Until the 21st century, the contributions of African American soldiers in World War II barely registered in America’s collective memory of that historic military conflict.


From comedians to rappers and beyond, many famous Black people have also served in the United States military. Let's salute them on Veterans Day.

As the country pauses to observe Veterans Day, it's important to remember that the history of especially Black people in the American military is a complicated one.

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Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen.

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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.

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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 […]