Memorial Day: America’s strained salute to its black veterans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption These WWI soldiers returned to France in 1919 to receive the Croix de Guerre medal African Americans have been fighting in conflicts for the US since the Revolutionary War. But despite their sacrifices, the reverence that America usually sets aside for its warriors has not been so forthcoming. At…

Black Troops More Likely to Face Military Punishment Than Whites, New Report Says

Mortar gunners fire mortar rounds during training alongside Lithuanian forces at Pabrade Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania June 21, 2014.Spc. Brett Hurd, 173rd Airborne Brigade / U.S. Army Black service members are significantly more likely to face military punishment than their white colleagues, according to a new report that alleges rampant racial bias in the…