Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.
Michael Corcoran (September 21, 1827 – December 22, 1863) was an Irish American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War & a close confidant of President Abraham Lincoln. As its colonel, he led the 69th New York Regiment to Washington, D.C. & was one of the first to serve in the defense of Washington. He then led the 69th into action at the First Battle of Bull Run. As brigadier general, he left the 69th & formed the Corcoran Legion. He was born in County Sligo in Ireland
Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad was known for his work as the Black Power General and as a powerful Black activist. Jan. 12, his life, legacy and the 69th anniversary of his physical day were celebrated by local activists, community members and leaders of the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn.
The 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly began yesterday morning with a message of urgency and a strong dose of reality. Few leaders—most especially President Obama—could argue with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon when he said: “It may seem as if the world is falling apart, as crises pile up and disease spreads. But leadership is precisely about finding the seeds of hope and nurturing them into something bigger. That is our duty.”
Mainstream media outlets have censored the comments made by the Argentine president at the United Nations General Assembly where she harshly criticized the US international policies. During her speech before the United Nations 69th General Assembly on September 24, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner covered a variety of issues from economic reforms needed at […]