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America will celebrate Juneteenth with a concert at the White House

Celebrate Juneteenth with a star-studded concert at the White House
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are set to host a star-studded Juneteenth concert on June 10, marking the second consecutive year of celebrating America’s newest national holiday at the White House. Juneteenth, which was officially recognized as a national holiday in June 2021, honors Black history and acknowledges both the progress made and the ongoing work towards racial equity.

Advancing racial equity: The Biden-Harris administration’s efforts

Since taking office, the Biden-Harris Administration has been actively working to promote racial equity and improve the lives of Black Americans. Their initiatives focus on:

Enhancing economic opportunities for Black families

Supporting Black-owned businesses

Increasing access to housing and combating housing market discrimination

Ensuring equitable educational opportunities for Black students

Juneteenth celebration details

This year’s Juneteenth celebration coincides with Black Music Month and will feature a lineup of influential Black artists. The event, set on the South Lawn of the White House, includes performances by:

Patti LaBelle

Gladys Knight

Charlie Wilson

Kirk Franklin

Anthony Hamilton

Brittney Spencer

Trombone Shorty

Raheem Devaughn

Doug E. Fresh

Patina Miller

Roy Wood, Jr.

The Juneteenth concert is a testament to the rich cultural contributions of Black artists and serves as a platform to reflect on the significance of the holiday. As we approach the fourth celebration of Juneteenth as a national holiday, it’s a time to honor our history and look forward to the future.

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