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April 17 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – April 17 *

1758 – Frances Williams, the first African American to graduate
from a college in the Western Hemisphere, publishes a… 324 more words

African American History

History: "Houston--We Have A Problem..."

Those infamous words were said by the astronauts in the Apollo 13 module–but on this day, they finally got back to earth–in one piece. Do you know what year this happened? 73 more words

Shows

Video: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's most underrated game

I don’t know how he did it, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar managed to become both the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and the most underrated player in NBA history. 375 more words

Islam

The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh

There is something wonderfully funky about basketball in the 70’s. Big hair, knee socks…somehow the sport was a perfect fit for the disco era. One of the big stars of the NBA at the time was Julius Erving…aka Dr. 641 more words

Movies

What's in the News....

Best Pharmacist Ever Prescribed Monster Spray for 6 Year Old
Not sure if I shared this as I’m seeing it posted again, but this was sweet. 95 more words

News

Hand Off

Former Philadelphia 76ers great, Julius Erving, a.k.a. Dr. J, was know by many to have gigantic hands.

Those hands assisted him in his rock-the-cradle dunk, as well as his many acrobatic plays such as this one: 44 more words

Philadelphia

NBA's Sixers Retire Allen Iverson's No. 3

PHILADELPHIA – Allen Iverson cupped his hand to his left ear and asked to hear his favorite tune one more time.  With that command, 20,000 roaring Philadelphia 76ers fans gave AI the standing ovation he earned by stamping himself as one of the franchise’s all-time greats.   891 more words

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