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Pharrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Van Jones, more call for Juneteenth to become paid holiday

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Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and CNN's Van Jones are calling for Juneteenth to be a paid holiday in the U.S.
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News video: What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US? – video explainer

What is Juneteenth – and should it be a federal holiday in the US? – video explainer 05:03

Every 19 June for more than 150 years African Americans across the US have celebrated freedom from slavery. Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn explores the significance of Juneteenth, how celebrations have evolved over the years and looks at whether it is time for the holiday to receive federal...

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Juneteenth Juneteenth US holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves

Snapchat apologises for Juneteenth filter after backlash [Video]

Snapchat apologises for Juneteenth filter after backlash

Multimedia messaging app Snapchat has apologised for a controversial Juneteenth themed filter that allowed users to "smile and break the chains." Snapchat said the lens that went live had not gone through its usual review protocols. "We deeply apologize for the offensive Juneteenth Lens. The Lens that went live hadn't been approved through our review process. We are investigating so this doesn't happen again," the Snapchat tweeted. The Multimedia messaging app also said that the company is investigating the 'mistake.' According to the Verge, Juneteenth is the anniversary of the day in 1865 when a group of enslaved people in Texas finally learned that slavery in the US had ended, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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The world is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and people are taking to the streets to protest police brutality against Black people. It is also Juneteenth, the day to commemorate the official end of slavery in America. They also played new music with Legend premiering "Never Break" and Keys premiering "Perfect Way to Die." "I think we need a lot of hope right now," Keys said as she played "Empire State of Mind," a song she said provides hope.

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Protesters in the US pull down more statues of people who had links to slavery [Video]

Protesters in the US pull down more statues of people who had links to slavery

In the US protesters toppled more statues of figures with links to slavery following rallies in memory of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.View on euronews

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Trump threatens protesters ahead of Tulsa rally

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday warned protesters that they would face a 'different scene' at his weekend re-election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a threat that his campaign later said was not directed at peaceful demonstrators. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Washington Wizards and Mystics take part in Juneteenth march, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. [Video]

Washington Wizards and Mystics take part in Juneteenth march, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S.

Washington Wizards stars Bradley Beal, John Wall, and Rui Hachimura join WNBA Mystics at Juneteenth march in D.C., marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S.

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Kenya Barris Kenya Barris American television writer and producer

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TV Comedy Showrunners Roundtable With Kenya Barris, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Rob McElhenney, Liz Feldman, Tony McNamara and Greg

Kenya Barris, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Rob McElhenney, Liz Feldman, Tony McNamara and Greg Daniels come together from their homes for the TV Comedy Showrunners roundtable.

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Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams American musician

Pharrell Williams Bringing Gospel Docuseries To Netflix [Video]

Pharrell Williams Bringing Gospel Docuseries To Netflix

Singer, songwriter, producer Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Netflix for a docuseries. The upcoming docuseries, "Voices of Fire" focuses on finding talent in the gospel choirs of Hampton Roads, Virginia. According to CNN, the show will follow Pharrell's uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, on their quest to find singers. Pharell announced the project on Sunday during the Essence Festival alongside his uncle. The series is expected to debut later this year.

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Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres American comedian, television host, actress, and producer

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Waitress Claims Ellen Tried To Get Her Fired

A comedian and former waitress claims Ellen Degeneres tried to get her fired. Dozens of staff on The Ellen DeGeneres Show claimed that racism, bullying and sexual harassment was rife at its Hollywood studio. In 2014 Chris Farah 2014 waited on Ellen and her wife Portia. A week later Ellen emailed the restaurant owner complaining that Farah's nail polish was chipped.

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Jay Leno 'fully supports' Ellen DeGeneres amid 'toxic' workplace claims [Video]

Jay Leno 'fully supports' Ellen DeGeneres amid 'toxic' workplace claims

Leno has vowed to stand by the daytime talk show host, hailing her as "a kind and decent person" .

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'Ellen' Show Producer Slam The Star [Video]

'Ellen' Show Producer Slam The Star

The hits against Ellen Degeneres just keep coming. A former producer on her show has just spilled the beans to industry news site The Wrap. The producer, Hedda Muskat, described a "culture of fear" on set and called the show's eponymous host "toxic." Hedda Muskat said executive producer Ed Glavin screamed at a staff member in front of everybody, and DeGeneres "giggled." Ellen has claimed she had no idea what was going on behind the scenes of her show.

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Kevin Hart calls for an end to hate as he defends pal Ellen DeGeneres

WENN.com Kevin Hart is defending Ellen DeGeneres amid accusations she turned her back on toxic workplace culture behind the scenes of her chat show. The TV..
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