PRESIDENT Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, and Azealia Banks called out Candace Owens for finding the move “lame.”
“According to this logic, on July 4, 1776, you would still be enslaved,” Banks captioned a screenshot of Owens’ tweet about the new holiday.
The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to make Juneteenth the 12th federal holiday, and President Joe Biden is scheduled to sign the bill into law on Thursday.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered.
Despite the overwhelming support, some Republicans have criticized it, comparing it to critical race theory.
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