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It was the best graduation present ever for a son who hadn't seen his mom in many months. Petty Officer 2nd Class Vera Turner surprised her son, Steven Turner, Jr., at his high school graduation in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday. The 16-year Navy vet returned home after a nine-month deployment at Guatanamo Bay, Cuba, according to AL.com.
Memorial Day is a sacred occasion when we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is also an observance that owes its creation to blacks. This tradition began when newly freed slaves decorated the grave sites of Civil War soldiers as a way to honor those who had fought for their freedom. But blacks were not just passive bystanders. Many of volunteered to serve in the military, ensuring they were active in reshaping the United States to be truer to its founding principles.
More than 70 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to “ban the box” for federal jobs.
Looking for a book to read this summer? Here are 10 releases by African-American authors published during the first half of 2015. Ranging from memoirs to classics, mysteries to satire, there is something here for readers of all tastes.
Memorial and Veterans Days come with mixed feelings for veterans like me, especially as we witness how most Americans ‘celebrate’ these holidays.