Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill fast-tracked through the chamber to sign into law that “Juneteenth” is a national holiday, commemorating the end of slavery in America.

The bill passed unanimously in the Senate, while it had 14 Republicans voting against it in the House of Representatives.

After he voted against the bill, Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said in a statement, “I cannot support efforts that furthers racial divisions in this country. We have one Independence Day, and it applies equally to all people of all races.”

After the bill’s passage, the Congressional Black Caucus sewed more division, as Gosar feared, by signing the “Black National Anthem,” a song called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” instead of the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the United States’ anthem, which represents all Americans.


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Bug D
Bug D
1 month ago

Stick Juneteenth up your ass……..

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago

What is the black National anthems? Old black joe?

appalled
appalled
1 month ago

appalling how many Anglo have to seriously do without before there is any gain for them? less game playing and a little more proper respect to the creating orginal workers/citizens of usa and then some. body slicked colored football players can write some big “fee”checks for others as the strike for only themselves everywhere black power=communism=obamacare for himselfish self only. pledge of allegiance and moment of silence for personal prayer taken out of schools while over crowding classrooms then computer and or new equipment cutting gainful employment, seems like the end to many in an over weathered norcal. terrified is a good word as substances are ????