On Friday, the nation observed the first federal Juneteenth Holiday, thanks to the patient and persistent work of Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Ms. Opal Lee and the Biden Administration. I admit to being underwhelmed at the news. So we celebrate enslaved people being told they were free 2 ½ years after the fact, and only then because armed Union troops delivered the message?

There are plenty of reasons for skepticism. Rebels desecrated the nation’s capital, we can’t get a $15 minimum wage, billionaires pay no federal income tax, affordable health care is under attack, green energy is not infrastructure, and…

Janice l mathis

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