LA City Council Unanimously Votes To Establish Juneteenth As Official City HolidayThe Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to begin the process of making Juneteenth an official city holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.
'Refuse Fascism' Group Holds Anti-Trump Rally In Los AngelesA rally planned by Refuse Fascism, a group calling for the removal of President Donald Trump, took place in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.
'This Is Beautiful': Thousands Gather At Annual Juneteenth Celebration In Leimert ParkFolks at Leimert Park, who hold a Juneteenth commemoration every year, said they want to make sure this movement is sustained and non-Black Americans continue to recognize this day in American history each year.
Lakers’ Owner Jeanie Buss Shares Piece Of Racist Hate Mail She Received: 'We All Must Do Better'Buss says she has received several such letters over the years. The advice given to her was to ignore it. “But not anymore.”
In-Person And Virtual Events Mark Juneteenth Throughout Southern CaliforniaThe recent civil unrest sparked by the death of a black man who was held by the neck under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer for nearly nine minute has spurred renewed interest in Black history and the celebration of Juneteenth.
'It Cannot Be Merely Symbolic': Push To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday Takes On More UrgencyIn the wake of recent protests, the push to make Juneteenth — the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. — a national holiday has taken on more urgency.
Port Of LA Workers Hold Strike To Commemorate JuneteenthILWU workers at 29 ports up and down the West Coast are walking off the job to commemorate June 19.
Loyola Marymount University Makes Juneteenth A Paid Holiday In First Step To Address Systemic, Institutional RacismThe first actions LMU will take is to make two Black therapists available to students, change the art and images in its University Hall to reflect a more inclusive and diverse representation of history, and make Juneteenth a paid university holiday.