African American women cadets (Courtesy Photo)
Black History

West Point Academy Graduates Largest-Ever Number of Black Women

WASHINGTON INFORMER — History was recently made at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York when 32 Black women graduated from the illustrious school. The 2019 graduating class on Friday marked the largest number of African-American women to earn degrees. […read more]

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Brig. Gen. Twanda Young
Charleston Chronicle

Brig. Gen. Twanda Young to Keynote SC State’s Spring ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Claflin University graduate, Brig. Gen. Twanda Young, is a 1988 Distinguished Military Graduate of South Carolina State University’s ROTC Program. She will keynote SC State’s U.S. Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m. in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. In 2017, Young became the first female officer, commissioned through SC State University’s ROTC program, to be promoted to general. […read more]

Lori Roper, Supervisor of attorneys in the Public Defender’s office Veterans Treatment Court, fielded listeners’ questions along with America’s Heroes host Cliff Kelley during the March 30 show.
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Veterans Treatment Court offers a fresh start

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Many young men and women enlist in the Armed Forces because they believe in the mission of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. They serve our country unselfishly, with bravery and honor. But sometimes our soldiers return from service with issues that need to be addressed. Unfortunately for some, the issues take the form of mental health, drug health or emotional issues. It is at this intersection that a veteran can pick up an arrest that leads him or her to Veterans Treatment Court. […read more]

Currently, Byron Bradford (pictured) is facing two opponents in his bid for Place 5 on the Plano City Council. Ron Kelley and Shelby Williams are also on the ballot for the election which will be decided on May 4. (PHOTO: Briget Murphy/NDG)
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After serving country for 28 years, Bradford seeks to serve residents of Plano

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The upcoming municipal elections will not be Byron Bradford’s first go-around in the political arena. During the 2018 election cycle, Bradford challenged Republican Duncan Webb for the Precinct 4 chair on the Collin County Commissioners Court. He fell 5 points short in that bid against an incumbent who had run unopposed twice previously, but says the experience prepared him well for future runs. […read more]

Vietnam Veteran and Host Cliff Kelley converse with Navy Veteran 3rd Class Petty Officer Ken Porter about the significance of Millennials becoming educated and empowered through Civil Action.
Chicago Crusader

America’s Heroes Group talks with millennial veterans

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Veteran Marine Corps Corporal Claude Fields III was the call-in guest panelist on the America’s Heroes Group radio talk show on Saturday March 16. Fields conversed with host Cliff Kelley regarding his dissatisfaction with what he describes as his “horrible living conditions.” Fields resides in Riverside, CA, where he rents an apartment. […read more]

“Senior Political Correspondent” Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah of The Daily show
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COMMENTARY: White ISIS?

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Senior Political Correspondent” Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah of The Daily Show are co-creators. After another man-made catastrophe, Minhaj, an American Muslim and Noah unveiled a name for White terrorists: “White ISIS” or “WISIS.” They pointed to the ugliness of terrorism, which somehow becomes more tolerable when a White male suspect is the perpetrator. […read more]

Religion

One Army Under God?

  (Economist) – The path from leaving Bibles in naval hotel rooms to placing weapons of mass destruction in the hands of religious zealots might seem rather a long one. But Mikey Weinstein, a former US Air Force captain who set up the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), argues with passion that both things are undesirable for the Read More

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Op-Ed

Military Expansion in Mali and Syria?

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   The Obama administration is preparing for an expansion of U.S. military involvement into areas from which it should keep its nose clear:  Syria and Mali.  The news reports are unsettling even as there are attempts by the administration Read More