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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 11, 2019.

Donald Trump Flys Off the Handle in July Fourth Speech, Talmbout Airports During Revolutionary War

Donald Trump Flys Off the Handle in July Fourth Speech, Talmbout Airports During Revolutionary War

Donald Trump’s decision to insert himself in Independence Day celebrations in the nation’s capital resulted in a tale of two Fourths — and an erroneous, anachronistic reference to airports being present during the time of the Revolutionary War.

During what he hyped as an extravagant “Salute to America” July Fourth celebration, complete with military tanks and airplane flyovers, Trump, as rain...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 04, 2019. 15 comments

#BoycottTrump4thOfJuly Trends 1 Day Before Trump’s Yuuuge Plans to Hijack the National Holiday

#BoycottTrump4thOfJuly Trends 1 Day Before Trump’s Yuuuge Plans to Hijack the National Holiday

U.S. presidents traditionally have been hands-off when it comes to the Fourth of July so as to avoid politicizing commemorations of the nation’s birth. But not Donald Trump, whose decision to insert himself in Washington, D.C.’s annual celebration with a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and an elaborate display of military might had the hashtag #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly trending Wednesday.

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Jul 02, 2019.

Pentagon Lifts Ban on Transgender Service Members in the Military

Pentagon Lifts Ban on Transgender Service Members in the Military

The Pentagon has ended the ban on transgender people in the military, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced at a press conference Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Post, the decision to lift the ban comes after a yearlong struggle with senior officials on how exactly the change would be made.

The Post notes that transgender men and woman already serve in the...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif May 03, 2019. 8 comments

Reports of Sexual Assault in the Military Soar by 50 Percent to More Than 20,000

Reports of Sexual Assault in the Military Soar by 50 Percent to More Than 20,000

Fueled by a significant increase in attacks on women in the military ages 17-24, reports of sexual assault in the military soared by 50 percent in 2018 from the same period two years before, according to a Pentagon survey released Thursday.

The daunting news was a major setback for the U.S. military’s efforts to reduce sexual assault in the military, with the Pentagon saying there will be...

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Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Feb 13, 2019. 11 comments

Overcompensator-in-Chief Takes Mulligan on Military Parade

Overcompensator-in-Chief Takes Mulligan on Military Parade

Remember 2017? Remember when we were all wondering what the fuck covfefe meant while wondering what our white coworkers were going to do with all those vagina hats?

Well, Donald Trump remembers the good old bad old days. So fondly, in fact, he’s resurrected an old hit.

After losing his first bid for an Independence Day military parade similar to the spectacle he saw on a visit to Paris, The New...

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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jan 03, 2019. 12 comments

Sabrina Setlur, One of Germany's Biggest Ever Hip-Hop Stars, Was One of My Babysitters Growing Up 

Sabrina Setlur, One of Germany's Biggest Ever Hip-Hop Stars, Was One of My Babysitters Growing Up 

The internet can take you down very strange rabbit holes, but sometimes those rabbit holes remind you of good times past. Such was the case recently as I perused Facebook looking to see what shenanigans the people I follow were up to. Somebody posted the music video for “Bist du down?” a 2017 single with a ’90s-era R&B/hip-hop feel by German (well, Ghanaian-German) rapper Ace Tee.

The video...

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Yesha Callahan Yesha Callahan May 07, 2018.

Obama Administration Supports Registering Women for Military Draft

Obama Administration Supports Registering Women for Military Draft

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. 

"As old barriers for military service are being removed, the administration supports—as a logical next step—women registering for the Selective Service," Ned Price, a spokesman for Obama's National Security Council, said in a statement.

Although...

Samantha Kellie-Ann Black Samantha Kellie-Ann Black Apr 30, 2018. 24 comments

That Time I Almost Stabbed A Couple Rednecks Who Saw My Headwrap And Assumed I Was Muslim

That Time I Almost Stabbed A Couple Rednecks Who Saw My Headwrap And Assumed I Was Muslim

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.

I was an immigrant — my family came to America from Jamaica when I was 10 — and female children of immigrants are often taught by their parents that your life path is limited to three options:

1. Have a...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Mar 02, 2018.

Parents of Dallas Shooter Micah Johnson Break Silence

Parents of Dallas Shooter Micah Johnson Break Silence

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.

Delphine Johnson, the 25-year-old's mother, detailed how she watched her son change from a happy, outgoing...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Feb 25, 2018. 12 comments

Why I Hate Referring to Anybody in My Family as ‘Step’ Anything

Why I Hate Referring to Anybody in My Family as ‘Step’ Anything

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 .

The Loving Generation Explores the Lives of Biracial Children Born After Mixed-Race Marriages Were…

When you...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Dec 17, 2017. 21 comments

It Turns Out This ‘Decorated Army Hero’ Must Have Earned a Distinguished Medal for Lying-Ass Liars

It Turns Out This ‘Decorated Army Hero’ Must Have Earned a Distinguished Medal for Lying-Ass Liars

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 fraud.

According to the New York Post, Wright had convinced friends, relatives...

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Kenya Downs Kenya Downs Nov 25, 2017. 7 comments

For Dreadlocked Servicewomen, the Fight for Acceptance Is Both a Military and Civilian Battle

For Dreadlocked Servicewomen, the Fight for Acceptance Is Both a Military and Civilian Battle

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.

A decade-old ban on dreadlocks is finally coming to an end.

“After all my years...

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Nov 04, 2017. 9 comments

Court Blocks Trump’s Transgender Military Ban, Cites His Announcement via Twitter

Court Blocks Trump’s Transgender Military Ban, Cites His Announcement via Twitter

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.

On Monday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Trump’s directive banning new transgender recruits from enlisting cannot be enforced while the case is being reviewed in court.

The Hill reports that in August,...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Oct 26, 2017. 15 comments

Family of Fallen Soldier Finally Receives $25,000 Check From Trump

Family of Fallen Soldier Finally Receives $25,000 Check From Trump

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.

WTVD-TV reports that the check was delivered via FedEx from Trump’s New York City address to the home of Christopher and Jessie Baldridge in Zebulon, N.C. The Baldridges’ son, Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, was killed in Afghanistan in June.

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Oct 24, 2017. 16 comments

Congresswoman Who Called Out Trump’s Disrespectful Comments to Military Widow Now Getting Threats

Congresswoman Who Called Out Trump’s Disrespectful Comments to Military Widow Now Getting Threats

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 a military ambush in Niger earlier this month.

Wilson, who was in the car...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Oct 23, 2017. 8 comments

Today in Obama: Soon as I Get Home

Today in Obama: Soon as I Get Home

In which we look back at simpler times.

While we’re waiting for the real Melania Trump to please stand up, let’s throw it back to Oct. 19, 2011. Here, President Barack Obama and forever-my-(first-)lady Michelle were at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Va., sharing a moment.

Ummmmfff. I’m blushing over my coffee over here. How did they ever get anything done giving each other looks like...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Aug 19, 2017. 13 comments

House Republicans to Troops: Pay for Your Own Damn GI Bill

House Republicans to Troops: Pay for Your Own Damn GI Bill

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 taxing them for their own benefits.

According to the Military Times, House...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 17, 2017. 16 comments

Trump Used Twitter to Announce Ban Against Transgender People Serving in the Military Because He’s an Asshole

Trump Used Twitter to Announce Ban Against Transgender People Serving in the Military Because He’s an Asshole

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.

Also, because Donald Trump is a dirtbag, he made the announcement, which will affect some 11,000 transgender people who are...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jan 06, 2017.

‘Die N--ger’: Fort Hood Soldier’s Car Vandalized 

‘Die N--ger’: Fort Hood Soldier’s Car Vandalized 

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.

According to the Killeen Daily Herald, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Charlot was getting ready to leave Killeen for Houston, his hometown, for the Christmas holiday when he got a call that his vehicle, a...

Jul 19, 2016.

Angry, Paranoid and Trained to Kill: How America Made the Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas Shooters

Angry, Paranoid and Trained to Kill: How America Made the Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas Shooters

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, 29—were killed by police during their violent rampages, so their true motives...

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