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Michigan Radio: Companies making Juneteenth a paid holiday say it’s the right thing to do


Earlier this month, National Grid, the electricity and natural gas company, announced that it’s honoring Juneteenth as a paid company holiday.

“Declaring Juneteenth a company holiday is a symbol of our dedication to honoring Black Americans who have suffered the impacts of racism throughout U.S. history,” notes Natalie Edwards in a press release. She is chief diversity officer of National Grid.

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