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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.

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Janie L. Miles made her mark on military history by becoming the first Black woman to graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Miles went on to a stellar career in business after ending her time with the U.S. Navy. Born in 1958 in Aiken, S.C., the 1976 Aiken High School graduate and honor student […]

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

Fay Allen went from working as a nurse in London to becoming a historical figure after she was selected as the United Kingdom’s first Black…

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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…

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  General Colin Powell may have been retired for 22 years, but he still understand the life of a soldier. Who better to talk to…

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First Army Lt. Dina Elosiebo has become the first African-American female pilot for the D.C. National Guard. She earned her wings last month after completing…

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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…

The nation’s first black Marines received a rare national tribute Tuesday as the House voted to award the Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor given by Congress. Read more at Black America Web