Continuing the Dream March on Washington, August 26, 2023

Despite sweltering heat and record temperatures, thousands of demonstrators marched on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on  Saturday, August 26, 2023, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington.  

The march, called Continuing the Dream  March focused on the demands to  demands for racial equality on the path to fulfill Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s  dream. 

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Emmett Till Cemetery

 President Biden has decided to designate a national monument sites to honor  Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. Emmett Till is a the Black teenager who was brutally killed in 1955, when he was just 14 years old.  Emmett Till was abducted, tortured, and lynched in Mississippi on August 28, 1955, at the age of 14, after being accused of having whistled at a white woman grocery store cashier, Carolyn Bryant, in her family's grocery store.  

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US President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Holiday bill with Opal Lee attending, June 17 2021

 June 19th, 2023, the US  nation is celebrating Juneteenth as a National Holiday. The celebration is the third  following the event held on Thursday, June 17, 2020,  when US President Joe Biden signed a bill into law, making June 19 a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. This year, the Juneteenth celebration will focus on "Wave of Freedom" an affirmation of every person's right to equity and dignity.  

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Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff campaigning in 2020

In 2022, like in 2020, Georgia was expected to play a major role in US politics.  The focus was on the runoff election for the US Senate, between  Rev. Raphael Warnock, a democrat and Hershel Walker, a republican. Rev. Raphael Warnock won, scoring  51.4%, with 99% reporting. The Democrats will havel 51 seats against 49 for the Republicans, hence controlling the US Senate.  

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