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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»

Documentary director Robert Greene and producer Bennett Elliott were in Phoenix to promote the local release of 'Bisbee ’17.' They plan to show the movie annually in Bisbee so that this chapter in the town’s history is not forgotten.

America had just entered the “war to end all wars” in Europe. Demand for metal ore was rising. Unionists and radical socialists were demanding better wages. That was the backdrop in Bisbee on July 12, 1917, when a mob rousted 1,200 miners from their homes at gunpoint Read more»

French soldiers at Verdun in 1916.

Analysis: The 'Great War' introduced mechanized technology and the soulless calculus of attrition into warfare. Read more»

A WWI Memorial in Netherbury, England.

Analysis: The "Great War" is often overshadowed by World War II and later wars. Read more»

An Israeli soldier praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, 2008.

Gaza and Jerusalem were promised to both the Arabs and the Jews. They're still fighting nearly a century later. Read more»

In this photo from June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie walk to their a car in Sarajevo minutes before their assassination.

The tinderbox of circumstances and realities that required only the tiniest of sparks to plunge the world into thirty years of global chaos a century ago are in many ways still with us today. Read more»

WWI Troops in Bordeaux, France

One hundred years ago, on the morning of June 28, 1914, a slight, 19-year-old Serbian nationalist raised a small pistol. He fired at the motorcade of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie, killing them both and triggering a chain reaction as the world’s empires reacted to the murders. Within 37 days, the world was at war. Read more»

A WWI Memorial in Netherbury, England

Later this week, the world will mark 100 years since the assassination of an Austrian prince in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo dragged the great powers of the time into a conflict they called "the war to end all wars." Read more»

Commentary: Many of the crises we face today follow from what was done — and not done — after ‘the eleventh hour’ ended World War I. Read more»

French soldiers at Verdun in 1916.

It began inauspiciously enough — a prosaic start to the year that would launch the bloodiest war the world had ever known; one which, in one form or another, has raged on in different, ever more insidious forms for a century now. The idea that World War I can be viewed merely between 1914 and 1918 is absurd. It is the war that has never ended. The events of a century ago continue to define the modern world and drive its bloody conflicts. Read more»

Women places flowers at a grave at the Memphis National Cemetery on Friday in Memphis, Tenn.

There will be barbecue and maybe, you'll spend a few moments to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about: remembering those who gave their lives in service. But the national holiday, celebrated since 1868, is more than just a long weekend to kick off the summer. Read more»

Florence Green, the world’s last known veteran of the First World War, passed away at the age of 110 in King's Lynn, England. Read more» 1