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by Amanda Scurlock * The fight for racial inequality at the University of Missouri reached a pivotal moment when 30 members of the Mizzou Football team refused to participate in practices and other team activities until Tim Wolfe the president of the University resigned. Black students had expressed their campus experiences to Wolfe, but Wolfe remained indifferent to their complaints. The protest of the pla ...

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Jax Jaguars (17) versus Atlanta Falcons (23)

It was game time as the Jacksonville Jaguars ran on the field to play against their opponents the Atlanta Falcons. The Jaguars were eager to win the game which would have placed them in a possible play-off berth for the 2015 season Superbowl. The Jaguars lost 23-17 and the Jacksonville Jaguars playoff hopes were all but squashed on Sunday at EverBank Field. The Jaguars (5-9) went 0-of-8 on third down and lo ...

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Michael Jordan Donates Settlement Money to 23 Local Charities

by Kate Shepherd, chicagoist.com Michael Jordan has scored big time for 23 Chicago charities and the kids they help. The Bulls legend has donated the money from his multi million-dollar civil settlements with two supermarkets to 23 local charities that work with kids, according to the Tribune. After winning $8.9 million in a lawsuit against Dominick's this summer for the unauthorized use of his name in an a ...

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Jaguars 51 vs Colts 16

Jags Unlikely Contenders for Play-Offs - The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their winning streak against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, December 13th at Everbank Field. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (#5) scored a touchdown during the second half of the NFL football game, as the Jaguars beat the Colts 51-16. The Jaguars are currently in the running for an unlikely playoff spot! The next Jag ...

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Eric Williams Former NBA Player is Homeless And Broke

Eric Williams (pictured), who played with such NBA powerhouse teams as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, and New Jersey Nets and was also featured on the reality show “Basketball Wives,” is now claiming to be broke and homeless, according to TMZ. Williams reportedly made his poverty claims in a letter he composed to a Colorado family court, where he explained why he could not attend his child support ...

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Bolles Standout Collin Smith Signs with George Washington University

Bolles Standout Collin Smith Signs with Washington University - Bolles High School Power Forward/Stretch Four High School Senior Collin Smith committed to George Washington University (GW) with the signing of the National  Letter of intent in an early signing day ceremony at The Bolles School on November 18th.  Collin Smith is the son of Jacksonville natives Ollie and Brenda Smith. Collin was heavily recrui ...

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Sugar Ray Leonard Reflects on “No Más” 35 Years Later

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Contributing Writer Sugar Ray Leonard had no doubt that he’d defeat Roberto Duran when the two warriors squared off in a rematch of their epic first welterweight title bout that ended in a split decision victory for the Panamanian known as “The Hands of Stone.” What Leonard, the legendary six-time world champion didn’t know was that Duran – one of the most feared fighters of his gener ...

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Jaguars Players Promote Football Fundamentals at Highlands Middle School

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Denard Robinson and his teammates joined the United Way of Northeast Florida to promote youth health and fitness during the 2015 Hometown Huddle. Promoting Play 60 (60 minutes of play each day), the Jaguars spoke to the Highland Middle School Achievers For Life students about football fundamentals and safety tips and signed autographs. The NFL and United Way Hometown Huddl ...

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Ex NFL Star Warrick Dunn Finds Soulmates with Single Parents Who Need a Home

By Curtis Bunn Urban News Service When a New Orleans gunman ambushed, shot and killed Baton Rouge Cpl. Betty Smothers who was escorting a grocery manager in her cruiser to make a night deposit on Jan. 7, 1993, it was not the first time the mother of former NFL star Warrick Dunn had met her killer. Ironically, six years earlier, Smothers caught her future assassin, Kevan Brumfield, shoplifting but she let hi ...

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Serena Williams Teams Up With Nike for ‘Greatness Collection’ Sneaker Trio

Serena Williams Teams Up With Nike for ‘Greatness Collection’ Sneaker Trio | NNPA By Chelsea Lenora White Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times As the U.S. Open kicked off August 31st, Nike surprised all with the announcement of their newest partnership. The renowned lifestyle and sportswear brand snagged tennis all-star Serena Williams to curate a trio of sneakers for their Greatness Collectio ...

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