WWII

Henry Parham, a Black World War II veteran who served on D-Day with an all-Black combat unit, died of bladder cancer on July 4. He was 99.
/ July 17, 2021
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
Frank Levingston is 110-years-old and is the oldest living American veteran.
/ December 8, 2015
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
For World War II veteran Johnnie Hodges, Sr., being able to repurchase his home after having been evicted in July 2015 was nothing short of remarkable.
/ November 10, 2015
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGrio REPORT – An NPR investigation has uncovered a disturbing aspect of the secret chemical experiments conducted during World War II: the test subjects were chosen by race.
/ June 22, 2015
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO REPORT – The dreams of two women, one of whom was a real-life “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII, came true earlier this month when their wish to meet the Blue Angels was granted.
/ August 26, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO REPORT – When Allies hit the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago this week, there were black soldiers, but the US Army’s assault force was still segregated. In fact, the US First Army Omaha Beach assault team had less than 500 blacks out of 29,714 troops…
/ June 6, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
VIDEO – It’s not unusual when two war veterans get together to chat about old times. But it is a historic event when both are 107 years old…
/ December 25, 2013