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Blog Archive

Wed, 19.01.2022

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Basketball Player born

*Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was born on this date in 1969. He is a Black former professional basketball player and activist. Born Chris Jackson in Gulfport, Mississippi, the is the son of Jacqueline Jackson. He was raised in a single-parent family and his two brothers, Omar and David. His childhood was characterized by poverty, as there were […]

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Wed, 19.01.2022

Lusia Harris, Basketball Player born

*Lusia Harris was born on this date in 1955. She was a Black basketball player, one of the women’s professional basketball pioneers. Harris was born to Ethel Harris and Willie Harris, a cranberry farmer in Minter City, Mississippi. She is the tenth of eleven children and the fourth of five daughters. All her brothers and one of […]

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Sat, 01.01.2022

Black Love, Black Critique, Seimone Augustus

Seimone Augustus Is a former WNBA basketball player and current coach. In this segment, she shares her love and desires for the black community.

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Sat, 18.12.2021

Deion Sanders, Athlete, and Coach born

*Deion Sanders was born on this date in 1967. He is a Black former professional athlete, sports analyst. Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. was born in Fort Myers, Florida. He is one of the rare successful professional two-sport athletes. He is a current college football coach. He attended North Fort Myers High School in North Fort […]

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Fri, 03.12.2021

Bob Ryland, Tennis Player, and Coach born

*Bob Ryland was born on this date in 1920. He was a Black tennis player and coach. Bob Ryland was born in Chicago; his mother and twin brother died of pneumonia when he was a baby. His father, Robert, sent him to live with his grandmother in Mobile, Alabama, where he helped his great grandfather […]

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Sat, 27.11.2021

Rod Carew, Baseball Player born

*Rod Carew was born on this date in 1945. He is a former Afro Panamanian baseball player and coach. Rodney Cline Carew is the son of Olga Teoma and Eric Carew Sr., a painter. Carew is a Zonian and was born to an Afro Panamanian mother on a train in the town of Gatún, which, […]

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Tue, 23.11.2021

Black History And The Canadian Football League, a story

*We celebrate Black history and the Canadian Football League (CFL) on this date in 1946. In many cases, Blacks in America pursued professional football opportunities in the CFL unavailable in the United States. Especially in the mid-20th century, many Black players came to Canada to avoid the racially charged atmosphere of Jim Crow America. For many years, […]

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Tue, 23.11.2021

Herb Trawick, Football Player born

*Herb Trawick was born on this date in 1921. He was a Black professional football player. Trawick was born and raised in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Kentucky State University and graduated with a degree in physical education. Collegiately, Trawick was a three-time All-American in football from 1940 to 1942. After school, he enlisted in the […]

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Mon, 22.11.2021

Dennis Rodman, Basketball Player born

*Dennis Rodman was born on born this date in 1961. He is a Black former professional basketball player. Dennis Keith Rodman was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Shirley and Philander Rodman, Jr., an Air Force enlisted man who later fought in the Vietnam War. When he was young, his father left his […]

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Sun, 14.11.2021

Willie Thrower, Football Player born

*Willie Thrower was born on this date in 1930. He was a Black college and NFL football player. Born near Pittsburgh in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Willie Lee Thrower played halfback in the single-wing formation for New Kensington High (present-name: Valley High School) as a freshman just after the end of World War II in 1945. […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The first thing you do is to forget that i’m Black.Second, you must never forget that i’m Black. You should be able to dig Aretha,but don’t play her every... FOR THE WHITE PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW HOW TO BE MY FRIEND by Pat Parker
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