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Black Soldiers

Call of Duty: 17 Top Black Military Officers

The Root | Genetta M. Adams | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices

For Veterans Day, we wanted to recognize some of the top African-American military officers in the U.S. armed forces who are serving their country wit...

The Neglected Story Of African Americans On D-Day

France 24 | Joseph Bamat | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

Official histories of D-Day have long excluded the contributions made by African Americans. Literature professor Alice Mills waded into the past to un...

WATCH: Congress Honors 2 Of Nation's First Black Marines

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

African-American veterans of World War II endured hardships not only on the battlefield, but also while facing severe racial inequalities of their tim...

Lincoln Film Forgets D.C.'s Frederick Douglass -- And African American Leadership

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Unlike Lincoln, we cannot ignore Frederick Douglass' critique in the current conversation over equality, or lack thereof, of opportunity, access and mobility in this country.

Monument To Black Civil War Soldiers Defaced

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

A monument in Boston depicting a famous all-black regiment that fought for the union in the Civil War was vandalized by a mentally disturbed local wom...

Courage Has No Color

Wendell Pierce | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Wendell Pierce

I don't need Hollywood to remind me of African-Americans' achievements in WWII. I have my father. For his valor and bravery my father earned the World War II Victory Medal, among other commendations. But when he returned home he never received his medal or an official "thank you."

Black History Month: Honoring Our Brave Soldiers: They, Too, Sing America

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cheryl Wills

As we enter Black History Month, let us pause to remember the sacrifice of African-American soldiers, past and present. We should know that the veterans who paved the road for our current soldiers went through hell and high water.