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The History Girls: Eugene Bullard, Black Swallow of Death Catherine Johnson

Originally posted on The History Girls.

Another WW1 story you might not have heard, that of  Eugene Bullard,  a young black man who found freedom and respect far from his homeland. 138 more words

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Congo, the Great Forgetting and Brisbane Festival

by David Berthold, Brisbane Festival Artistic Director

The Democratic Republic of Congo sits in the very heart of Africa, in the cradle of all humanity. It is the size of Western Europe with a population of 75 million. 960 more words

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Rise of the Lomachenko Dynasty

Last night on the Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Manny Pacquiao undercard there was an up and coming Ukrainian featherweight on the undercard. I don’t know if you can be an up and comer if you’ve won a world title by your third professional contest but such is the case with Vasyl Lomachenko. 787 more words

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TKO



I’ve left my brain

–logically speaking—

in a lurch

my write brain

overloaded

scrambling

ambidextrous in the aftermath

(thank God math’s over)

so

I… 71 more words

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7 Foot Chinese Boxer Ready To Dominate The Heavyweight Division

The Chinese fighter, given the nickname “The Great Wall” for obvious reasons, stands at a whopping 7-feet and weighs in at 286-pounds. He might just be the most intimidating boxer walking this earth, even though he has no amateur experience.

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PrizeFighter: SAG/PGA awards only cloud Oscar race

As the Academy Awards nominees continue marching down various red carpets on their way towards Oscar night, stopping along the way to receive various honors from various groups, the picture for the big night is supposed to become more clear. 478 more words

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SAG nominations: Big day for 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman,' and Aniston

It should really come as no surprise that the film that tracks the travails of fame and tries to understand the psyche of an actor took home the most nominations Wednesday morning from the Screen Actors Guild. 866 more words

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