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President Biden speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden issued a proclamation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and declared Monday to be a "Day of Remembrance."

Driving the news: Biden said he wanted Americans to reflect on "this solemn centennial" the "deep roots of racial terror in our nation and recommit to the work of rooting out systemic racism across our country."

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— Biden

What else he's saying: Biden said with the proclamation, he was committing to the descendants and survivors of the rampage by white supremacists, who killed as many as 300 Black Americans in the-then thriving Black neighborhood of Greenwood, and that "this Nation that we will never forget."

  • "We honor the legacy of the Greenwood community, and of Black Wall Street, by reaffirming our commitment to advance racial justice through the whole of our government, and working to root out systemic racism from our laws, our policies, and our hearts," he said.
  • "The Federal Government must reckon with and acknowledge the role that it has played in stripping wealth and opportunity from Black communities."

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Updated Jun 1, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Tulsa honors massacre victims, 100 years on

Tulsa Race Massacre survivors Viola Fletcher and Hughes Van Ellis attend a soil dedication ceremony for victims of the white supremacists' rampage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 31. Photo: Christian Monterrosa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, civil rights leaders and scores of other Americans came together in the Oklahoma city Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the atrocity.

The big picture: The Greenwood District of Tulsa has marked the 1921 killing of some 300 Black residents by a white mob that destroyed a thriving, middle-class Black community over the past three days with peaceful protests, "parades, concerts and panel discussions," per the Washington Post.

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Fireworks in New York City to celebrate the state reaching a 70% vaccination rate. Photo: Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images

The Biden administration acknowledged on Tuesday that it will likely miss its goal of vaccinating 70% of U.S. adults with at least one dose by July 4.

Why it matters: Despite falling short of the goal, the White House still believes most Americans will be safe to fully celebrate Independence Day, as COVID-19 cases and deaths remain at low levels throughout much of the country.

Exclusive: Quartz, NYT vets launch new media company about work

Photo credit: Emma Howells for Charter

Quartz co-founders Kevin Delaney and Jay Lauf, along with New York Times veteran Erin Grau, are launching a new media and services company called "Charter" that is centered around the future of work, the founders told Axios.

Why it matters: "There are other media companies that write about this topic — some occasionally and some more frequently, but it's one topic among many things that they do," Delaney said. "This is a driving focus for us."