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In a Margraten cemetery in the Netherlands, 172 black World War II soldiers lay buried, their graves tended by a group of Dutch volunteers who are desperately trying to learn more about the heroes they refer to as the “black liberators.”

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Clarence Hylan Beavers, the last surviving member of a pioneering “test platoon” during World War II who helped end segregation in the military, died Dec. 4 at 96 at his home in Huntington, New York. Beavers, who originally enlisted at 17 in the New York National Guard’s famous Harlem Hellfighters after working a series of […]

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Today is the second Monday in September. It’s the 254th day of the year. It’s also the day on which Christopher Brian Bridges, the rapper and actor better known as Ludacris, celebrates his 40th birthday. But in the United States and the rest of the industrialized world, this is 9/11, the 16th anniversary of the […]

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The oldest surviving member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday. He was 101 years old. The Airmen were members of the first African-American military aviation squadron in U.S. armed forces history. “He didn’t like a lot of fuss,” said Clinton Glover, Rogers’ nephew. “He was humble. That’s who […]

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Black Newspapers’ Coverage of Black Soldiers’ Mistreatment Considered War Crime During World War II, the Black […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of African-American veterans who helped to integrate the Marine Corps during World War II at a time segregation was an everyday reality are now proud recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor.

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Congress will honor those African=Americans that broke the color barrier to fight for their country...

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