Tag: Juneteenth

Opinion: Sudden recognition of Black lives insincere

By Ashley Hayner The color black is salient among many, now anyways. Whether you agree with it or not, at one time you’ve heard the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” But it wasn’t until after George Floyd’s death May 25 that people worldwide began taking real notice as to why Black lives matter.  I say this

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Riverside comes together to celebrate Juneteenth

By Erik Galicia A celebration broke out amidst nationwide protests against police brutality to honor Juneteenth at Fairmount Park in Riverside. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union forces issued the emancipation of slaves in Galveston, Texas. President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation at the start of 1863, but the Civil War

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