Remembering Pearl Harbor and Dorie Miller
By Christopher Moore, Author: Fighting For America: Black Soldiers, The Unsung Heroes of World War II. Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m., Doris “Dorie” Miller was below deck collecting laundry when his ship, the U.S.S. West Virginia, was struck by the first of five aircraft torpedoes and two 1,000-lb bombs. Miller scrambled on deck—under a hail of machine-gun fire from strafing enemy...
Remembering Frantz Fanon
On this day, 50 years ago, Frantz Fanon passed away. A psychiatrist, Pan-Africanist, writer, and revolutionary, he was born in Martinique in 1925. In 1952 he published Black Skin, White Masks, which exposed the negative effects of colonization on the mental state of subjugated peoples. As a psychiatrist in Algeria, he joined the FLN (National Liberation Front), which waged a war of ...