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August 28 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – August 28 *

1818 – Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, trader and founder of
Chicago, joins the ancestors.

1921 – Second Pan-African Congress meets in London, Brussels and… 407 more words

African American History

Little Leaguers shine in Williamsport

Aaron JohnsonSports Editor 

For two weeks a year, Williamsport, Pennsylvania is a young baseball players’ Disneyworld. These special groups of preteens take their collective talents to the Mecca of Little League for the Little League World Series. 330 more words

Sports

TAKING ONE FOR THE TAXI

There is a quietly dignified force-field that surrounds someone who has transcended suffering, one that pulses with wisdom about the unseen powers in our world. Simply being in the presence of a person emanating that unstinting nobility is enriching. 1,583 more words

"42" The Film

Globalization: Fighting For Perfection and a New World

          Sure, we don’t have World Wars anymore. The question is, why? Was it because we were afraid nuking the whole world? Was it because the UN was powerful enough to prevent them? 442 more words

TRIBUTE TO THE BOYS OF SUMMER

KUDOS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEYOND AWESOME JACKIE ROBINSON WEST U. S. WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS FROM THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO . THESE precious little leaguers deserve all our love and support and best wishes that they will live on to become the best adults that can be despite the streets trying to claim them. 172 more words

Los niños del verano

Hace poco más de cuarenta años, el periodista Roger Kahn escribió The Boys of Summer donde cuenta sus recuerdos cubriendo, como un joven reportero, a los Dodgers de Brooklyn de 1955, los que contra todo pronóstico ganaron la Serie Mundial. 822 more words

Chicago

The South Side: Not actually an unmitigated sea of misery

“…ask that media outlets in Chicago and nationwide consider how their coverage of crime on the South Side has contributed to this situation. If you spend years telling your readers that the South Side is a “war zone,” then you don’t get to be surprised when your readers treat it like a war zone.” … 30 more words

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