Juneteenth

NJ Transit suspends train service for night amid ‘illegal’ union sickout

New Jersey Transit suspended rail service into and out of New York City on Friday night after members of the locomotive engineers’ union called out sick en masse to protest a lack of holiday pay on Juneteenth. Nearly 80 New Jersey transit trains were canceled in what officials called an “illegal job action” — sending …

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Halo Infinite Game Is Under Fire For Offensive Juneteenth Ape Badge

The video game developer for Halo Infinite is facing backlash for naming an item meant to honor Juneteenth after an ape. The nameplate color palette commemorating Juneteenth, a federal holiday in the US that marks the emancipation of enslaved people and represents the solidarity and resilience of Black Americans, was named Bonobo, which is a …

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Juneteenth ice cream pulled from Walmart shelves after backlash :: WRAL.com

By Chris Lovingood, WRAL anchor Raleigh, NC — Over the weekend, the internet was abuzz over Walmart selling Juneteenth-themed ice cream. The packaging was decorated in pan-African colors- which is not associated with Freedom Day as traditional red, white, and blue is- had a message on the side that read, “Share and celebrate African-American culture, …

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Walmart pulls Juneteenth-themed ice cream after backlash

Walmart was forced to pull its ice cream commemorating Juneteenth after it was blasted as “disrespectful” and “greedy.” “Share and celebrate African-American culture, emancipation, and enduring hope,” the ice cream’s label read. The product, which boasted red velvet and cheesecake flavors, also featured a trademark logo by the word “Juneteenth.” But the dessert was quickly …

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Walmart pulls Juneteenth ice cream from shelves after backlash :: WRAL.com

Walmart is pulling its Juneteenth ice cream off the shelves after backlash on social media. The ice cream had a swirl of red velvet of cheesecake flavors and urged buyers to “share and celebrate African-American culture, emancipation and enduring hope.” Many accused Walmart of using the federal holiday as a marketing scheme. WRAL News found …

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