Jan 18, 2021 · Also known as “Black Independence Day,” the moment has been enshrined as Juneteenth, one of the most important dates in civil rights history. In 1980, Texas became the first state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and all but a handful of states honor the date, which has received renewed attention amid 2020’s racial turmoil. Nov 19, 2021 · (CNN)Here is a look back at the events of 2021. Notable US Events January 3 - The 117th Congress is officially sworn in. Rep. Nancy Pelosi is reelected as House Speaker. January 3 … Jun 09, 2021 · On the one hand, investing in science and technology is good. On the other hand, this is such bizarre framing: “I have watched China take advantage of us in ways legal and illegal over the years,” Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the lead author of the bill, said during an interview before its passage. Jun 18, 2021 · 7:51 p.m. ET, June 17, 2021 Juneteenth is now an official federal holiday. Here are key things to know about the day and its history. From CNN's Harmeet Kaur and Alyssa Kraus Nov 22, 2021 · The Diocese of Buffalo has joined in on the letter-writing campaign to the Pope in support of the six African Americans on the path to sainthood, BCM has learned.. A virtual prayer service scheduled for tonight at 7pm ET in honor of Venerable Henriette DeLille, is the latest in the diocese’s “Walking with the Saints” series, coincides with Black Catholic History Month, and will … Mar 14, 2019 · An estimated 650,000 have crossed the Sahara desert in the last 5 years seeking a better life. But thousands have been sold into slavery. Nov 23, 2020 · Some of my most important life lessons—about history, family, tradition, spirituality, and individuality—were learned in the kitchen with my mother. Jun 22, 2020 · The museum requested the removal of the Theodore Roosevelt statue, which features the nation's 26th President on a horse with a Native American man standing on one side and an African man standing ... Dec 16, 2021 · In a tumultuous year, writers at CNN Opinion made sense of seismic political and social events and pointed the way toward a better future. Pause with us to rest and reflect -- … Dec 09, 2021 · Nate Tinner-Williams argues that from the beginning of US colonial history, Black Catholics have been a sign of contradiction, modeling justice amidst unremitting opposition. Pope Francis Campaign in support of African-American saint candidates sending first batch of …