| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:10 PM
On the night of July 17, 1944, an explosion with nearly the force of an atomic bomb ripped through the Port Chicago Naval Magazine north of San Francisco, killing 320 people. Most of them were African-American sailors loading weapons on ships.
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:47 PM
For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.
His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...
| May 27, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Bert Winzer, the son of florists, graduated from Emmaus High School in 1940 and made twine at an Allentown jute mill until the Army drafted him during World War II.
He volunteered for an elite commando unit of Americans and Canadians called the 1st...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo.
The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:08 PM
When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort.
But the worst of it, Howard...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:53 AM
Today's forecast calls for increasing clouds and a high temperature near 90 degrees. Tonight is expected to be cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of rain and a low temperature around 73 degrees.
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| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:44 AM
The first African-American Marines received some long-overdue recognition on Capitol Hill.
They were called the Montford Point Marines.
19,000 black recruits in the 1940's had to train at a segregated post; and they were denied combat duty in World War...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:14 AM
PHILADELPHIA - When Tom Jurkowsky joined the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia three years ago, he took the public tour, the same one launched in 1969 when the Mint opened at its current location.
Jurkowsky, director of public affairs for the Mint, was...
| Sep 14, 2009
Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" who is widely credited with saving millions of lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing countries around the world, died Saturday in Texas....
| Apr 21, 2010
| 6:34 PM
Dorothy Height, who was called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy for racial equality — including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women — has died. She was 98.
| Jun 14, 2009
Roger "Bill" Terry, the only member of the all-black group of World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died of heart failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center....