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Mon, 14.09.2020

Meadowlark Lemon born

*Meadowlark Lemon was born on this date in 1932.  He was a Black basketball player, actor, and Christian minister.  Meadow Lemon III was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Lemon made his first basketball hoop out of an onion sack and coat hanger, using an empty Carnation milk can to sink his first 2-point hoop.  He […]

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Sat, 12.09.2020

Naomi Osaka born

*Naomi Osaka was born this date in 1997.  She is a Black Japanese professional tennis player.  She was born in Chūō-ku, Osaka in Japan to Tamaki Osaka and Leonard François. Her mother is from Hokkaido, Japan, and her father is from Jacmel, Haiti. She has an older sister named Mari who is also a professional tennis […]

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Sat, 12.09.2020

Angel Goodrich born

*Angel Goodrich was born on this date in 1990.  She is a Black, Native American former professional basketball player and Fire Fighter.   Angel Goodrich was born in Glendale, Arizona to Jonathan and Fayth (Goodrich) Lewis. Jonathan is Black; Fayth is Native American (Cherokee). Goodrich herself is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.  Goodrich has two siblings, an older […]

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Mon, 31.08.2020

John Thompson, College Basketball Icon born

*John Thompson was born on this date in 1941. He was a Black basketball player and men’s college basketball coach.   John Robert Thompson Jr. was born and raised in Washington, D.C. As a child, his mother insisted on sending him to Catholic schools for the educational opportunities and academic challenges. At Archbishop Carroll High School, Thompson emerged as a […]

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Sat, 15.08.2020

The Pittsburgh Crawfords Baseball team formed

*On this date in 1932 we remember the Pittsburgh Crawfords.  They were one of the many Negro League Baseball teams in America.  Known as the Craws, they were based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team, previously known as the Crawford Colored Giants, was named after the Crawford Bath House, a recreation center in the Crawford neighborhood […]

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Sat, 15.08.2020

LeRoy Matlock born

*Leroy Matlock was born on this date in 1907.  He was a Black baseball player in the Negro Leagues.  Born in Moberly, MO., Matlock was one of the best left-handed pitchers in the 1930’s.  He played from 1929 to 1938 with several teams. He was selected to the 1935 and the 1936 East-West All-Star Game. […]

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Mon, 10.08.2020

Roosevelt Grier born

*Roosevelt Grier was born on this date in 1932.  He is a Black actor, singer, minister, and former professional football player.   Born in Cuthbert, Georgia as one of twelve children, Grier was named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  He played high school football at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey, graduating in 1951. […]

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Tue, 04.08.2020

Kenesaw Landis born

*Kenesaw Landis was born on this date in 1866.  He was a white-American federal judge and the first Commissioner of Baseball.    Kenesaw Mountain Landis was born in Millville, Ohio. His name was a spelling variation on the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the American Civil War, where his father was wounded in 1864. Landis […]

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Thu, 16.07.2020

Arthur Dorrington born

*Arthur Dorrington was born on this date in 1930.  He was a Black Canadian professional ice hockey player and Sheriff. A Nova Scotia native, James Arthur Dorrington learned to skate when he was 3, and began dreaming of a professional hockey career “soon as I could figure out how to hold the stick.”   Dorrington became […]

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Tue, 14.07.2020

Martin Dihigo, Baseball Icon born

*Martín Dihigo was born on this date in 1906.He was an Afro-Cuban professional baseball player.   Martín Magdaleno Dihigo Llanos was born in Cidra, Jesús María in Matanzas Province, Cuba. He began his professional career at the age of 16 as a substitute infielder for Habana in the Cuban League. His first summer in United […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Sex fingers toes in the marketplace near your father's church in hamlet , North Carolina- witness to this love in this calm fallow of these minds, there is no substitute for... DEAR JOHN, DEAR COLTRANE by Michael S. Harper.
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