Tuskegee Airmen

Congressman Steve Cohen has just introduced a bill to rename the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee after late Tuskegee Airman fighter pilot Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr.

Charles McGee, one of the prestigious gentlemen of the Tuskegee Airmen who fought bravely in World War II, passed away recently at the age of 102 peacefully in his sleep at home in Bethesda, Maryland.

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DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump took African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for black people and portrayed himself as the champion of education and job opportunities for people of color. The overtures mean nothing to […]

Seventy-five years ago, a group of men made history. Those men were the Tuskegee Airmen. Today, they are being celebrated for their achievements in a ceremony at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee, Alabama and at a VIP Reception at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa in Montgomery, Alabama. The men, officially the […]

The storied history of the military’s first Black air squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen, has been well documented over the decades. However, a recent discovery has revealed that the famed group also enlisted a Black Dominican Republic native. Esteban Hotesse, born in the city of Moca in the Dominican Republic, came to America when he was […]

After being denied Captain’s Wings, a Tuskegee Airman is finally getting his dues. Harry Stewart tried to get a job as an airline pilot twice…

Clarence E. Huntley and Joseph Shambrey, two men of the historic all-Black Tuskegee Airmen military, passed away on January 5, at the same age of…

  Clarence E. Huntley Jr. & Joseph Shambrey, who both served as part of the elite all-Black Tuskegee Airmen force, died this past Sunday at their Los Angeles homes. Lifelong friends who enlisted into the Army Air Force together, Huntley (pictured) and Shambrey were both 91. Huntley and Shambrey were both air mechanics for the […]

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Longtime journalist and educator Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists, has died. He was 89. Allegra Stone said that her father died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Chapel Hill, N.C. He’d been a journalism professor at the University […]

Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama is the first black college to be considered a registered national historic landmark and the only to be declared a national historic site. Tuskegee University was founded in 1881 as Tuskegee Institute, in a one room shack, with Dr. Booker T. Washington presiding over the class of 30 students. Dr. […]

The historic Smithsonian National African-American History Museum has received its first arrivals that will be on display for all to see at its grand opening in 2015. First to arrive is a segregated Southern Railway car from the Pullman company, which existed in the 1920’s. The car holds original signs that read ‘Colored’ or ‘White’ […]