Veterans exposed to burn pits, toxins urged to apply for retroactive benefits
WASHINGTON — A deadline for a year’s worth of backdated benefits is fast approaching for U.S. veterans suffering illnesses after exposure to open burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxins. Nearly a year ago, President Joe Biden signed the PACT Act, a law supporters describe as the largest expansion of veteran benefits in U.S. history. […]
Colin Powell embodied the ‘two-ness’ of the African-American experience | Opinion
A patriot and a Black man, Powell died Monday at the age of 84 from complications related to COVID-19.