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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Minority Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to minority Veterans, service members, and their supporters on a weekly basis.


02/17/2020 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Elgin Baylor, who served as a Reservist while also playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. Elgin Baylor grew up in Washington, D.C., playing high school basketball on and off due to poor grades. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Elgin!

02/17/2020 09:37 AM EST

This episode of Borne the Battle features Air Force Veteran Charlynda Scales. She is a TEDx Speaker, Seasoned Brand Ambassador, and Girl Scout Gold Award Winner, and an entrepreneur. [From VAntage Point]

02/14/2020 03:32 PM EST

The Center for Minority Veterans (CMV) partnered with the Center for Women Veterans (CWV) and Blacks In Government this week to honor Black History Month. On February 11th, The CWV and CMV hosted a luncheon and special screening of the documentary film: Six Triple Eight: No Mail, Low Morale highlighting the accomplishments of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-African American women Army unit to deploy overseas during WWII.

02/14/2020 10:00 AM EST

Lt. Col. Joseph Henry Ward, M.D., was the first African American hospital director in VA’s history. Appointed in January 1924, he oversaw the Veterans Bureau’s first and only racially segregated Veterans’ hospital. Located in Tuskegee, Ala., only employees of African American heritage staffed the hospital until 1954. [From VAntage Point]

02/13/2020 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Tim James, who joined after an NBA career with the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers. Tim James had family connections to the military, his uncle and older brother having served in the Marines. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Tim!