Colin Powell, First Black Secretary of State, Dies at 84 From COVID-19 Amid Cancer Battle

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Show. The first black U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff a major political historic cultural figure has died at the age of 84, general Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19, according to his family. Of course, lots of controversy during his career. He went before the UN Security Council made the case for war against Iraq. He, of course, reveal himself to be an Obama supporter and to many of us who at one point thought he might be a viable Republican candidate for office, that was all scuttled when he confirmed that he was essentially a liberal. And our political differences with colon Powell don't change our respect for his life and his legacy and most important the pain and grief that his family is feeling at his loss.

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