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Deshauna Barber, 26, is an active duty U.S. Army officer and an IT analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, she has now also been crowned Miss USA 2016.  Barber represented the U.S. capital as Miss District of Columbia, was declared winner of the pageant ahead of runners-up Miss Georgia Emanii Davis and Miss Hawaii…

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November 11 marks Veterans Day where we pay homage to those brave citizens who have served in our U.S. Armed Forces – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. While we consider all members of military our heroes, we are taking this opportunity to recognize celebrities who once served our country in some…

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New army hair rules racially biased against black female soldiers

The U.S. Army has issued new regulations on hairstyles. Unfortunately for female black soldiers, these rules directly pertain to their hair.  What civilians see as common among black women; small braids, cornrows, and mini dreads are now deemed “non-regulation.” Army Regulation 670-1 now states braids and twists cannot be more than a quarter inch in…

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Joining the military is both a service to your nation as well as yourself. Signing up after college is great job opportunity. If the military is the path you choose, you will already be in better standing because you have a degree. After enlisting with a bachelors degree you will then go through a rigorous…

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Hip-hop has often spoke out against anything that happens to be government-related. However, several key figures in hip-hop once served in the U.S. military. In honor of Memorial Day, we have compiled a list of hip-hop stars who served in the military. Click continue to view.

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Law enforcement in Atlanta have issued a warrant for Gucci Mane’s arrest after the famously troubled but talented rap label boss allegedly broke a bottle over the head a soldier during a club appearance. Channel 2 Action News states that the soldier, who had recently returned from Afghanistan and was celebrating his birthday, was looking…

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When it comes to black soldiers and blacks in the military, Dr. Martin Luther King may have said it best, “We all have a responsibility to the country we call home.” In a time when politicians  are referred to as “politricksters’ and most of the country is suspicious  of government, Memorial Day allows Americans an…

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The National Veterans Coalition recently started a fundraising effort to build a bronze monument of the famous Buffalo Soldier Col. Charles Young. When completed, the statue, which will be erected in Washington, D.C., will be the first in the nation to showcase a black military officer on a horse. The term “Buffalo Soldier” originated with…

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