James Banning was the first African-American male aviator to receive his pilot’s license. Born in 1899, Banning’s family moved to Ames, Oklahoma when he was a young adult.

Black Friday bargain hunters beware. There’s a good chance you won’t score that doorbuster deal you’ve set your heart on. Retail experts say the annual hype and hoopla that surrounds Black Friday also masks some nasty surprises. The most painful: The crushed hopes of hundreds of midnight shoppers, who camped outside for hours in the […]