Which One Is Your Favorite Portrait of a U.S President?

Barack Obama

Abraham Lincoln

George Washington

Bill Clinton

Richard Nixon

Teddy Roosevelt 

John F. Kennedy

Thomas Jefferson

Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Ronald Reagan

From the artist Sharp Writer

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Sergeant Sues Police Department Over Training Video That Depicts a Black Cop as A Monkey

Arthur Scott, a San Diego police sergeant, is suing his police department because he believes that a cartoon that was shown during a training event was “racist” and depicted an African American officer as a “monkey,” KGTV reports.

Scott says that when he tried to communicate his concerns about the video, he “was transferred to a different division,” KGTV explains.

The cartoon at the center of the lawsuit was made in the early 1900s, KGTV reports, and depicted San Diego’s first African American police officer, Officer Frank McCarter, as a monkey. The cartoon reportedly also featured “derogatory comments about Asians.”

http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/01/san_diego_sergeant_arthur_scott_sues_department_because_training_video_depicts.html

Black Smokejumpers Helped Save The American West

One group was charged with dismantling — and, if necessary, battling the forest fires caused by — the incendiary balloon bombs: the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the Triple Nickels or Triple Nickles. Like the Tuskegee Airmen and others, the Triple Nickles were pioneers in a severely segregated U.S. military.

“We were the first and only paratroopers of color in 1944,” says Triple Nickle Association President Joseph Murchison, 84, from his home in Tampa, Fla. “It was the proudest period of my life, being in the Triple Nickles and doing something that nobody else was doing.”

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/npr-history-dept/2015/01/22/376973981/how-black-smokejumpers-helped-save-the-american-west?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150122

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