But Bishop Imogene Stewart, director of the Washington D.C.-based African American Veterans and Families, disputes reports that blacks are not going into the military as they once did.
"There is a contingent saying they (blacks) are not going to the military because they don't want to get killed.Black folks have been the backbone of all military service," Stewart
told BlackAmericaWeb.com."I have two boys who were in the military," said the 63-year-old who also runs a shelter."I don't care what they say: Support your own country."Stewart
applauds the leadership of President Bush in handling the Iraq war.
"I may be the only black human who will say this, but I thank God for George Bush," she