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Resurrection of the N-word, Part II

For those determined to abolish the word, ‘nigger,’ from the National Football League (NFL) and, indeed, the vocabularies of humankind, consider the satisfaction you’ve brought to the advocates of censorship and racial discrimination.  Sadly, your thinking is in concert with … Continue reading

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Twelve Years A Slave Resurrects the ‘N’ Word

Producer Brad Pitt, director Steve McQueen and the cast of the epic film, Twelve Years a Slave, not only should take a bow for its selection as a Best Picture nominee, but also for providing us with a compelling reason … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Black Male Pros Gone (Part IV)

In the final segment of our Where Have All the Black Male Pros Gone, we’ll  trace the history of the African American male’s entrance into the once segregated white world of tennis, review observations and insights offered by three prominent … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Black Male Tennis Pros Gone? (Part III)

Oops again. Victoria Duval, an unseeded 17-year-old, took full advantage of her qualifying berth in the U.S. Open Tuesday in stunning fashion, ousting the 2011 U.S. open champion Samantha Stosur, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.  Duval’s three victories in the U.S. Open … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Black Male Tennis Pros Gone? (Part II)

Oops. In Monday’s blog, I failed to mention that No. 225 Sachia Vickery, is another African American competing at the U.S. Open. That makes seven.  Vickery, 18, a wildcard entry, is set to play Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, a qualifier, Tuesday. Vickery … Continue reading

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