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L.A. NOWA three-mile stretch of Interstate 15 near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego was designated Friday as Tuskegee Airmen Highway to honor the African American pilots and air crew members who served in segregated units during World War......
Andrew Brimmer, the son of a Louisiana sharecropper who in 1966 became the first black member of the Federal Reserve Board, has died. He was 86. Brimmer died Oct. 7 at a Washington hospital after a lengthy illness, said his daughter, Esther Brimmer....
Los Angeles Times Frank Godden, who played a significant role in the development of Val Verde, a secluded and long-closed local resort community known as "the black Palm Springs," has died. He was 101. Godden, who had cancer, died Aug. 3 at his Los...
Jock Smith Law partner of Johnnie Cochran Jock Smith, 63, who was a law partner with the late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., died Sunday of an apparent heart attack while watching television at his home in Montgomery, Ala., said his law partner Sam Cherry....
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In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...
Top of the TicketDemocrat Obama tells Memphis' Booker T. Washington grads he's proud of them....
William P. Foster dies at 91; conductor broke racial barriers and revolutionized marching band styleAt the University of Kansas in the late 1930s, William P. Foster was barred from joining the marching band because he was black. When he graduated in 1941, he aspired to direct a band but the school's dean of music told him "there were no jobs for...
Varsity Times InsiderI typed "Moriah Johnson Tuskegee" into a Google search, leading to some interesting results. The top item was a WikiAnswers.com page in which someone posted the question "Where is Moriah Johnson going to play basketball?" Someone posted the answer "some.....
Locke High School English teacher Katy Bridger tried to give her fifth-period seniors a test while Byron Gordon sharpened pencils noisily, Deon Crockett wandered the room complaining at full volume and a girl cursed just as loudly at Deon for being rude....
Aiken Standard, S.C.The following South Aiken High School seniors and a few underclassmen were recognized at an Awards Night ceremony on Thursday: --Most Outstanding Students as listed -- Laura Bickford (science), Daniel Faison (math), Rachel Beeson (math team, social...
Talk about a nice way to be honored. As part of Armed Forces Day, 10 Tuskegee Airmen along with veterans of wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan will be guests of honor at the Miami Yacht Club on Saturday. The Tuskegee Airmen were a small group of black...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewFunding and lack of a contractor delayed construction two years on the largest outdoor memorial in the country to Tuskegee Airmen, but those problems appear to be resolved, officials said. Tuskegee Airmen became the military's first black pilots...
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