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Canada’s first and only all-black battalion honoured with special stamp | Global News

Canada Post unveiled a limited edition stamp in Cherrybrook, N.S. on Tuesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of black men who formed a segregated unit and fought during the First World War. The company said the stamp is a chance to honour the contributions of black Canadians. “This stamp honours men who stepped forward to serve this country in uniform but were denied the opportunity to fight,” said Jim Dunsworth, director of operations for Canada Post. Natasha Pace, Global News Full article @ Global News Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Is ‘Race Science’ Making A Comeback? | NPR

Jess Kung, Gene Demby & Shereen Marisol Meraji | NPR Angela Saini, author of Superior: The Return of Race Science. Henrietta Garden. Featured Image Angela Saini was 10 years old, her family moved from what she called “a very multicultural area” in East London to the almost exclusively white Southeast London. Suddenly her brown skin stood out, making her a target. She couldn’t avoid the harassment coming from two boys who lived around the corner. One day, they pelted her and her sister with rocks. She remembers one hit her on the head. She remembers bleeding. There had been racist […]

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World War II veteran calls honorable discharge from Army to correct an ‘injustice’ nearly 75 years later ‘a miracle’ | Chicago Tribune

PHILADELPHIA World War II veteran Nelson Henry Jr. never thought he would see the day the Army would correct his discharge nearly 75 years after he was forced to leave the military because of the color of his skin. Henry, 95, of Philadelphia, received word Monday from the Army Correction of Military Records office that his discriminatory “blue discharge” from 1945 because he was black has been changed to honorable. He called the unanimous decision by a three-member board a miracle. “It’s unbelievable. I’m still wondering if it’s a dream,” Henry said in an interview Tuesday in his Logan Square […]

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Black History Month: Gloria Hayes Richardson led a movement | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery. Featured Image have never forgotten the first time I saw a photograph of a black woman dismissively pushing a National Guard soldier’s bayonet out of her face, and another image of that same woman’s fierce side-eye glare, captured by photographer Fred Ward and now entitled “Soldiers with Bayonets.” That look made a clear statement: “Don’t you dare mess with me.” Photograph of Gloria Richardson, 1963, Danny Lyon. Image Credit “A first-class citizen does not beg for freedom. A […]

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Whether They Wanted it or Not, Jackie Robinson Raised Americans’ Consciousness | The New York Times

George Vecsey, The New York Times | BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 1: Former professional baseball player Jackie Robinson at Boston University. Exact date unknown. (Photo by Frank O’Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images). Featured Image happened at Shea Stadium a few decades ago: My son and I were in a half-empty section, not far from two older black men. One of the Mets made a clodhopper move on the bases, and was tagged out. One of the two fans then turned to the other and said, “Jackie Robinson wouldn’t have done that.” I chortled, and we struck up a conversation, […]

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