Tag: World War II

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker To Be Honored As the First Black Woman Entombed in Famed Parisian Panthéon

American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent and civil rights activist Josephine Baker will make history and receive one of the highest honors France can offer, 46 years after her death. The New York Times’ Constant Méheut has reported that Baker will become the first Black woman to be entombed in…

'Trump is Hitler' Comparisons Intensify

The New York Daily News on Sunday blared on its front page “Trump is Hitler,” quoting comedian, actor and producer Louis C.K., who made the comparison in an email newsletter to fans over the weekend. That was one of a flurry of comparisons in recent days between GOP presidential candidate…

World War II Hero Chester Nez Dies at 93

By Julissa Catalan Chester Nez, who died on Wednesday at age 93, once recalled that as a young student, speaking his native Navajo language resulted in his receiving a beating or having his mouth washed out with “a bitter, brown soap.” In later years, this very language garnered Nez the…