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The Army is considering renaming military bases named for Confederate leaders
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy is now open to renaming 10 bases that were long ago named after Confederate leaders, an Army official said
First black nominee for Air Force chief shares his lifelong struggle against racism in a powerful video
I’m thinking … about my own experiences, that didn’t always sing of liberty and equality. I’m thinking about living in two worlds, each with their own perspective and views.”
10 tips on how to talk about race, according to senior Air Force leaders
If you do nothing else as leaders, let’s commit to being really good listeners.
The graffiti may be gone, but the question of whether ‘black vets count’ remains
"We cannot answer with empty words and think of ourselves as patriots. Instead, we must fight to undo the racist policies and cultural norms that have been telling African-American veterans...
CNO speaks out on racism and George Floyd
U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday's message to Sailors amid nationwide protests in response to the death … Continued
Spike Lee takes on Vietnam and the turmoil of the Trump era in Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’
Last Friday morning, director Spike Lee woke up at his home in New York City and surveyed the day's fresh … Continued
‘Racism is real in America’ — SecDef Esper condemns the killing of George Floyd
"Racism is real in America and we must all do our very best to recognize it, to confront it, and to eradicate it"
What the Houston riots of 1917 tell us about police brutality and status in America
Police brutality is an issue that’s bedeviled the country since formal police forces began to organize in the late 19th century, and America’s armed forces are no exception
‘Every American should be outraged’ at police conduct in the death of George Floyd, Air Force’s top officer says
“What happens on America’s streets is also resident in our Air Force ... we will own our part and confront it head on."
‘This could happen to me’ — The Air Force’s top enlisted airman shares his struggle against racism in the ranks
"You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage that comes with living in this country, OUR country."
The Air Force is getting blasted by its own service members for trying to cover up institutional racism
“Absolutely no one should be surprised by this."
The true story of how Jackie Robinson stood up to racism in the Army — and got court-martialed as a result
In August 1945, one year after his acquittal, Robinson’s famed meeting with Branch Rickey would occur at Rickey’s office in downtown Brooklyn.
Investigation finds cadets at Army-Navy game were playing ‘circle game’ with no racial undertones
"Two Midshipmen were participating in a sophomoric game, commonly known as 'the circle game,' with West Point Cadets during the live broadcast."
FBI arrests genocide-preaching racist who threatened to burn soldiers on YouTube
A series of disturbing YouTube videos led to federal charges against a self-described racist who has openly fantasized about killing "hairy people of any race" and burning black people and...
Alleged white supremacist who worked at Philadelphia Navy Yard too dangerous for bail, judge says
"He threatened to sever intimate parts of the women's bodies and store the parts in a jar," the U.S. attorney said.
Marine Corps has no record that suspect in Milwaukee acid attack was ever a Marine
The Marine Corps says it has no record of service for Clifton A. Blackwell, the 61-year-old Milwaukee man arrested on Saturday night for allegedly throwing battery acid on a Hispanic...
‘Why did you come here and invade my country?’ — Marine vet arrested in alleged acid attack on Hispanic man
A Marine Corps veteran has been arrested in connection to an attack on a Hispanic man in Wisconsin during which the suspect allegedly threw battery acid in the victim's face...
The Naval Academy is investigating an apparent noose found at a construction site
The Naval Academy has opened an investigation after an employee reported finding a noose in Rickover Hall on Aug. 28, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington.
A senior airman says she was accosted for speaking Spanish while in uniform
A 27-year-old Air Force senior airman's shock at getting a rebuke for speaking Spanish in uniform in a Starbucks near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and her subsequent stand against discrimination...
Air Force NCO behind viral racist Facebook rant booted over ‘multitude of misconduct’
Tech Sgt. Geraldine Lovely was recommended for separation by the Air Force Personnel Board on May 7, 2019 following an investigation into a Facebook video in which Lovely blasted lower-ranking...
‘They had to fight to get into the fight:’ One of the last Tuskegee Airmen recalls their battle for equality
"I could either whine about it, get pissed off about it and give up on it, or I could follow my passion."
The Navy is changing its pilot call sign approval process after African-American aviators complained of racist designations
Instructor pilots with an F/A-18 Hornet training squadron in Virginia did not treat African-American pilots-in-training "with appropriate dignity and respect," using discriminatory call signs and having inappropriate and unprofessional discussions...
Coast Guard Academy Retaliated Against Black Female Officer Who Complained About Harassment, IG Finds
The Coast Guard Academy said Wednesday that it was reviewing a report that found it had retaliated against a black, female officer … Continued
Experts To Review Whether Racism Robbed WWI Troops Of The Medal Of Honor
Editor’s Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. World War … Continued
A Former Marine Considers Dickens And White Privilege At The St. Louis Airport
The worst kinds of people drive the nicest cars. This was what I learned working as a security guard at … Continued