Tag Archives: story

The Real-Life Story of Watchmen’s Lt. Battle, the NYPD’s First Black Officer

HBO Watchmen’s sixth episode features the character Lieutenant Battle. Battle was a real-life NYPD officer and the first black American to join the force. He faced similar discrimination as Will Reeves in Watchmen. The sixth episode of HBO’s Watchmen recalls the person of Samuel Jesse Battle. Born in 1883, Battle would become the first black… Read More »

‘The doctor told me I would lose my eye, part of my jaw, and most of my cheek’ – Dublin woman shares mouth cancer story

Over the following years had multiple basal cell carcinomas and keratocysts removed. This, she says, “had one advantage – I was a regular patient of Prof Gerry Kearns, maxillofacial consultant in St James’s”. In October 2016, Mairead, from Dublin, was in St James for another routine operation, to remove a keratocyst, when she mentioned to… Read More »