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Meet Melissa Harville-Lebron: The First Black Woman to Own a NASCAR Team | Black Enterprise (2018)

Melissa Harville-Lebron never imagined that her entrepreneurial pursuits and ambitions would lead her to make history as the first African American woman to solely own a race team licensed by NASCAR. Harville-Lebron, a 47-year-old single mother raising her three biological children as well as her siblings’ four kids, started her career in the entertainment industry as an intern at Sony Music. In 2005, she launched her own music label while working for New York City’s Department of Correction office. Nearly a decade later, she suffered from a severe asthma attack that forced her into early retirement and inspired her to […]

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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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