its employees a paid company holiday for Juneteenth. The sportswear giant joined several companies that announced June 19, the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery, is officially an annual day off.
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Juneteenth: Why the 155-Year-Old Holiday Is Now in the Spotlight, Amid ‘Black Lives Matter' Protest

From Tulsa, Oklahoma to Montgomery, Alabama, Juneteenth represents freedom and symbolizes the hazards and hopes of Black America throughout the years. It is not a national federal holiday, but the possibility looks promising.
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Pharrell Williams Helps Make Juneteenth a State Holiday in Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, joined by musician Pharrell Williams, announced on Tuesday the proposal to make June 19th an official paid holiday in the state that was home at one time to the capital of the Confederate states.
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Bad Bunny Breaks Silence on Black Lives Matter in New Song

Bad Bunny has broken his silence on his stance towards the Black Lives Matter movement in a “lyrical statement” to TIME magazine. The artist as been silent on social media, but released a musical statement this past week.
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Billie Eilish, Justin Timberlake Demand Justice for Rayshard Brooks: 'Black People in America Are Not Safe'

Over the weekend, a fresh set of protests took shape surrounding the death of Rayshard Brooks on June 12th, a 27-year-old black man shot in the back and killed by police at a Wendy’s drive-through in Atlanta, GA.
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Supreme Court Rules LGBT Workers Protected Under Federal Civil Rights Law

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for employers to fire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Beyoncé Pens Powerful Letter Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor

Beyoncé requested three actions that she would like to see carried out by the Attorney General’s office: charge the officers involved, “commit to transparency during the investigation,” and an investigation into the LMPD’s response to Taylor’s death.
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