"Miss Juneteenth" tells the story of a Black woman trying to build a better economic future

Feb 8, 2021
Writer-director Channing Godfrey Peoples discusses her debut film and the economic realities it draws upon.
Turquoise (Nicole Beharie) with her daughter, Kai (Alexis Chikaeze), in "Miss Juneteenth."  Channing Godfrey Peoples' story was inspired by Black women in her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.
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More companies offer a paid day off for Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2020
Some corporations made the move just days ago.
Marchers celebrating Juneteenth at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington on Friday.
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Here's how companies are observing Juneteenth this year

Jun 19, 2020
Juneteenth dates back to 1865, and it is a celebration specifically of the end of slavery in Texas, which was one of the last holdouts.
This is not a new holiday. But with the conversation we’re having now about racial injustice and American history, companies are paying attention to it.
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