Better Late Than Never: The Medal of Honor Awarded 97 Years Later

Better Late Than Never: The Medal of Honor Awarded 97 Years Later

Two soldiers whose brave deeds during World War I were recorded but not properly rewarded  have received appropriate recognition for their heroic courage posthumously almost a century later. They were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for courage under fire. One soldier was an African-American: Sgt. Henry Johnson; the other […]

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West Point To Name New Building After Distinguished Black Graduate

West Point To Name New Building After Distinguished Black Graduate

The U.S. Military Academy (West Point, the Academy), is naming a building after   a cadet who,   with  knowledge and consent of Academy administrators, was ostracized by fellow cadets but who endured the indignity and became the fourth black cadet to be graduated from the Academy and also one the Academy’s most distinguished graduates: General Benjamin […]

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Stereotypes Negatively Influence Educational Outcomes for African American Girls

Stereotypes Negatively Influence Educational Outcomes for African American Girls

According to a joint report by the Legal Defense Fund and the National Women’s Law Center, gender and racial stereotypes are among significant barriers to educational success for  African American girls. In their publication Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls (2014), it is noted that although African American girls and women have played major roles […]

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Blacks Massacred By White Gunman

Blacks Massacred By White Gunman

  Nine black people were murdered and three were injured when a white gunman opened fire during a Bible Study session at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina (S.C.). The mass murders occurred on the evening of June 17, 2015. According to witnesses and those who talked to witnesses, a man later identified as twenty-one […]

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Judge Rules That White Policemen Can Be Charged in Death of Black Child

Judge Rules That White Policemen Can Be Charged in Death of Black Child

A judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to charge two white police officers for the November, 2014, fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy in Cleveland (OH). Film from a surveillance camera shows Tamar Rice being shot by rookie Police Officer Timothy Loehmann within two seconds of the police cruiser skidding to a […]

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