Op-Ed

The Scars of Vietnam

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   As a baby-boomer who grew up on war movies, I thought of veterans as various forms of heroes. I knew that in going to war some soldiers died; some were wounded; others came home…and that, I thought, was Read More

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Op-Ed

King’s True Legacy

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   This month will mark the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Across the nation and throughout the world community, millions of people will pay tribute and celebrate the birth of one our greatest freedom fighters and Read More

National

Black ’Nam Vets Tell Students War Tales

by Todd Luck Special to the NNPA from the Winston-Salem Chronicle African American Vietnam Vets share their stories to the Wake Forest English class A group of African American Vietnam War veterans were invited to Wake Forest last Friday to share their memories from the Read More

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Op-Ed

Agent Orange and the Continuing Vietnam War

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist In a 2009 visit to Vietnam I asked a retired colonel in the Vietnam People’s Army about the notorious toxin “Agent Orange.”  The colonel, who was also a former leader in a Vietnamese advocacy group for Agent Orange’s victims, spoke Read More

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Op-Ed

Drones: Warfare of the Video Age

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Drone warfare is truly the warfare of the videogame age.  The ‘pilot’ sits behind a panel, miles away from a flying machine that contains no human being.  Through cameras and various forms of sensing equipment they direct the Read More