Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell made history when he served under President George W. Bush as the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), making him the first African American to achieve this feat. The retired U.S. Army four-star general holds a number of badges, awards and major titles from his years of military service, and is the only African-American to advise on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acquiring the chairman position from 1989-1993. Powell was also one of the handful of Republicans to publicly endorse President Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election.  
 (Photo: AP Photo/CBS News, Mary F. Calvert)

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This Day in Black History: Aug. 17, 1993

Colin Powell gets $6 million for the rights to publish his biography.

This Day in Black History: July 25, 1992

Gen. Colin Powell dedicates Buffalo Soldiers monument at Fort Leavenworth on July 25, 1992.

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General Colin Powell's throwback Thursday selfie goes viral on Facebook.

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President Obama launches program to help young men of color reach their full potential.

News: What Do You Know About the Buffalo Soldiers?

A brief history lesson about the Buffalo Soldiers. (2/12/2014)
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