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Juneteenth: In the midst of national rallies and celebrations, more cities, states and universities set it as an official holiday



Protesters march towards the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Friday, June 19, 2020, to mark Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed from bondage, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Juneteenth, known as the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, has not yet become a US national holiday. While it has been celebrated by black Americans for more than 150 years, states, cities and universities throughout the country have begun to recognize dates that are often overlooked as dates that deserve greater recognition.

Starting next year, Juneteenth will officially become a holiday in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.

“We will work with all unions to work through the plan, giving today the importance and proper recognition. Every city worker, every student will have the opportunity to reflect on our historical meaning and truth, and to think about the work we must do to front, “said de Blasio.

The appointment of an official holiday in the city is also complemented by the formation of a new commission that will work to understand the impact of structural and institutional racism in New York City and “make a historical record of racial discrimination, with an emphasis on housing, criminal justice, racism’s environment and public health,” according to the broadcast city ​​press.

“The movement led by African-Americans turned this country into the core and will continue. So this is only the beginning to acknowledge this holiday, but we have a lot to do,” de Blasio said.

In Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a proclamation recognizing June 19 as “Juneteenth Day” in the nation’s capital, calling this year’s celebration “very important when Black Lives Matter demonstrations took place in all 50 American states and around the world to protest centuries. “century of police brutality and systemic racism against African Americans.”

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The Governors of Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Virginia, Kansas and Illinois were among the leaders of the state that issued an official proclamation that designated June 19 as “Juneteenth Freedom Day” or “Juneteenth Recognition Day.”

In Minnesota, where the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations throughout the United States and the world, Governor Tim Walz said in a proclamation that “Juneteenth marks the Independence Day of our two countries.”

“We must do everything in our power to jointly deconstruct the generation of systemic racism in our country so that everyone in Minnesota – Black, Native, Brown, and White – can be safe and developed,” Walz said.

In his official proclamation, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said “Juneteenth’s history is not just Black’s history — it is American history,” adding that the day marked “an important moment in the American story that all of us must commemorate.”

Many universities are closed on Friday to honor Juneteenth

More and more colleges and universities are closed nationally on Friday in honor of Juneteenth.

“All teaching staff and staff will get full day off,” Harvard President Lawrence Bacow wrote in an email this week. “If you have to work that day to support an important operation, your efforts will be recognized with another payoff.”

The announcement came because several universities were also considering removing the statue, changing the name of the building and exchanging mascots as part of the country’s massive call for changes in racism and systemic injustice.

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“As I have said many times before, Columbia University is not guilty of the racism structure that has befallen America,” Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger said in an email Wednesday. “There is still much to be done.”

Other higher education institutions include Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania honoring Juneteenth as a “day of reflection,” while Georgetown and Drake announced that Juneteenth would continue to be recognized as an annual holiday.

“As we face the current challenges, I hope today will be a moment for new reflection and commitment to racial justice work,” wrote Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.

The march and peace gathering saw the call for activism against racial inequality

Speaking to reporters on Friday at a Juneteenth event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Reverend Al Sharpton said that people should use vacations to celebrate and commemorate the independence of enslaved American blacks.

“This reminds us that it took almost three years after the signing of the proclamation of emancipation for people in Texas to know that slavery was over. And even after that we passed 100 years Jim Crow. And when after that we couldn’t.” “I choose,” Sharpton said. “And now we are in an era where we are treated differently, even in a pandemic of health inequalities, differences in criminal justice and policing.”

People lined the streets during the Juneteenth event organized by One Race Movement in Atlanta, Georgia.

In Chicago, Illinois Governor Bill Pritzker and US Sens Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth joined hundreds of people marching through the downtown district of the city, flanked by signs bearing the photographs of George Floyd.

The previous Friday, Pritzker tweeted that he was working with the state general assembly on “genuine criminal justice reform, a police version that is fundamentally reorganized, ongoing investment in black communities.”

In Washington, D.C., residents gathered near the intersection of 14th Street and U Street for musical performances, speeches, jump rope contests and others. The song can be heard calling for a series of reforms including paying equity, equal access to food and reallocating police funds, said Brian Todd of CNN, who reported from the scene.

    People pray together during the Juneteenth event at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

Demonstrators in Los Angeles can be heard speaking not only about the historical importance of Juneteenth, but also about the fact that the date marks when slaves in Texas learned that they were free in 1865, even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed two and a half years earlier. .

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Speakers at the rally could be heard “talking about taking control of their community, owning their community, and also … about changing relations between police and the environment,” CNN reported Stephanie Elam.

Elizabeth Stewart, Sheena Jones, and Hollie Silverman from CNN contributed to this report.

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Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.



Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM) qualified this Saturday in eighth position at the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix, 16th of 20 races of the season, despite a last-minute crash.

The Portuguese from the Austrian brand set his best lap of 1.55.895 minutes, finishing 0.681 seconds behind fastest Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda). France’s Johann Zarco (Ducati) was second with 0.208 seconds and South African Brad Binder (KTM) was third with 0.323 seconds.

“I had good speed and potential in the second quarter and on this particular lap. [a última], but I was on the floor in the ninth turn. It was a shame, but I have confidence in tomorrow (Sunday),” commented the Portuguese rider in statements released by the KTM team. “It was difficult to prepare for the race, but we’ll see.” [o que vai acontecer]”- concluded Miguel Oliveira.

The Portuguese left the third row of the grid after falling just three minutes before the end of the session, marred by rain that caused a delay of more than an hour and had already forced the cancellation of the third free game. training session, at night. The fall of the Portuguese rider occurred in the third sector of the track, at a time when his results were improving. When 15 minutes of this second qualifying stage (Q2) ended, Oliveira finished in fourth place.

However, several riders were still halfway to the last lap and the Almada rider ended up being overtaken by Spaniards Jorge Martin (Ducati), Brad Binder and Aprilia Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales.

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Pole position was won by Marc Marquez 1,071 days after he was the fastest in qualifying for the MotoGP World Championship, namely the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

“I am very pleased with the pole position. This morning I felt very strong on the wet track and decided to give it a try. This is very important for us and for the future. Tomorrow, on a dry surface, everything will be different. history,” said the Spanish rider, who has already become world champion eight times.

The rain that hit the Motegi track became a headache for the riders and the organization, which was forced to interrupt the Moto2 qualifying nine minutes before the end and cancel the third free practice in MotoGP.

Traffic on the track only resumed after more than an hour, and the wet track was the cause of several accidents, including that of a Portuguese KTM rider who slid off the pavement without physical consequences.

Johann Zarco’s Ducati was the fastest today, reaching 302 kilometers per hour, while Oliveira’s KTM lost 30 kilometers per hour in a straight line (the maximum speed achieved by the Portuguese was 270 kilometers per hour). Luca Marini’s Ducati was the slowest, reaching 255.9 kilometers per hour, leaving the Italian in 10th place.

Champion and championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) of France finished ninth behind Miguel Oliveira, while World Cup runner-up Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) of Italy finished 12th and last in the second quarter, bringing together the top 10 fastest in free practice and the top two in the first quarter.

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Already the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati), the winner of the previous stage in Aragon, remained in Q1, where he fell without physical consequences.

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Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: “You learn and laugh” | alagoas



Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: "You learn and laugh" |  alagoas

“You learn and you laugh” is how Erivaldo Amancio defines the Portuguese language content he offers online. Born in Arapiraque, Alagoas, he humorously gives advice and answers questions about the Portuguese language.

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Erivaldo has 767k followers on Instagram and over 17.5k followers on YouTube. It all started a year and a half ago when he got scolded in a comment on social media.

Because the swearing contained several grammatical errors, Erivaldo responded by posting a video teaching a “lesson” to the hater.

“It happened more than once. Some of these videos were posted on humorous Instagram profiles. It made me stand out,” he said.

A literature student at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Erivaldo wants to prepare even more for face-to-face classes when he is near the end of the course. He says the purpose of the profile is to encourage followers to seek out more knowledge.

“Tips on the web are just a seed, the fruit of which can be curiosity about objects,” he explained.

Through social media, Erivaldo responds to his followers’ doubts about the Portuguese language.

Erivaldo’s profile is also in demand by contestants and students preparing for Enem.

“[Os seguidores] it is said to be a very interesting way of learning. Many regret not learning from teachers who use humor in the classroom,” he said.

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Who is the Portuguese that FIFA 23 has included in the list of potential stars?



Who is the Portuguese that FIFA 23 has included in the list of potential stars?

FIFA 23 is available September 30th, and EA Sports is starting to shed some light on some of the game’s oddities.

If you like to develop talent in Career Mode, you should have a list of young people at hand: these are the 20 players with the most growth potential, that is, those who can improve their general. Among them is a Portuguese.

Diogo Monteiro is one of the “hidden gems” of FIFA 23 for EA Sports. The 17-year-old centre-back who plays for Servette has general 54, but with a potential of 24 points, he could at best go up to 78.

Who is this young Portuguese? Despite his young age – born in 2005 – he already has some experience. Moreover, this season he played three matches for Servette with a total duration of 17 minutes, divided between the championship and the Swiss Cup.

Diogo Monteiro, the son of Portuguese, was born on Swiss soil and started training at Etoile Carouge, but arrived in Servette to play for the under-15 team. In the 2020/21 season, he made his debut in the first team at the age of 16 years and 37 days, having the status of the youngest representative of the Geneva club.

The central defender has made 33 appearances for the Portuguese youth teams, which he has represented since his youth. He is the captain of the 2005 generation, and it was with this status that he reached the European U-17 Championship played this year, in which Portugal reached the semi-finals, having been eliminated from France. Diogo Monteiro, by the way, worked every minute of the competition.

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He was recently called up by Rui Bento to the under-19 team.

Check out the respective gallery to see which players have the most growth potential in FIFA 23.

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