“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer
The dead. The injured. The anguish. All the result of bombs that were set to explode at the finish line just over four hours after the start of the Boston Marathon. Right now the sane among us will suggest caution. We’ll suggest restraint. We’ll suggest the giving of blood. There will be time to mourn. We will mourn the dead and injured. I also mourn the Boston Marathon and how it’s now been brutally disfigured.
“I never considered myself white… I never considered myself a North Dakotan… I never considered myself a basketball coach. I never considered myself a Yankee. I always think of myself as a human being first. I look at people that way.”- Dale Brown
There weren’t many basketball fans in the state of Louisiana who knew who Dale Brown was when he first arrived from Washington State. However, when he retired after the 1996-1997 season, it was extremely hard to find a fan who didn’t know who Dale Brown was.
Courtesy: San Jose State Athletics
One-fourth of the 1968 Olympic Games gold medal-winning USA 4×100 meter relay team, Ronnie Ray Smith died on March 31 in a Los Angeles hospice, three days after his 64th birthday.
“Ronnie Ray Smith was one of the greatest sprinters in the 100 and 220 in our era,” says his former San Jose State teammate Kirk Clayton, one of the many greats of the two-decade Speed City Era from the mid 1950’s through the 1970’s.
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Ronnie Ray Smith. He will be truly missed. I thank God for allowing him to be in all of our lives for different reasons. Ronnie had a beautiful soul and was a true spirit in deed. You are in my prayers. God bless!
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Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and John Carlos talked about their experiences fighting for civil rights. Representative Lewis was the chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966 and he drew from those experiences in his books Walking with the Wind and Across That Bridge. John Carlos won the bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. As the U.S. national anthem played at the awards ceremony, John Carlos and his gold medal-winning African-American teammate, Tommie Smith, wore black gloves and raised their fists in a black power salute to protest injustices faced by African Americans at home.
Kioni ‘Popcorn’ Marshall is an up-and-coming poet – and she’s only 12-years-old. Despite her age, she has earned the respect and admiration of the NYC poetry community by developing her own unique voice and bravely exploring mature themes like alienation, abandonment, loneliness, and abuse.
By Laura Beck
Here’s something that’ll make you curse your own fool fingers and brain for not knowing how to do ANYTHING well.
At just 11 years old, child prodigy cellist Malik Kofi is… well, mind-blowing. Most of us might not be able to tell the difference between a good cellist and a great one — honestly, I can’t tell the difference between a good cellist and a shitty violinist — but his adult contemporaries say he’s something special.
Black Economic Council: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)
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