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What is a Real Veteran?

What is a Real Veteran?

When you think about it, all veterans share one thing in common – and only one thing. We served. In the past. Past tense. The idea of the citizen soldier is older than our country. In peacetime, we are citizens. In wartime, we are called to serve. After our...
The Black Heroine behind Amanda Gorman.

The Black Heroine behind Amanda Gorman.

Single mothers! The poem “The Hill We Climb” recited by Amanda Gorman during the Inauguration on January 20th, 2021 was also written for you. It was created and articulated by a brilliant young Black woman with her eye on the President’s office.   The poet’s dynamic...
The Black Woman In Me

The Black Woman In Me

As we approach Black History Month and Women’s History Month, I am presented with an opportunity to write about a Black woman.  So, I chose me! I am an Afro-Latina who also identifies as Black. On my census bureau application last year, I checked off Black, Hispanic...
We The People

We The People

This article was written by Yalitza Ledgister.  In June 2020, I promised that, in an effort to take a step towards ending the systematic oppression of Black veterans, I would hire a writer to elevate the voices of Black veterans, veterans of color, women veterans and...
Calling Out to End Racism.

Calling Out to End Racism.

This article was written by Yalitza Ledgister of the law firm of Attig | Curran | Steel, PLLC (I’m told a link to Yalitza’s bio is coming soon).  In June 2020, I promised that, in an effort to take a step towards ending the systematic oppression of Black...
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