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Target to Observe Juneteenth as a Company Holiday

Target is giving hourly employees either a paid day-off or will pay them time-and-a-half to work on June 19th, historically the date that marks the effective end of slavery in the United States.
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Disney's 'Splash Mountain' Is Being Reimagined

“Splash Mountain” as fans know it will now be a thing of the past as Disney announced today that the ride will be reimagined with the theme of Disney’s 2009 film “The Princess and The Frog,” Disney’s first film featuring a Black princess.
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Father and Son Survive After Being Crushed by a Tree: 'It's Nothing Short of a Miracle'

The survival of a Nashville father and his 3-year-old son is being hailed as a miracle. Jeff and Judge Colvin were trying to get home before a storm when a 75-foot tree fell on them. Read the story now.
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Nike Adds Juneteenth as Company Holiday

Nike will now be offering its employees a paid company holiday for Juneteenth. The sportswear giant joined several companies that announced June 19, the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery, is officially an annual day off.
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Merriam-Webster to Change Definition of 'Racism' After Request by Missouri Woman

Kennedy Mitchum says internet trolls were copy-and-pasting the definition of racism to try and prove she didn’t understand the word. But soon that definition will change.
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Starbucks Reverses Course, Will Let Employees Wear Black Lives Matter Apparel

Starbucks on Friday said it would allow baristas to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts and accessories, amid growing backlash over an internal bulletin that said letting employees do so would violate company policy.
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Netflix Launches ‘Black Lives Matter’ Collection of Movies and Shows

Netflix is launching a ‘Black Lives Matter’ collection that will highlight movies, shows and documentaries about the experience of black Americans.
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‘Thrill of the Chase’: Treasure Worth Over $1 Million Discovered in Rocky Mountains After 10-Year Search

An anonymous treasure hunter, a decade-long search, and a chest full of gold. What may sound like a 19th-century adventure story is actually a modern tale of two eccentric hobbyists: one, a treasure hunter, and the other, a treasure hider.
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K-Earth 101 / Black Lives Matter

As we all process the aftermath of George Floyd’s senseless death, here are some valuable resources available in order for you to educate, donate, and activate. Now is the time for us all to be more involved in the fight against racial injustice and discrimination.
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Music Industry Plans to Pause to 'Disconnect From Work and Reconnect' with Community

Using the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused, labels and other industry services are planning a media blackout on Tuesday, June 2nd, and call for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community.”
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