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A talk with the Commish
Friday, January 5, 2018
MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas talked with Lut Williams, publisher and editor of the Black College Sports Page, some 72 hours before the third annual Celebration Bowl last month in Atlanta. The game, which features the SWAC champion versus the MEAC champion, is sponsored by ESPN and includes a $1 million payout to both conferences. Thomas talks about the
Remembering Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson died Dec. 19 at age 82. I feel it necessary to weigh in on her life story a little because she was a good friend. Peanut was born in 1935 when the atmosphere in America was not so welcoming for colored children, especially for girls. Growing up she played sandlot baseball with the boys. When the All American
Mid-term grade time for Triangle HBCUs
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Virginia State is the last man, er, woman standing as the only undefeated CIAA team (11-0) left. With the first semester coming to a close, time to take a look at how the Triangle HBCUs are fairing. WOMEN N.C. Central (2-10) After winning her first game as the new head coach, Trisha Stafford-Odom’s Eagles have come back to earth, winners of just
Va. teen makes history on U.S. Olympic speed skating
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
At just 17 years old, Maame Biney made history as the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speed skating squad, earning her a spot in the upcoming Winter Games. The Reston, Virginia, native landed her spot on the team Dec. 16 after two wins in the women’s 500-meter event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Kearns, Utah. In the first 500
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