History Remembered at Historic Juneteenth Festival in Marin CityJuneteenth commemorates the unofficial end of slavery in America but June 19, 2021 was the first time it was actually recognized as an official, national holiday. That had special meaning to people gathered at Marin City for a celebration.
Bay Area Celebrates 1st Juneteenth Since Becoming Federal HolidayJuneteenth celebrations are being held across the Bay Area, the first time since the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. was declared a federal holiday.
Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal HolidayPresident Biden on Thursday signed into law a measure that makes June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Senate Passes Bill To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday; House Passage ExpectedThe Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Former KPIX Anchor Dana King's Sculpture Selected For Golden Gate Park African-American MemorialCity officials have chosen former KPIX anchor Dana King's sculpture for the "Monumental Reckoning" art installation in Golden Gate Park honoring the first Africans in America in time for Juneteenth.
Santa Clara County Declares Juneteenth A Paid Holiday For County EmployeesThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved making Juneteenth, which honors the end of slavery in the United States, a paid holiday for county employees.
San Francisco Archbishop Holds Exorcism At Golden Gate Park Site Where Serra Statue Was ToppledArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone gathered a group of worshipers over the weekend at the site where Black Lives Matter protesters toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra to conduct a exorcism because "evil is present here."
San Francisco Archbishop Outraged Over Toppling Of Golden Gate Park Junipero Serra StatueSan Francisco Archbishop Salvadore Cordileone has voiced harsh criticism of protesters who toppled a statue of Catholic missionary Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park during a weekend Juneteenth demonstration.
Photos: Juneteenth Protesters Topple Golden Gate Park Statues Of Serra, Key, GrantThe statues of Junipero Serra, Francis Scott Key, U.S. Grant laid on the ground in the pre-dawn darkness of Golden Gate Park Saturday, toppled, broken and defaced by a large crowd of Juneteenth protesters who gathered to demand an end to racial injustice.
Racial Profiling Incident At Forever 21 Leads To Remarkable Partnership For Non-Profit GroupA Bay Area couple who accused Forever 21 employees of racial profiling nearly a year ago on Friday said that the popular youth clothing retailer has done more than just apologize since the incident.
Thousands Gather For Peaceful Juneteenth Celebration In OaklandAfter weeks of sometimes tense protests, the community gathered for a peaceful, joyful celebration Friday in Oakland for Juneteenth.
Juneteenth Marked Across Bay Area With Rallies, Protests, Work StoppagesA series of rallies and events across the Bay Area and the nation Friday were held to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of those enslaved in the U.S., with this year's celebration taking on new urgency amid the movement for racial justice.
Tesla Makes Juneteenth A Holiday For US Workers, If They Use Paid Time OffTesla has made Juneteenth a holiday for its US employees in an apparent reversal of its initial policy.
Juneteenth: Protesting Dockworkers Shut Down Port Of Oakland; March For Racial Justice Work at the West Coast's second largest commercial port ground to a halt Friday, as thousands of dockworkers walked off their jobs and joined truck drivers, local dignitaries, labor and community leaders in a march to Oakland's City Hall protesting police brutality and systemic racism.
Port Of Oakland Longshoremen To Observe Juneteenth With Work Stoppage, March To City HallThere's a big push to make Juneteenth, observed every June 19th to celebrate the end of slavery, a national holiday following recent incidents of civil unrest.