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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 idea of progress is associated with iconic leaders and celebrities on TV. When we speak of success, we reference Jay Z and Magic Johnson, but when white Americans talk about success, they mention Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. It’s amazing that Bronner Bros.’ CEO Bernard Bronner does not come into the discussion.…

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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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