Each year, the President of the United States designates February as African American History Month – a national celebration of both the accomplishments of and long struggle for equality for black Americans. In recognition of African American History Month 2011, the Compass has asked Coast Guard men and women about the valuable role mentoring plays in promoting both diversity and mission success in the Coast Guard.
La’Shanda Holmes, the service’s first African American female helicopter pilot, from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles where she has been quietly excelling in her first tour as a search and rescue pilot since pinning on her pilot wings in April 2010.
Kudos! You got it Sister la’ Shanda. Focus, self-discipline wins your goals.
La’Shanda did THAT! Big Up, sista!
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Good morning all
Almost weekly, we still hear, “The first black ‘this’..” or “The first African-American ‘that’..” As long as African-Americans are still setting precedents, black history is still needed to recognize the struggle behind those precedents.
ALL.OF.THIS. WE WILL NOT BE IGNORED!
Speak on it!