Tag Archives: U.S. Army

Simone Askew: First black female Captain of West Point Corp of Cadets

5 Aug

You know the Tuskegee Airmen but do you know these other black military heroes?

15 Feb


If you are like me you have a great respect for the Tuskegee Airmen. You can make the argument that without them there is no Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, they broke down barriers and showed the true strength and courage of black men.

But they are not the only black military heroes we should know of. There were others such as The Harlem Hellfighters, The Montford Point Marines, Benjamin O. Davis, and The Golden 13. Learn a little more about them through test and video and get links to books about them at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/you-know-tuskegee-airmen-but-do-you.html

Black History Month: Black History Makers

5 Feb

We will all hear about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcom X during the month of February but there were many other African Americans that contributed to black history. I will update this post daily with links to sites featuring information about African American history makers that you may never have heard of.

Feb 3  Hiram Revels: First black United States Senator http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-hiram-revels-first_03.html

Feb 4   Ralph Bunche:  First African American to win Nobel Peace Prize http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ralph-bunce-first.html

Feb 5 Earl Lloyd: First African American to play in the NBA http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-earl-lloyd-first.html

Feb 6 : Jean Baptiste Point du Sable founder of Chicago http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-jean-baptiste-point.html

Feb 7 Benjamin Oliver Davis first black US Army General: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-benjamin-oliver.html

Feb 8 Guion Bluford First Black Astronaut http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-guion-bluford-first.html

Feb 9 Ebenezer Basset First Black US Diplomat   http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ebenezer-basset.html

Feb 10 Gwendolyn Brooks first African American to win Pulitzer Prize: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-gwendolyn-brooks.html

Feb 13/14 Count Basie First Black Grammy Winner:  http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-first-black-grammy.html

Gays in the military: It’s not that big a deal

19 Dec

In the interest of full disclosure I must let you know that I am straight not gay. I am however a black man who has served in our nations military as a member of the NJ National Guard. That gives me a perspective on the civil rights and military issues at play here.

Read my opinion piece here: http://aareports.com/2010/12/gays-in-military-its-not-big-deal.html

This Memorial Day remember to say thank you.

31 May

This Memorial Day remember to say thank you for the sacrifice of our sevice men. Men like the Buffalo Soldiers, The Harlem Hellcats and the Tuskegee Airmen. Read more here: