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Courage Under Fire: West Point Cadets Show America the Meaning of Leadership

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

Photo Courtesy New York Times Last week the United States Military Academy at West Point launched an inquiry into the conduct of 16 African-American ...

Roscoe Brown and Norman Lear on the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices
Jeryl Brunner

During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.

Hebru Brantley Talks Art, Life and Jabba the Hut on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 12.15.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Artist Hebru Brantley stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk about his art (including "The Watch," now at Pioneer Court), his li...

Wish Of A Lifetime: Making A Veteran's Dreams Come True

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Jeremy Bloom

Every year since 1868, Americans celebrate Memorial Day by remembering and honoring the courageous men and women who have given their lives on the battlefield in defense of our country.

Tuskegee Fly-In Honors Airmen, 'A Tremendous Example For Our Youth'

Opelika-Auburn News, Ala. | Drew Taylor | Posted 07.26.2013 | Black Voices

TUSKEGEE -- In Tuskegee, the annual Fly-In means different things to different people, but the main theme is the focus on the Tuskegee Airmen, America...

The Tuskegee Airmen Discuss Their Battle During WWII With Discrimination

Lee Allport | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices
Lee Allport

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first group of African-American military aviators. They fought in WWII and although they were risking their lives for our country, they were still subjected to Jim Crow laws.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Michael McAuliff

Tuskegee Airmen See Obama Winning Battles They Fought

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s still a battle. It’s still a fight. But for the surviving Tuskegee Airmen and other black World War II veterans who journeyed ...

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."

Celebrating the Spirit of the Red Tails With My Fellow Service Members

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Ravi Chaudhary

At the conclusion of the screening of Red Tails, we came to our feet with thunderous applause. But we did not face the screen. We turned and faced the real Red Tails standing among us, a fitting tribute to the icons that shaped every American Airman serving today.

The Tuskegee Airmen Are for Everyone

Trey Ellis | Posted 04.01.2012 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

With George Lucas's admirable media blitz for Red Tails I'm asked a lot these days my thoughts on this new telling of their awe-inspiring true story. ...

The Real 'Red Tails': Life Lessons from A Tuskegee Airman

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Hiram Mann, 90, had to fight to find the work he loved, overcoming tremendous odds. The struggle and the rewards of his 90 years were encapsulated in his first words in our interview: "I was one of the original legendary Tuskegee Airmen."

Tuskegee Airmen Take To The Skies!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

Stan Stokes is man with a mission: to do justice to the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen through his paintings. For over forty years, the California-base...

5 Ways Red Tails Can Inspire Deeper Conversations With African-American Youth

Christopher Emdin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Red Tails, with its success at the box office, majority African-American cast and white main funder, invites a powerful conversation that all Americans should be engaged in.

Red Tails Takes a Nose Dive

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Racism in the Army during WWII. Who thinks about this? Who talks about this? Yet segregation was thriving in war torn skies over Europe. Tuskegee Ai...

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: Meet The Real 'Red Tails'

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- This week's most noteworthy film screening didn't take place in Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Instead of starlets gliding past photograph...

A True Red Tails Tale: The Story of a Living Tuskegee Airman

Erin Harper | Posted 03.21.2012 | Black Voices
Erin Harper

My Great Uncle Joe was one of the first Tuskegee Airmen. This major piece of family and American history was something I often took for granted. I decided that it was my responsibility to learn much more before seeing Red Tails.

Movie Review: Red Tails

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Despite what no doubt were state-of-the-art visual effects thanks to the involvement of LucasFilm, Red Tails is further proof that visual tricks and flashily edited action sequences aren't enough to make a movie interesting.

The Hollywood Tale of Red Tails

Hermene Hartman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

Movie producer, George Lucas, has taken a giant step, in bringing the story of the Tuskegee Airman to the big screen. In World War II, there were Bla...

Tyler Perry: All Black Cast On The Verge Of Becoming Extinct

Posted 01.19.2012 | Black Voices

Known as one of the most successful black filmmakers in Hollywood, Tyler Perry foresees a major shift in films starring an all African American cast. ...

George Lucas vs. Hollywood Racism: Who Will Prevail?

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Christian Piatt

Lucas himself noted that this was perhaps the first major "all black action film" ever made. He pointed out that few with African Americans playing all major roles ever made it to wide distribution, save for the frugally produced work of Tyler Perry.

FINALLY! 'Star Wars' Creator Bringing Long Awaited Film To Theaters

Posted 09.28.2011 | Entertainment

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas conceived of a film about brave fighter pilots. No, not "Star Wars," but the true-life tale o...

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Needs to Come Out of the Closet

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

The United States should be honored to have any individual willing to put their life on the line, whether they're gay or straight.

Memorializing Second-Class Soldiers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Memorial Day is the time to memorialize all the brave individuals who served our country throughout its history, and sometimes paid the ultimate price...

"Black Royalty"?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The demise in succession of three African American figures of colossal stature on the eve of the new decade caused me to wonder anew about this designation, "black royalty."