August 29, 2014

Friday Open Thread: Black Women in the Military


Private Cathay Williams was the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier. On November 15, 1866 she enlisted in the Army as a man. Williams reversed her name to William Cathay and lived as a male soldier and served until she was found … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Women in the Military


In 1862, Governor Andrew of Massachusetts arranged for Harriet Tubman to go to Beaufort, South Carolina, as a nurse and teacher to the Gullah people of the Sea Islands who had been left behind by their owners when they fled the advance of the Union … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Women In The Military


  As one of only two female African-American pilots in the Air Force , Capt. Christina Hopper is a rarity. She is also the first and only Black female F-16 Fighting Falcon instructor pilot at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Hooper is also the  first … [Read more...]

LIVE STREAM: President Obama Awards The Medal Of Honor To Overlooked Veterans


Tuesday Open Thread: Black Women in the Military


Major General Marcia Martin Anderson is the highest-ranking African American woman in the history of the United States Army. She made history in 2011 as the first African American woman in the Army’s history to achieve the rank of major general. … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Women in the Military


  On December 20, 2013, the U.S.  senate confirmed Vice Adm. Michelle Howard for the service’s No. 2 post, making her the first female four-star admiral in the Navy’s 238-year history. Her promotion to vice chief of naval operations, expected … [Read more...]

Friday Evening Thread: Meet America’s Oldest Veteran – Richard Overton!


My what a handsome soldier! Via The Grio: Richard Overton was honored with a standing ovation and a box of cigars Thursday for being America’s oldest veteran. The Texas native served in World War II and said the key to living longer is “staying … [Read more...]