1. Jelani Cobb reflected on the place of Juneteenth in our history and how the current policies against children and families tie into that. This post on suggestions for working against these policies was written before the executive order that changed it to family internment in some cases, but has good info and resources should you feel like calling or sending money.
2. Britni Danielle wrote about how clemency for Alice Johnson is great for her, but her case is far from unique.
3. And if you had forgotten the time people across multiple countries turned towards an octopus for World Cup predictions, this history of Paul the Octopus is here for you.