Juneteenth

Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Flashpoint
June 16, 2019 - 8:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about climate change. For decades, politicians have debated whether climate change is real, but in recent years the evidence of impact is growing. Cherri...
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In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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June 13, 2019 - 9:30 am
By Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the...
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To commemorate Freedom Day, as it is also known, the Seaport Museum brought in speakers, drummers and historians to tell the stories of enslaved and freed African-Americans.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 19, 2018 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a presidential order granting freedom to the country's more than 3.5 million enslaved African-Americans. Although Lincoln proclaimed the law, slavery was still indeed commonplace throughout the...
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