Today is Juneteenth


Today is Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the US, in 1865. As of yesterday afternoon, ~500 companies said they’d be observing the holiday — including big names like Lyft, Spotify, and Mastercard.

HellaCreative, a coalition of Black tech creators, lobbied for national recognition of the holiday. Its HellaJuneteenthcampaign encouraged companies to participate, and it outlines ways to support the Black community.

June Johnson, who is involved in the campaign, told us the group plans to follow up with the companies observing today’s holiday — to offer them support and to hold them accountable.

“It’s a pledge,” Johnson said, “but it’s also an ongoing commitment.”

Via The Hustle

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