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  • Black History Month at Gracie Mansion

    A Black History Month celebration at Gracie Mansion (photo: Rob Bennett/Mayor's Office)

    Activists plan to utilize Juneteenth, which each June 19 commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, as a way to continue momentum behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Advocates, Black elected officials, candidates for office, and others will rally, protest, and celebrate with events around the city, in continuation of the uprising reignited after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    “Black joy is an act of resistance,” said Natasha