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John Thompson, the legendary coach who literally and figuratively towered over the Georgetown Hoyas collegiate basketball program in the 1980s, has died. He was 78. Thompson became a near-mythical figure when he became the first Black man to win the NCAA basketball championship in 1984. He also won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics…

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The Georgetown Hoyas’ Men’s Basketball team named Basketball Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing as the program’s next head coach on April 3. Ewing retired from the NBA in 2002, being named one of the 50 greatest players in league history in 1996. Here are a couple of reasons why he was the perfect hire…

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More than a dozen universities — including Brown, Harvard and the University of Virginia — have publicly recognized their ties to slavery and the slave trade. But Craig Steven Wilder and Alfred L. Brophy, two historians who have studied universities and slavery, said they knew of none that had offered preferential status in admissions to…

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Hailing from the West Indies, YK Gotti, née Gregory Johns, grew up listening to everything from, reggae, to R&B, pop, hip-hop and even gospel music. The self-professed “Young King” has one very simple goal in mind:to bring his unique brand of “positive energy, and enjoyable but always relatable music” to the masses. When did music first enter your life? Music…

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Allen Iverson, an 11-time All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection pick, announced his retirement from basketball Wednesday at a press conference in Philadelphia. “I’m formally announcing my retirement from basketball,” Iverson said, sitting with his children and manager, Gary Moore. “You know, I thought once this day came it would be basically a tragic day……

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Indiana Pacers’ mammoth center Roy Hibbert came to real national prominence during the Eastern Conference Championship against the Miami Heat when he seemed to toy with Chris Bosh and the rest of the Heat defense. Even though his Pacers succumbed to the Heat in seven games, Roy “No Homo” Hibbert name is still ringing in…

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After the ceremony and the rain this writer met Austin Williams and his amazing family. Upon introducing myself to him and his family, his mother, Patricia Williams, kindly asked for a picture and I was immediately drawn to his story. I asked him to give me a recap of his four years at Morehouse College,…

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If you are like so many who attended President Obama’s first inauguration in January 2009, you may have not felt as compelled to return to the nation’s capital for the second inauguration, because, well after all you’ve seen the first African American president sworn into office and it can only be history making once. But…

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Before the London Olympics, the name Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas was as obscure as, well,  the names of any black gymnasts competing in the Olympics. There have been so few.  But the Virginia Beach, Va. prodigy now stands front and center of the athletic universe at age 14 after capturing gold in the all-around gymnastics competition,…

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