04 25 2015
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Virginia's Fort Monroe, where Dutch traders first brought Africans, is set to become national monument

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants to protect a deactivated Army fort in Virginia's Tidewater area that played an important role in the nation's slave history.


Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Combs among the 50 large-scale photographs of prominent African Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Sean Combs and Serena Williams now have a place in the National Portrait Gallery in a new show featuring leading black figures from entertainment, politics, sports and business.


Staunchly traditional military branch is looking to increase diversity

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Oscar Culp does not like to remember. His mind has erased the harshest details. But the pain still stings for the 87-year-old WWII veteran, who endured boot camp in a snake-infested North Carolina swampland as one of the first blacks admitted to the Marine Corps.


The 300,000-member tribe is the biggest in Oklahoma, although many of its members live elsewhere

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes has sent letters to about 2,800 descendants of slaves once owned by its members, revoking their citizenship and cutting their medical care, food stipends, low-income homeowners' assistance and other services.

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