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France's first black general once fought a cavalry squadron by himself - and emerged unscathed

France's first black general, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas once fought an entire Austrian cavalry squadron by himself - and emerged practically unscathed. The fight took place during Napoleon Bonaparte's Italian Campaign of 1796-1797. Dumas, who was also the father of the famed author, Alexandre Dumas, wa


Catholic School Deletes Photo of Student in Blackface After Backlash

Angry complaints sparked after a Catholic school in Miami posted a photo of a student wearing blackface on its website and social media accounts. The photo, which was taken during a February Black History month celebration, shows fourth-graders from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School dressed as


Colin Powell speaks to major donors at Dana-Farber dinner

A candid speech by former Secretary of State Colin Powell highlighted a private dinner honoring the major donors to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its annual gala. The dinner, hosted by institute trustee Michele Kessler and her husband, Howard, took place Feb. 8 at the Kesslers' home. The even


The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

Fifteen years ago, on February 5, 2013, against the backdrop of worldwide mass demonstrations in opposition to the impending invasion of Iraq, then US Secretary of State Colin Powell argued before the United Nations that the government of Saddam Hussein was rapidly stockpiling "weapons of mass destr


A four-star guest: Colin Powell speaks at Dana-Farber donors' event

Retired Gen. Colin Powell knows all about being top dog. But on Thursday night, he didn't mind being a stand-in. The former Secretary of State, joint chiefs chairman and National Security Advisor addressed the major donors to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Thursday night at during a private din


Colin Powell stepping in for Katie Couric at Dana Farber event

The local Dana-Farber Cancer Institute folks have a good luck/bad luck relationship with scheduling karma. Remember a few years back when they snagged Rihanna for the Discovery Ball, only to have her cancel the day before due to illness? (She was spotted the next day in Los Angeles at the NBA All-St


Man Who Sold America the Iraq War Just Warned Iran Is Next, but Is Anyone Listening?

(ANTIMEDIA) - Fifteen years after the calamitous U.S. invasion of Iraq, an architect of the propaganda used to drum up support for the war is warning that it's happening again - this time with Iran. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, helped the then


Lie After Lie: What Colin Powell Knew About Iraq Fifteen Years Ago, and What He Told the UN

Colin Powell delivered his presentation making the case for war with Iraq at the United Nations fifteen years ago, on February 5, 2003. As much criticism as Powell received for this - he's called it "painful" and something that will "always be a part of my record" - it hasn't been close to what's ju


New York Times Gives Anti-Semitic Iran Firster Truther Space

The New York Times has very high standards for the lunatics it provides space to. Like Lawrence Wilkerson. Colin Powell's former chief of staff is unhinged even by the standards of the Iran Firsters. Lawrence Wilkerson, who once served as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff, believes


CBCF to Honor Gen. Colin Powell and African American Veterans During Avoice Heritage Celebration

On February 13, 2018, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will honor nine black veterans during its ninth annual Avoice Heritage Celebration in Washington, D.C. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.); a 100-year-old woman veteran who served in World War II; current Congressional Blac


Driven Down the Road to War

Fifteen years ago this week, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, took to the podium at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary Powell paint a clear picture that war was the only choice, that when "we confront a regime that harbors ambiti


Judge: Drive to recover Colin Powell's emails could be fruitful

A federal judge has rejected the federal government's bid to toss out a lawsuit demanding official action to recover emails former Secretary of State Colin Powell sent during his four years as America's top diplomat more than a decade ago. In a ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadd


Bohr, Caso, LeMay, Gaita lift WMC to 4-2, Pin Cancer @Mendham 2/9

General Colin Powell said success follows "preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." The whole West Morris Central wrestling team evoked that ethos after Saturday's Mt. Olive quad brought both success and learnings. "We started the day strong, beating Paramus and Mt. Olive, but we need to


Giving War Too Many Chances

I met John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Christmas Eve in 1969. I joined them and a small group of local peace activists in a Christmas fast for world peace in front of Rochester Cathedral in England, a short walk from where I lived with my family in Chatham Dockyard. I was 15 years old, and my father was


Tutu to speak at annual dinner

When the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities opened on North Main Street, foundation executive director Ed Hightower promised a diverse roster of guest speakers. And he's delivering. Following General Colin Powell and basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the podium at SIUE's Meridian Ballroo


Will the U.S. Go to War? Iran Says it Feels Like Iraq Right Before the Invasion

Iran's top diplomat has compared a recent U.S. exhibition about his country's alleged growing missile threat to the rhetoric heard in the days leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, raising fears that the White House's hardline stance against Tehran could erupt into conflict. Iranian Foreign Minis


Which Republicans Oppose Donald Trump? A Cheat Sheet

Colin Powell reportedly told the Long Island Association Tuesday afternoon that he is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Several people at the event tweeted that the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff made his endorsement, including Newsday


Hillary Clinton on Adele's endorsement: 'It meant a lot to me'

Hillary Clinton received an unexpected early birthday present Tuesday at the Adele concert she attended in Miami, when the pop star endorsed her for President of the United States. A noted Adele fan, the move really struck Clinton. During an interview with SiriusXM's Mark Thompson, the Democratic pr


Colin Powell says he plans to vote for Clinton, reports say

Former secretary of State Colin Powell intends to vote for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, for president, according to CNN and The New York Times. Powell announced he is voting for Clinton and denounced her opponent, Donald Trump while speaking before a Long Island trade group, the Times re


Colin Powell Says He's Voting for Hillary Clinton

The Republican praised his fellow former Secretary of State's leadership skills Colin Powell says he's voting for his fellow former Secretary of State this election season. Powell announced his intentions at a meeting of the Long Island Association on Tuesday, his assistant confirmed to TIME. Those