A black historian David W. Blight has discovered evidence that the first celebration of what came to be known as Memorial Day was conducted by former slaves. Over time that history was whitewashed to give others credit for the origins of Memorial Day. Oddly enough many of those those sources that credit others with the creation of Memorial Day mention the “Decoration Day” ceremony of the former slaves giving Blight’s claims same credence. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/did-former-slaves-start-what-is-now.html#sthash.jAsSVwzJ.dpuf
Michelle Howard Becomes First Black Woman To Earn Three-Star-Rank
The Navy says a Virginia-based sailor has become the first black woman to earn a three-star-rank in the U.S. armed forces. Read more here:http://aareports.com/2012/08/michelle-howard-becomes-first-black.html
New Red Tails Movie Trailer!
Here is the third trailer for the Tuskegee Airmen movie Red Tails starring Terence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. This is by far the most action packed and inspiring trailer so far. Check it out here:
Rare photo of slave children dound in North Carolina. See photo and read more: