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  • Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival Begins

    Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival Begins
    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,...
  • Wichita students hear from Tuskegee Airman

    Wichita students hear from Tuskegee Airman
    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...
  • Baltimore Police honor sergeant who served amid segregation

    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,...
  • Bartender Drops Charges Against Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Bartender Drops Charges Against Cuba Gooding Jr.
    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...
  • Tuskegee Airman and Seattle sports fixture George Hickman dies at 88

    Tuskegee Airman and Seattle sports fixture George Hickman dies at 88
    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...
  • Artist confronts opposition to same-sex marriage

    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...
  • Tuskegee Airmen will be honored during presidential inauguration

    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...
  • UPDATE: Funeral arrangements made for Tuskegee Airman who lived in Salem

    UPDATE: Funeral arrangements made for Tuskegee Airman who lived in Salem
    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...
  • Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II

    Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II
    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,...
  • William B. Ellis dies at 93; helped break racial barriers as one of the Tuskegee Airmen

    William B. Ellis dies at 93; helped break racial barriers as one of the Tuskegee Airmen
    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...
  • Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist
    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...