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War and Travel, Unlikely Allies

Black Americans have actively participated in every war and military skirmish since the United States was first conceived, even as a colony. But it was during the Spanish-American War in 1898 that black soldiers first had the opportunity to leave … Continue reading

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Repost: Fly Brother Podcast – Peace, Love & Black History

Originally posted one year and three days ago. Season 1, Episode 2: Peace, Love & Black History February 1, 2010 (39:22) “Black Thunder” by Paul Colin In this episode of the Fly Brother Podcast: Celebrating Black History Month with Black … Continue reading

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From the AV Room: Baby Brasília

Inaugurated in 1960 as Brazil’s brand-spanking-new capital, Brasília was built on a high, semi-arid plateau in the mid-western region of the country to bring money and people into the vast and empty interior. The city has certainly filled-out since these … Continue reading

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Fly Original: James Weldon Johnson

Black History Month ended on February 28th, and though it wasn’t mentioned much on Fly Brother, all month long, my ninth-grade world history students had to present an African-American hero to their class for a test grade. One of these … Continue reading

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