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Omaha Steve

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Mon Jun 10, 2024, 09:48 PM Monday

Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle join Biden for early Juneteenth celebration on White House lawn

Source: AP

By JOSH BOAK Updated 8:29 PM CDT, June 10, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated the Juneteenth holiday early with a Monday concert on the White House South Lawn with singers including Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle.

“Black history is American history,” Biden told the crowd.

The Democratic president warned that some “old ghosts” in new clothes — a veiled reference to his Republican rivals — seek to take away their freedoms by making it harder for Black Americans to vote.

This year’s concert comes as the presidential election is intensifying, with Black voters sure to play an important role. Biden won 91% of Black voters in 2020, according to AP VoteCast.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/biden-juneteenth-concert-patti-labelle-gladys-knight-2ec59a6f5476507aada5b7480c6e28a5

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Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle join Biden for early Juneteenth celebration on White House lawn (Original Post) Omaha Steve Monday OP
Gladys & Patti & Joe oh my! oasis Monday #1
Bet nobody invited Byron Jim Crow Donalds. Hermit-The-Prog Monday #2
No shine off Patti LaBelle but Gladys Knight's picture should be on her own postage stamp. twodogsbarking 23 hrs ago #3
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