Monday, April 12, 2021

Meet Melanated Mariners

Last summer, in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US during his arrest by police and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Buki Hough...

April 12, 2021
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Captain Mulzac WW2 Hero and America’s First Black Master Mariner

When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, it faced a shortage of merchant mariners. With supplies in desperate needs overseas a massive sealift would require not...

February 16, 2021
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Dr. Gladys West inducted into Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame

Meet The Navy’s GPS Pioneer Dr. Gladys West

Looking back on the legacies of some of the amazing women who have contributed to the field of technology at sea. Trailblazers in their fields, these women broke down barriers,...

February 12, 2021
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Black History Month – Meet The US Navy’s First Female African-American Officers

by Adam Bisno (US Navy History Command) Quite suddenly, and contrary to expectations, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt agreed to reopen the Navy to African-American women in October 1944. Not since World...

February 12, 2021
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Golden 13 – The First Black Officer Training Course

In January 1944, there were nearly 100,000 Black Sailors in the United States Navy, but none were officers. That would change when a group of sixteen Black enlisted men were...

February 3, 2021
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

America’s First Black Sailors

“British gold and promises of personal freedom served as futile incentives among the Negroes of the American Navy; for them, the proud consciousness of duty well done served as a...

February 2, 2021
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Monday, July 20, 2020
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Blowin’ in the Wind

By Captain George Livingstone – I have not done a column for a while; it just did not seem I had anything to offer that was more important than what...

July 20, 2020
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Port Of New York Takes Lead In Official USCG Response To BLM

Two days ago gCaptain reported on the industry’s lack of response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the fact that, while the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command have...

June 18, 2020
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Maritime News

Lloyd’s of London Apologizes for ‘Shameful’ Role in Atlantic Slave Trade

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has apologized for its “shameful” role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic...

June 18, 2020
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Organization Of Black Maritime Graduates Endorses BLM Movement

While a handful of American maritime stakeholders, including Longshoreman unions and Military Sealift Command, took early and definitive action in support of black sailors, the majority of the industry has...

June 16, 2020
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

U.S. Navy to Bar Display of Confederate Flags

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy is working to ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces on Navy installations, ships and aircraft, the...

June 10, 2020
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. Port Workers Stop Work in Protest of George Floyd Killing

Dockworkers across the country stopped work today in a show of support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)...

June 9, 2020
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