Tuskegee Airmen

Inspired by the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy is empowering the next generation of Black aviators.

A New Jersey school was renamed to honor the legacy of Tuskegee Airman Malcolm E. Nettingham.

Former Tuskegee Airmen nurse Second Lt. Irma "Pete" Cameron Dryden recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Sgt. Preston Jowers, the oldest surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen, said racial discrimination still "breaks his heart."

Willie Rogers, who also served with the Red Tail Angels, passed away from complications from a previous stroke.

Brown flew in 68 combat missions for the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots in U.S. history, but he was also a committed to public service as an educator and university leader.

Milton Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. https://t.co/5SaFgJwSnV pic.twitter.com/k0cvK4SYsm — Dothan Eagle (@dothaneagle) November 18, 2015 Milton Crenchaw, one of the last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors and an Arkansas aviation pioneer, has died. Crenchaw passed away at the age of 96 in Georgia after battling cardiovascular disease and pneumonia according […]

Police in St. Louis are searching for suspects who robbed and carjacked a 93-year-old Tuskegee airman in two separate incidents Sunday. The first incident occurred when the WWII veteran stopped to call his daughter after he got lost on the way to her home. A suspect jumped into his car and grabbed money from his pocket […]

You’ve already read about the $50-plus million George Lucas-produced film “Red Tails” here and elsewhere. RELATED: Black Movies At Sundance Festival You’ve read how major studios refused to finance the film and how Lucas feels that a poor turnout might be detrimental to the future of Black film. But this is all just conjecture. Now, […]

Aaron McGruder, the creator of the comic strip and cartoon “The Boondocks” has added a new project to his resume by co-writing the George Lucas produced movie on the Tuskegee Airmen, “Red Tails.” McGruder’s “Boondocks” cartoon and comic strip was a biting satire of politics and pop culture and has caused controversy by mocking Condoleezza […]

George Lucas, the creator of the “Star Wars” series ,said he could not get funding for his movie “Red Tails” which tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, because of its all Black cast. Lucas discussed the movie, about the all-Black Air Force pilots who fought in World War II with “The Daily Show Host,” […]