Grandchildren – Devon & Ella

Google invests in genetics firm

Google has invested $3.9m in a company that lets users browse their genetic profile online.  Genetics firm 23andMe was set up by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.  “Even though your body contains trillions of copies of your genome, you have probably never read any of it,” says a statement on the 23andMe [...]

Maryland Offically Regrets Slavery Role

Following a similar vote in Virginia, the Maryland Senate has voted unanimously to express “profound regret” over the state’s role in the slave trade.  Read more

Lynchings in America

Chaotic Convergence.  This web blog lists the number of lynchings and related states throughout the the nation during the twentieth century.  Read more.

Chuck Stone – Short Bio – Former Tuskegee Airman

Back when we worked together at the Philadelphia Daily News, I usually could hear and smell Chuck Stone before I saw him.  Read more

Famous Quote

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. — George Washington Carver

Long Island New York vet erects memorial for black servicemen

William Thomas is a proud man, an Army vet, a former New York City housing cop. So when he would visit Veterans Plaza in East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park, he always noticed that with all the memorials, there were none to African-American vets.  Read more

Tuskegee Airmen Dies – Dr. William Morgan, 85

Dr. William Morgan, one of the last Tuskegee Institute airmen living in Minnesota, died Dec. 30 in Minneapolis. The retired dentist from Fergus Falls, Minn., was 85.  Read more

Historians Question Records of Tuskegee Airmen

Two historians are disputing the claim that America’s first Black fighter pilots never lost a bomber to enemy fire during World War II. U.S. Air Force records show that at least a few bombers escorted by the red-tailed fighters of the Tuskegee Airmen were shot down by enemy planes, according to William F. Holton, a [...]

President’s bumpy rides leads to funding for Tuskegee road work

The next time President Bush visits Tuskegee he may have a much smoother ride than he experienced on his last visit in April, thanks partly to a quip the president made about the city’s potholes. Gov. Bob Riley announced Tuesday that Tuskegee was getting a $500,000 federal community development grant to fill potholes and make [...]