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Oscar Holmes broke three color barriers in his lifetime, although he never set out to become a pioneer. Holmes was not only the first Black air traffic controller, he was also the U.S. Navy’s first Black commissioned officer and the military branch’s first Black pilot. Holmes was born January 31, 1916 in Dunbar. W. Va. […]


Members of the 333rd Field Army Battalion were honored posthumously by the U.S. government.

The 16 Black female cadets have been cleared to graduate, but the implications of the investigation are far-reaching.

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The late Dr. John Withers was an Army lieutenant during World War II who risked his career and a chance at furthering his education after…

TJMS: If You Missed It

Jeanine Menze, also known as Jeanine McIntosh-Menze, is the first Black woman to become a pilot for the United States Coast Guard military branch. Lieutenant…

It’s an unprecedented mass ceremony at the White House that will correct decades of racial prejudice. President Barack Obama, perhaps pondering his legacy as America’s…

It began as Decoration Day by Freedmen (freed slaves) and other Black American families as a celebration of both black and white Union soldiers who fought for liberation and justice during the Civil War.  Together with teachers and missionaries, Blacks inCharlestonorganized a May Day ceremony in 1865, which was covered by theNew Yorknewspaper, the New […]