The prize in a national competition for commencement speaker, President
Barack Obama handed out diplomas and a few hugs as the 280 graduates of
Kalamazoo Central High School filed across a stage in maroon and white
gowns Monday night.
Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee A. Archer, a Tuskegee Airman considered to be the only black ace pilot who also broke racial barriers as an executive at a major U.S. company and founder of a venture capital firm, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 90.
Jones, a gregarious African-American, has been described in the media as the guy who holds the most envious job in the Obama White House. The first green jobs czar in White House history, his is a path less traveled.
For breast cancer survivors and their families, pink is the color of courage. Close to 1, 400 guests joined friends and loved ones on Tuesday morning, to celebrate the kickoff breakfast for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touched down in Angola Sunday, the third leg of her African tour, which many analysts view as an attempt by the U.S. to play catch-up to China’s growing trade relations with Africa.