Baton Rouge, La. — Oct. 18, 2021 — Today we have lost a trailblazer and icon. Colin Powell was a four-star general who served as the first African-American Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff, Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.
General Powell was a man of integrity. His leadership transcended political parties. He advocated for civility in American politics. He developed initiatives to uplift and educate our youth — the next generation of leaders. He was a great American and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.