Why isn’t Juneteenth a paid holiday nationwide?

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Juneteenth only became a nationally recognized holiday in 2021, at the direction of President Biden. The most recent federal holiday to be created commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. Though the recognition is now at an all-time high, the benefit of being a full-fledged federal