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B&G Foods reviewing Cream of Wheat mascot (access required)

The Parsippany-based company isn't the first brand to reconsider or review its packaging in the name of challenging systematic racism. Quaker Oats Co. announced last week it would rebrand and rename its Aunt Jemima breakfast syrup, a few weeks after Land O' Lakes quietly removed the likeness of a Native American woman from its box.

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Law Maker Sculpture by Eddie Dixon is one of five bronze sculptures representing the story of Juneteeth and a paved timeline of the Black Presence in the Americas—from the Middle Passage to the Emancipation Proclamation that leads to the Bell of Freedom at The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center in Austin, Texas.

Juneteenth gets recognition from some businesses in NJ (updated) (access required)

Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, sharing the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people were free—two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Freedmen in Texas organized the first of what became the annual celebration of Jubilee Day, as it is also known, on June 19 of the following year.

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