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The South African Air Force Has Its First Black Woman C-130 Aircraft Commander

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The South African Air Force Has Its First Black Woman C-130 Aircraft Commander

For the first time in the South African Air Force's (SAAF) 97-year history, it has promoted a Black woman to become the commander of a C-130 military cargo plane. Her name is Major Nandi Zama. The 31-year-old joined the military after she graduated high school. "I went through military training and then I was at the central flying school in 2006 and got my wings in December", said Zama.   From there, Zama was transferred to the 41 Squadron, where she flew a single-engined utility aircraft called the Cessna Caravan. She then served in the 44 Squadron and got experience flying the...

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Spurs Honored Richard Overton, The Oldest Living WWII Veteran During Game

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Spurs Honored Richard Overton, The Oldest Living WWII Veteran During Game

At 110-years-old, Richard Overton is the nation's oldest living World War II Veteran. On Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs celebrated their special Military Appreciation Night by honoring Mr. Overton during their game against the Memphis Grizzlies.  A special #SpursSalute for Mr. Richard Overton, the oldest living WWII veteran. Thank you for your service! #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/3ePMoUV9xe — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 24, 2017 Overton enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served with the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion. The Spurs also wore military-inspired camouflage uniforms and presented the Army veteran with his very own Spurs camouflage jersey with his name and age...

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19-Year-Old Ronald McCullough, Jr. Will Be Graduating From College Two Years Early

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19-Year-Old Ronald McCullough, Jr. Will Be Graduating From College Two Years Early

  Photo via: Clark Atlanta University 19-year-old Ronald McCullough, Jr. has quite an impressive academic record. The former child genius skipped second grade, graduated early from Atlanta's Maynard Jackson High School, and started his collegiate journey at age 16. Now, Ronald will be graduating from Clark Atlanta University two full years before his fellow classmates. On May 22, Ronald will graduate with honors from his mother's alma mater with a Bachelor of Arts in biology.  When asked how he's been able to be so successful at a young age, Ronald responded: "I just wake up in the morning and do the right thing. Just by...

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Howard University Launches New Campus At Google's Headquarters

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Howard University Launches New Campus At Google's Headquarters

Today, Howard University announced that it has partnered with internet giant Google to launch its new campus Howard West, created to train and develop future Black engineers. The Howard West program provides Howard's rising junior and senior computer science majors the opportunity to spend 12 weeks learning from senior Google engineers and Howard faculty at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley, California. Howard West was also created to promote more diversity in the tech industry, as only 2% of Google's employees are Black. Howard graduate and Google's Vice President of Global Partnerships, Bonita Stewart explained, "For us, it is an opportunity to ensure that we are...

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Grab A Tissue! Watch Man Who Broke Up Teen Fight Emotionally Thank His Mother While Being Honored In Atlantic City

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Grab A Tissue! Watch Man Who Broke Up Teen Fight Emotionally Thank His Mother While Being Honored In Atlantic City

You might have seen a recent viral video of a man breaking up a fight between two teenagers in the streets of New Jersey. It was posted on Facebook on Monday, and since, has received millions of views for its inspirational message to the younger generation. Well now, that same man, 27-year-old Ibn Ali Miller, has been honored by Atlantic City's city council for his act of peacemaking. On Wednesday, Miller, who is a father of five, accepted the honor with a heartfelt thank you message to his mother. He shared in his emotional speech, that when he use to get in trouble as a...

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