Frank E. Petersen, First Black General in Marines, Dies at 83 | The New York Times Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers’ club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but who endured to become the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps, died on Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, Md., near Annapolis. He was 83.

Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers’ club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but who endured to become the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps, died on Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, Md., near Annapolis. He was 83.

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The Black Communities That Have Fought for Their Right to Exist in the Carolinas | CityLab The African-American families embroiled in litigation against toxic animal-feeding operations join a long history of black communities fighting for the right to their health in the Carolinas.

The African-American families embroiled in litigation against toxic animal-feeding operations join a long history of black communities fighting for the right to their health in the Carolinas.

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Meet the gallant all-black American female battalion that served in Europe during World War II | Face2Face Africa The success of the formation of the all black female battalion was thanks to Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American civil rights activist who at the time, appealed to the then-first lady of America, Eleanor Roosevelt, to create more meaningful roles for black women in the army to help balance out the shortage of soldiers.

The success of the formation of the all black female battalion was thanks to Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American civil rights activist who at the time, appealed to the then-first lady of America, Eleanor Roosevelt, to create more meaningful roles for black women in the army to help balance out the shortage of soldiers.

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City Caught Trying To Grab Senior Citizen’s Brownstone | Kings County Politics “Home-ownership is one of the most important ways a family is able to build and transfer wealth from one generation to the next. In that light, and with the ever-increasing cost of living in this city, preserving home ownership opportunities is critical in predominantly black and brown communities like ours...”

“Home-ownership is one of the most important ways a family is able to build and transfer wealth from one generation to the next. In that light, and with the ever-increasing cost of living in this city, preserving home ownership opportunities is critical in predominantly black and brown communities like ours…”

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People Of Color Are Still Being Locked Out of the Democratic Process | Colorlines A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reinforces what many already know: the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act made it easier for states to discriminate at the voting booth.

A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reinforces what many already know: the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act made it easier for states to discriminate at the voting booth.

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Afro-Ecuadorian women & girls are celebrated in this rare, touching photo series | Afropunk

Facebook0Twitter0MailZama Mdoda, Afropunk Afro-Ecuadorian Women & Girls Photo Series. Denisse Ariana Perez, Featured Image Denisse Ariana Perez and her aunt, an Afro-Caribbean woman who is a professor in social education, embarked on a journey to visit various Afro-communities in South America, specifically countries that aren’t known to have Afro populations. Communities of people of African […]

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Oldest Known Drawing by Human Hands Discovered in South African Cave | The New York Times The artifact, which scientists think is about 73,000 years old, predates the oldest previously known modern human abstract drawings from Europe by about 30,000 years

The artifact, which scientists think is about 73,000 years old, predates the oldest previously known modern human abstract drawings from Europe by about 30,000 years

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