A nation still in mourning over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police — and more recently the tragic shooting death of Rayshard Brooks by police in Atlanta — enters Juneteenth with a heavy heart, but there is a glimmer of hope that race relations in the country will be better in the future.
Music icon LL Cool J tells Yahoo Finance it’s about time Juneteenth gets the recognition it deserves by individuals and big corporations.
“I don’t know exactly where I will do something, of course it’s about time that people recognize the day worldwide. And let me tell you something man, you know blacks in America have come a long way. But still got a long way to go. And there’s a lot of remnants of, you know, systemic issues that still exist that try to exclude us from participating in certain things,” LL Cool J —