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Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

| July 30, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get […]

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Metro set to kick off football season

Metro set to kick off football season

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports is scheduled to celebrate “40 Years of Greatness,” kicking off the football season on Aug. 1. All children from seven  through 12 years of age may sign up at the sites listed below, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program fee is $80 for each child who participates. Team                                Location                                Head Coach Bengals/Volunteers        Bunche Elementary School        Charles Jackson Cardinals                        Towles […]

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World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

| July 22, 2014

He’s been renowned around the world for his winning ways on and off the soccer field, but last week, DaMarcus Beasley came home to accolades from his own.

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Concussions greater problem for black youth

Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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Fort Wayne native, now Senior Olympian

Fort Wayne native, now Senior Olympian

| June 11, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated CINCINNATI—Ken Thomas is a 1982 graduate of Wayne High School in Fort Wayne.  During his tenure at Wayne he was the co-captain of the Cross Country Team.  Ken received many awards, including placing 25th in State while running for Wayne. Now at 50, he still has a passion for staying active. […]

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Blacks drowning in lack of swimming skills

Blacks drowning in lack of swimming skills

| June 6, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the two weeks leading up the to unofficial start of summer, reports of accidental drowning deaths had already begun, including at least three victims under the age of four, and a 21-year-old Grambling State University senior, Alexandria Shelton. Like clockwork, a lack of water safety resurfaces each […]

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Better way to compensate college athletes

Better way to compensate college athletes

| May 23, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Athletes at Northwestern University shocked the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of college sports, by taking steps to unionize student/athletes. Surprisingly, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, former NFL great Jim Brown and Harry Edwards, who organized a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics in […]

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Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

| May 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There are a lot of things America has gotten wrong, but within the last month, America got two of three things right. Three leading news stories, within the referenced time period, prove the point. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action was wrong. However, secondly, the Obama’s administration’s […]

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Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

| May 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Donald Sterling’s taped racist remarks, which became public recently, outraged sports announcers, media reporters, talk show hosts, and even President Barack Obama. Sterling, owner of NBA Los Angeles Clippers, in a taping by his girlfriend, V. Stivano, said among other derogatory language, he doesn’t want black people at Clippers games and it […]

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‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

| May 6, 2014

By Chasiti Falls It seems like every one the past week is disappointed and astonished that two men have recently been exposed to the world on how they feel about minorities. One can call me whatever they would like, but I am not shocked, bothered or emotionally altered by these comments. I live in America […]

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