| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:46 AM
The annual Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival begins Thursday, and runs through Sunday, July 1.
This year's event will feature theU.S. Air ForceThunderbirds for their only performance in Michigan. They will take to the skies on Saturday,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Fighting the enemy overseas and fighting prejudice at home. That's the role the Tuskegee Airmen played during and after World War II.
Students at Collegiate School in Wichita learned about the group's history on Thursday.
The 'Rise Above' exhibit...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:20 PM
James Dixon joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1954 as a black officer in an era of widespread racial prejudice. Police posts were segregated and blacks were not allowed in patrol cars
On Tuesday, a quarter-century after he retired as a sergeant,...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 11:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- A New Orleans bartender who accused Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of pushing her has dropped all charges against him, bar management said Wednesday.
The unnamed female bartender told police Gooding stopped by the Old Absinthe...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
George Hickman, one of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen, and a longtime usher at University of Washington athletic events and press box attendant at Seahawks games, died on Sunday. He was 88.
Hickman’s death prompted a wave of condolences...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:41 PM
It is not unusual to see art that tackles social and political issues, but there's still something startling about Jeffrey Kent's solo show "Preach!" at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.
The Baltimore artist zeros in on opposition by some...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:48 PM
The Tuskegee Airmen, who blazed a trail as African-American fighter pilots in World War II, will be honored during presidential inauguration ceremonies on Monday, Jan. 21.
The Tuskegee Airmen Float will be among the eight custom-designed floats for...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Funeral arrangements have been made for Lt. Dempsey Morgan.
His funeral service will be held on Monday at noon at the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home at 1002 Moorman Road in Roanoke.
The country and especially the Roanoke Valley...
| Apr 17, 2011
Violet Cowden never lost her love of flying, a passion born when she was a young girl envying the hawks soaring above her family's South Dakota farm in the 1920s.
When she was a young first-grade teacher learning to fly out of an airfield in Spearfish,...
| May 25, 2010
William B. Ellis, who pushed to break racial barriers as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation's first black military pilots, has died in Riverside. He was 93.
Ellis, who co-founded the Los Angeles chapter of the Tuskegee veterans organization, died...
| Jan 9, 2012
Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89.
Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...