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Juneteenth: African-American Emancipation Day on June 19th

In 1980, Texas became the first state in the United States to recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday, and today all fifty states and the District of Columbia (DC) have recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday or observance. The United States House of Representatives passed a bill, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to President Biden’s desk for signature into law. The final vote on the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was 415-14. Some Republicans objected to the title of the bill,…

Inquirer Mourns the Passing of a Fellow Publisher James Alfred Washington

James Alfred Washington April 26, 1950 – April 2, 2024 James Alfred Washington was born in April 26, 1950, in Lafayette, Louisiana, the youngest of two sons. His family says that James exhibited characteristics that would serve him well becoming a master communicator at an early age. The family resided in Chicago, Illinois where Washington graduated from the De La Salle Institute. He attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in English and Instructional Media. Later, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a…

Minority and Women Diversity Threatened… States Introduce Anti-Diversity Laws

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy (JFK) created a Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, in response to the Civil Rights Movement. He issued Executive Order 10925, which used the term “affirmative action” to refer to measures designed to achieve non-discrimination. It was a “national effort to remedy subjugation of racial and ethnic minorities and of women.” Whereas, some efforts began in the 1950s and 1960s to include minorities, efforts did not truly take hold until it became clear that anti-discrimination statutes alone were not enough to break longstanding patterns of…

Some Trump Charges Dismissed… Willis or Wade Must Step Aside… Wade Resigns as Lead Prosecutor of Georgia Election Interference Case

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee dismissed some of the charges against the former president Donald J. Trump. McAfee oversees the Georgia election interference case against Trump. Trump now faces 10 charges instead of 13. He is still accused of criminally conspiring to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The six counts also implicated former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former Trump campaign attorneys Robert Cheeley, John Eastman and Ray Smith. McAfee dismissed six…

Hancock County’s Hubert Family Honored at the Georgia House of Representatives

The Hubert Family was honored on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives on February 22, 2024. After attending an unveiling of a new historic marker of the Hubert family, Georgia State Representative Mack Jackson (Georgia’s District 128) learned of the family history and was very impressed with the Hubert Family history. He shared the history on the floor of the Georgia House. The marker in Hancock County is inscribed: “Zack Hubert, a former Warren County slave, moved here [to Hancock County, Georgia] with his family in 1871. The…

Celebrating the Life of Inquirer Friend Diane Powell-Larché

April 9, 1958 – January 12, 2024 Well-known Atlanta public relations and communications columnist and servant Diane Powell-Larché passed away on January 12, 2024. Over the years, she had contributed various writings and public relations community content to The Atlanta Inquirer as well as other publications and businesses. Funeral arrangements were handled by Murray Brothers Funeral Home, 1199 Utoy Springs Road SW in Atlanta, Georgia 30311. There was an Omega Omega Service by her beloved sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Atlanta Alumnae Chapter, on Thursday, January 18, 2024.…

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