Freedom Is. In honor of Juneteenth.

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As we recognize and reflect on Juneteenth, listen to our Invesco Black Professionals Network express what freedom means to them. #GreaterPossibilitiesTogether

Illumina Commemorates Juneteenth


"Put aside your guilt, and I'll put aside my anger, and we have a chance to learn from each other" -– Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick

Fifth Third Bank Celebrates Juneteenth

Amid Juneteenth activities across its footprint, Fifth Third adds holiday for employees beginning in 2022
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CINCINNATI, June 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Beginning in 2022, Fifth Third Bank will expand its holiday calendar to recognize Juneteenth as the country’s 11th federal holiday, which commemorates the date the last Confederate slaves learned they were free. Due to the timing of the enactment of the new holiday and requirements for branch closures regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Fifth Third will remain open this year to avoid any disruption of service to customers.

Continuing to Push for Social Justice and Equality for All


On June 19, we celebrate Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. In 1979, Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. And yesterday, June 17, President Biden signed the Juneteenth bill, which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a national holiday and the first new one since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

New Employee Data Reveals the Gap Between Ambition and Action in How Companies Address Racial Justice and Equity

Only 26% of employees believe their employer has fulfilled most of its public commitments; nearly 40% would likely quit their job if their company did not prioritize social or racial justice
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CALGARY, Alberta, June 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Just ahead of Juneteenth, Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today released results from a survey commissioned to assess employee sentiment on companies’ commitments to address racial justice and equity.

KeyBank Joins Communities In Recognizing Juneteenth; Announces Donation To The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


From supporting events in markets to a KeyBank Foundation grant, KeyBank is joining families, individuals, and communities across the country this week to recognize Juneteenth as an important milestone in our country’s history.

LA Galaxy to Celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19 During Match vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Dignity Health Sports Park

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AEG’s LA Galaxy will celebrate Juneteenth, the American holiday which observes the end of slavery in the United States, this Saturday, June 19 when they host Seattle Sounders FC at Dignity Health Sports Park at 6 p.m. PT live on Spectrum SportsNet. The match will be the first full-capacity event at Dignity Health Sports Park since March 2020.

National Grid Names Juneteenth a Company Holiday in the US

Company encourages colleagues to recognize the contribution of Black Americans and impacts of racism throughout history
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WALTHAM, MA, June 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – National Grid will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all US employees starting this June. National Grid has remained committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity over the years, but refocused their efforts in 2020, fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd. 

Trailblazer Takeaways: Ibram X. Kendi on Being an Antiracist

The bestselling author and director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research joined T-Mobile for its Talking with Trailblazers guest-speaker series.

More than 7,000 T-Mobile employees recently tuned in to a livestreamed conversation between EVP of Customer Care Callie Field and Professor Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist.

Celebrating Juneteenth, Supporting #BlackLivesMatter, and Continuing to Work in Solidarity for Racial Justice, Equality, and Equity


Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth is celebrated by Americans on June 19 each year – the date in 1865 when the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war was over and slavery had been abolished (that was of course two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863).


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