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Tracy McGrady Is Launching An Advisory Program To Keep Young Athletes From Going Broke | Forbes

When athletes turn pro, they’re often exposed to the kind of money they never could have imagined—and a newfound need to manage that money responsibly. It can be hard to resist the temptation to spend lavishly and instead start thinking of the future, but that sort of lack of foresight has landed a number of athletes and entertainers in bankruptcy, or worse. Enter Tracy McGrady, who is looking to use his knowledge of the financial world and his experiences as an NBA superstar to begin a financial advisory program to help athletes avoid the financial pitfalls that can be waiting […]

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Montgomery Co. Sports Hall of Fame’s inaugural class includes 2 Olympic gold medalists | Montgomery Community Media

Twenty-three years removed from her days as a gold medal-winning gymnast with the U.S. Olympic team in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique Dawes still can’t stop moving. As a mother of four small children, there is little time to reminisce about the old days. But Dawes is still making a positive impact in the world of gymnastics, a sport that was rocked by a sexual abuse scandal involving former U.S. Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar that effected hundreds of gymnasts. Recently Dawes announced that she will be opening a new gymnastics academy in Clarksburg, less than 30 miles from […]

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Herman Boone, high school football coach who inspired ‘Remember the Titans,’ dies at 84 | The Washington Post

Herman Boone, a trailblazing football coach who led Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School to a Virginia state championship in 1971 and was later portrayed by Denzel Washington in the Hollywood film “Remember the Titans,” died Dec. 18 at his home in Alexandria. He was 84. The cause was lung cancer, said his daughters, Sharon Henderson and Monica Merritt. In 1971, in the wake of the civil rights era, Alexandria sought to achieve greater racial balance by merging its three high schools — George Washington, Hammond and T.C. Williams. As a result, T.C. Williams the city’s only public high school for […]

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Leon Spinks: Boxing Legend, 66,Hospitalized & ‘Fighting For His Life’ | Hollywood Life

Boxer Leon Spinks, who rose to fame after beating Muhammad Ali over forty years ago, is hospitalized and reportedly fighting for his life. TMZ reported on December 11 that Leon’s conditions, which are being treated on at a Las Vegas hospital, are unclear but his family and friends are very concerned. His wife Brenda shared an emotional Facebook post on December 9, where she asked her followers for help during this difficult time. “I know it’s been awhile,” she began before adding, “However, you know how I believe in the power of prayer. It’s been a tough year for us. […]

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Nike’s Value Up $26 Billion Since Colin Kaepernick Endorsement | Black Enterprise

Colin Kaepernick is helping Nike rake in big bucks. According to Yahoo, ever since the athlete-turned-activist endorsed the corporate sneaker giant, their company value has skyrocketed. Nike’s stock reportedly rose over 18% since the announcement of the Kaepernick deal, adding a spectacular $26.2 billion to the Nike coffers and increasing its value at nearly $146 billion. When Nike made the announcement of the signing, even with President Trump weighing in on the controversy of Kaepernick taking a knee, the gamble on Kaepernick worked better than anticipated. The February online release of a Kaepernick ‘Icon’ jersey sold out in a matter […]

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Introducing a New Black-Owned Line of Ready-to-Bake Frozen Cookie Dough | Black Business.com

Megan Mottley, a mother, baker, and entrepreneur from Memphis, Tennessee, has recently debuted her line of Goodness Gracious Luxe Cookies frozen cookie dough at a grocery store in her hometown. The cookie dough, which is ready-to-bake, has no preservatives, and has the same taste as her delectable homemade, freshly-baked cookies! Mottley has always loved baking since she was a teenager. So when her daughter asked her if she could go on a mission trip to Japan, she thought she could use her baking skills to raise some funds for her daughter’s trip. Thus, she started baking and selling cookies to […]

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