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West Point Cadet, Simone Askew, Breaks a Racial and Gender Barrier

Simone Askew is the first African-American woman to hold the highest student position at the United States Military Academy–the West Point corps of cadets first captain.  Read the full article by clicking here.

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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

This NPR story describes a multiracial, ” ‘modern progressive motorcycle club,’ that pays homage to the Buffalo Soldiers, the nineteenth century black Ninth and Tenth cavalry.  “We are representing a legacy of a group of men that fought and died…

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Five on the Black Hand Side: Origins and Evolutions of the Dap

Did you know that the dap, the fist bump, is an acronym for “dignity and pride?”  This article describes the evolution of the gesture and the consequences for Black Vietnam Soldiers using it.  Another example of how a symbol of…

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