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‘I Had to Invest In Myself’: Serena Williams Becomes First Athlete Named on World’s Richest Self-Made Women List | Atlanta Black Star

Kiersten Willis, Atlanta Black Star Women working at sewing machines in factory. Pic credit: Sleek Garments Export Ltd. Featured Image in Australia who were stripped of land rights should be compensated for “spiritual harm”, a landmark ruling by Australia’s High Court said on Wednesday. The court ruled that the Ngaliwurru and Nungali peoples from a remote part in the Northern Territory were entitled to compensation for being disconnected from their lands by the government. The ruling which has been described as the biggest ‘native title’ ruling on indigenous rights to traditional land and water in decades could pave the way […]

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Meadowlark Lemon Dies at 83; Harlem Globetrotters’ Dazzling Court Jester | The New York Times

Bruce Weber, The New York Times Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters during play against the Boston Shamrocks at Madison Square Garden in 1973. Librado Romero/The New York Times, Featured Image Lemon, whose halfcourt hook shots, no-look behind-the-back passes and vivid clowning were marquee features of the feel-good traveling basketball show known as the Harlem Globetrotters for nearly a quarter-century, died on Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 83. His death was confirmed by his wife, Cynthia Lemon, who did not specify the cause. A gifted athlete with an entertainer’s hunger for the spotlight, Lemon, who dreamed of playing for […]

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Whether They Wanted it or Not, Jackie Robinson Raised Americans’ Consciousness | The New York Times

George Vecsey, The New York Times | BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 1: Former professional baseball player Jackie Robinson at Boston University. Exact date unknown. (Photo by Frank O’Brien/The Boston Globe via Getty Images). Featured Image happened at Shea Stadium a few decades ago: My son and I were in a half-empty section, not far from two older black men. One of the Mets made a clodhopper move on the bases, and was tagged out. One of the two fans then turned to the other and said, “Jackie Robinson wouldn’t have done that.” I chortled, and we struck up a conversation, […]

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