Colin Powell died Monday. He was the first Black U.S. secretary of state. He was the first Black national security adviser. He was a four-star general and the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His military and political career was both groundbreaking and hugely influential.
All of those things should be remembered and honored.
But in the immediate aftermath of his death, there was controversy about how he died — and how it was being reported.
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