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Military dad surprises daughter at college graduation

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:37 am May 22, 2014 A recent college grad got the shock of her life when her dad surprised her at her graduation. Ruby Robinson, a graduate of the Columbia Engineering School, assumed that her father, U.S. Army Reserve Captain Keith Robinson, would not be able to attend the ceremony due to […]

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Defense Secretary calls for military to review discriminatory hair policies


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:17 am April 30, 2014 In response to criticism about the American military’s newly revised policies regarding hairstyles, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the branch to review the regulations. Hagel’s orders come on the heels of a complaint filed by 16 women of the Congressional Black Caucus, that alleges the regulations which […]

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Family demands investigation into death of daughter in military

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:51 am January 3, 2014 St. Louis native LaVena Johnson of was a bubbly, intelligent young woman who had high hopes of making an impact while serving her country. As a member of the military, Johnson served overseas in Iraq, just shortly after the U.S. embarked on the Iraq war. Her tragic […]

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What Did You Think of President Obama’s State of the Union Address?

Last night, President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address. We want to hear from you! What do you think of President Obama’s SOTU speech? Did it leave you hopeful? Dissatisfied? Indifferent? Sound off below!

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Pentagon Lifts Ban on Female Service Members in Combat

The Pentagon has officially lifted the ban on female service members in combat.

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Ask, Tell

By Summer M. 9:05 am December 20, 2010 I opened my eyes and abandoned my nihilist reveries to learn that Christmas came early for many members of the LGBT community.  Last weekend, the Senate repealed “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” a policy that banned gays and lesbians from openly serving in the Armed Forces.  Established in […]

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