| Aug 5, 2012
| 11:37 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- A New Orleans bartender who accused Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. of pushing her has dropped all charges against him, bar management said Wednesday.
The unnamed female bartender told police Gooding stopped by the Old Absinthe...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
George Hickman, one of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen, and a longtime usher at University of Washington athletic events and press box attendant at Seahawks games, died on Sunday. He was 88.
Hickman’s death prompted a wave of condolences...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NEW YORK - LaTroy Hawkins has heard the stories from his 87-year-old grandfather, about his days of picking cotton in Mississippi, about the times when there were no black players in big league baseball.
And about what it meant when Jackie Robinson...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:39 AM
The story of the Tuskegee Airmen gets fresh treatment in this George Lucas-produced drama that truly takes flight in its superbly filmed aerial sequences.
The script recounts how the young African-American pilots were called up to serve as U.S. forces...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 7:39 PM
A famous retired Tuskegee Airman drew a large crowd at a fundrasing event for a local national monument Saturday evening.
More than 50 people attended the fundrasing event for the Friends of the Booker T. Washington National Monument. It was held at...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:24 PM
World War II veteran, Elvin Edward Thomas, 93, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was called home Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, after a short illness.
Born Oct. 29, 1919, in Sun, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence Megginson and Amelia Thomas.
He received his high...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Elvin E. Thomas died Monday after a short illness at age 93, an end to an adult life that began after high school as a hotel bellhop before he was drafted in World War II and sent to Italy with the famed, all-black Tuskegee Airmen.
The highly decorated...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 3:55 PM
The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen, at a time when there were many people who thought that black men lacked intelligence, skill, courage and patriotism. They came from...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Fantasy of Flight, an aviation-themed attraction in Polk County, is paying tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen during this week’s Legends and Legacies Symposium Series. Five pilots — including Oviedo’s Raymond Cassagnol and Hiram E. Mann of...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Fantasy of Flight in Polk CityÂ is hosting the Tuskegee Airmen in honor of Black History Month Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-12. The open forum/Q&A symposiums will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with meet-and-greets to follow. More th...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Looks like the slow season has quickly faded at our theme parks and attractions. Two major multi-week festivals open this weekend, plus some new arrivals and activities are available. Here's a brief look. + Bands, Brew & BBQ begins Saturday at SeaWorld...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A Congressional Gold Medal replica will be awarded posthumously on June 18th by Illinois, 9th District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky to Fred Hutcherson, Jr. in honor …...