Veteran’s Day

On this Veterans Day, never forget how the role Black soldiers have played while fighting foreign wars for the U.S. is sorely understated.

From comedians to rappers, many famous Black people have served in the United States military.

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

Rep. Frederica Wilson and Rev. Al Sharpton sat with Myeshia Johnson for a Veterans Day prayer service, while the president ignored revelations about the death of Johnson's husband.

A Black Army vet denied a free meal on Veteran's Day was forced to move after receiving death threats.

A Chili's Bar & Grill in Dallas, Texas, apologized after refusing to give a Black veteran a free meal in celebration of Veteran's Day, The Dallas Morning News reports.

The EJI’s “Lynching In America: Targeting Black Veterans” report documents the physical violence and social humiliation African-American service people faced in the United States.

At age 15, many young boys are going to school, worrying about acne and perhaps dreaming of becoming a superstar sports figure. But in the case of Private Dan Bullock (pictured), he became a casualty of the Vietnam War, becoming the youngest American serviceman killed in the line of duty. Bullock was a southern boy, who […]

ARLINGTON, Va.  — Heralding the end of one war and the drawdown of another, President Barack Obama observed Veterans Day on Friday by urging Americans to hire the thousands of servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, he called it “a time when America needs all hands […]

Close to half of the nation’s estimated 131,000 homeless veterans are African American, according to a report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The shocking number shook the core of Washington D.C. and the country when released. Upon hearing the numbers, President Barack Obama made a pledge to end homelessness among veterans within five […]

Did you know Ice T was in the army? What about Sinbad’s service in the Air Force ? There are plenty of familiar Black faces in the public eye who took time out of their lives to serve their country in the United States armed forces. In honor of Veterans Day, here’s a gallery of […]