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Celebration of Life: Alvin E. Tircuit Sr., better known as “Turk the Barber”
August 31, 2021
Alvin E. Tircuit Sr., better known as “Turk the Barber”, went home to be with his creator, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 13, 2021. He was 92 years old. He was born in New Orleans, LA. He was a devout member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (where his mother worked). He attended St. Peter Claver’s school, Xavier Prep, Straight Business School, and Barber School. Alvin Sr. also served in the U.S. Army. ... read more »
Wildlife agency names first Black chief of law enforcement
July 18, 2021
Col. Jerry Carter, a U.S. Army veteran, will oversee the work of 160 officers statewide. ... read more »
Gov Calls for Probe into Traffic Stop of Black Army Officer
April 15, 2021
U.S. Army second lieutenant Caron Nazario filed a lawsuit earlier this month against two Windsor police officers, accusing them of drawing their guns, pointing them at him and using a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and knocking him to the ground. ... read more »
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The NAACP Los-Angeles Branch Armed Services and Veterans Committee Salute the Women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion during Women’s History Month Observance
April 1, 2021
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune successfully advocated for the admittance of African American women as enlisted personnel and officers ... read more »
Celebrating 100 Years of Life! Ross “Doc” Johnson
September 3, 2020
Born September 2, 1920 ... read more »
Oversight Commission Condemns East L.A. Station’s Fort Apache Logo
July 26, 2019
The Civilian Oversight Commission voted today to condemn the use of the Fort Apache seal by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and called for its immediate removal. ... read more »
Rep. Bennie Thompson Wins Efforts to Make Medgar Evers Home National Monument  
March 21, 2019
Because of the work of Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the Evers' house at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, will now become a national historic landmark. The house where Medgar Evers’ was fatally shot was built in the first planned middle-class subdivision for African-Americans in Mississippi after World War II. Thompson has been working on the honor for Evers for over ten years.   ... read more »
Burns Releases ‘A Prayer Book for Healing’
December 5, 2018
Author Tierra Burns offers a timely resource to help people tap into the power of prayer. Her new work, “Bombarding Heaven in Unity: A Prayer Book for Healing” aims to assist those who may be uncomfortable communicating with God. ... read more »
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Congressional Gold Medal Solidifies Tuskegee Airman Honor
November 30, 2018
Seven-plus years after her death at age 87 in June 2011, Ms. Conaway Stephens _ who served in the U.S. Army/Air Force from 1945-49  posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest distinguished civilian award, during a luncheon ceremony Saturday at the CHEER Community Center. ... read more »
Teammates Of U.S. Green Beret Face Murder Prosecution
November 20, 2018
More than a year has passed since the death of U.S. Green Beret Logan Melgar in Bamako, Mali. Investigators now believe they have men of interest – two Navy SEALS and two Marine Raiders. The four face charges that include felony murder in the strangulation death of Staff Sgt. Melgar. ... read more »
The U.S. Army Continues to Partner with 100 Black Men of America
June 22, 2017
Recognizing the vital importance of mentorship in the development of the nation’s next generation of leaders, the U.S. Army continues its partnership with 100 Black Men of America. ... read more »

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