The White House has designated June 21 as Child Tax Credit Awareness Day to ensure eligible families know about the American Rescue Plan’s expansion of the child tax credit and know how to access the benefit.
To commemorate Juneteenth, Black communities celebrate by having parades, going to festivals, hosting barbecues, and coming together in fellowship and prayer. Unlike July 4th where hot dog and hamburger is the customary food, of course, there’s a more cultural selection of food for Juneteenth.
The U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a day called “Juneteenth.”
What states recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday?
As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive.
The Senate approved legislation Tuesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States.
The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.
Jerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts.
After the federal Commission on Civil Rights released a report in 2018 that found that several states had enacted "newly restrictive statewide voter laws" including closing polling places, limiting early voting and implementing stricter voter ID laws, the Congressional Black Caucus began dra…