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Bill Russell with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Sylvia Mendez at the White House before receiving the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

As dozens of GOP-controlled state legislatures across the U.S. have either considered or enacted laws restricting how race is taught in public schools, numerous stories have been published over the years exploring the rich terrain of Black history. Read more»

El mural pintado por Lucretia Torva y Jennifer White está en el lado oeste del Footprint Center en el centro de Phoenix.

La Shining Light Foundation encargó 28 murales, que representan los días del Mes de la Historia Negra, como parte del Proyecto de Murales de la Historia Negra para educar y empoderar a los arizonenses. Read more»

Una foto del Col. Charles Young, tomada entre 1917 y 1919, lleva la leyenda: 'Para nosotros, compañeros patriotas de color, no nos corresponde nuestro 'poco' sino lo mejor. Debemos cumplir con nuestro deber completo. Una parte de ese deber es comer sabiamente y sin desperdicio para ayudar a ganar esta guerra mundial. Suyo por Raza y País, (firmado) Charles Young, Coronel, Ejército de los Estados Unidos.'

El Ejército de EE.UU. ascendió al Col. Young, el legendario oficial negro de los Soldados Búfalo, un siglo después de su muerte. Luchó contra Pancho Villa y comandandó Ft. Huachuca en 1917. Read more»

A photo of Col. Charles Young, taken between 1917-1919, bears the caption: 'To us, colored fellow patriots, falls not our 'bit' but our best. We must perform our full duty. A part of that duty is to eat wisely and without waste in order to help win this world war. Yours for Race and Country, (signed) Charles Young, Colonel, U.S. Army.'

The U.S. Army's first Black colonel, Charles Young, died a century ago after serving as the commander of Ft. Huachuca, but was just recognized with a promotion to brigadier general. Read more»

One of 'Just' Dixon’s murals depicts Black Olympic medalists Alice Coachman, Simone Biles and Tommie Smith. The mural took six days to complete.

The Shining Light Foundation commissioned 28 murals representing the days of Black History Month for the Black History Mural Project, started last year to educate and empower Arizonans - each mural features prominent or impactful Black figures with a unique theme. Read more»

A Confederate flag, center, was flown last week by the honor guard at the front of the Tucson rodeo parade, along with a U.S. flag, and the flags of Arizona and Mexico and a variant of the 'castles and lions' Spanish royal standard.

"The Confederate flag is a symbol of slavery, oppression, and white supremacy. Yet, year after year, the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee embraces the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and displays it with the color guard leading the parade." — Tucson Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz Read more» 10

Today on Buckmaster — We talk eating healthy when dining out with Dr. Victoria Maizes of the Center for Integrative Medicine. Also, a conversation about Black History Month with Jonathan Peck of the Tucson Urban League. Read more»