For roughly the past six months, I’ve had the opportunity to talk and write about my family in a way that is more substantive than I have in all my years of writing; most discussions were spurred from the article about how politics had created a rift between my (white) mother and me.
Everyone who knew Papotia Reginald Wright knew him as an Army hero. He boasted of earning the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Green Beret ... as well as the Yellow Moon and even the distinguished Blue Diamond. It turns out, though, that not only was Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Wright not “magically delicious,” but he was a total…
The courts have once more come through for decency by partially blocking President Donald Trump’s ban of transgender members from serving in the U.S. military.
President Donald Trump has finally fulfilled a promise made months ago to the grieving family of a fallen American soldier, sending them a $25,000 check.
Rep. Frederica Wilson’s office says that the Democratic lawmaker received multiple threatening calls Wednesday following a public spat with Donald Trump. Wilson (D-Fla.) had publicly shamed the president for comments he made on a phone call to Myeshia Johnson, the wife of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in…
In which we look back at simpler times.
First Lt. Whennah Andrews of the U.S. Army National Guard tries to hide her braces while showing off her smile. But four years since first advocating against grooming regulations that barred soldiers from wearing natural hairstyles, her smile hints at relief over one of the final steps in the fight for acceptance.
The president of racist, xenophobic, homophobic and transphobic America just announced on social media that he will be banning all transgender people from serving in the military because he’s actively trying to unseat Adolf Hilter as the most hated person in history.
Just like when Republicans talk about “family values” and then you find out they’ve been having secret sex meet-ups in airport bathrooms or abusing teenage boys, when conservatives say they “support the troops,” they usually mean they’re sending them overseas to fight for oil profits, but now it also means they’re…
Officials at Fort Hood have launched an investigation after a soldier's car was vandalized and defaced with a racial slur at the Killeen, Texas, military base just two days before Christmas.
President Barack Obama is supporting an effort to require women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, like men, according to ABC News.
It came as a surprise to everyone when I graduated from one of the top private schools in the country and, instead of attending college like most of my classmates did, joined the military.
In the past two weeks, cops in Texas and Louisiana have been ambushed, shot and killed by black men who reportedly were tired of the senseless killings of unarmed black men, women and children by police. I say "reportedly" because we won't ever know. Both men in question—Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, and Gavin Long,…
The parents of the now-deceased gunman responsible for a rampage in Dallas that killed five officers have broken their silence, detailing in an exclusive interview with The Blaze on Sunday how Micah Xavier Johnson's behavior changed after he was discharged from the U.S. Army in 2015.