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Metro Jamboree celebration of 40 years of greatness

Metro Jamboree celebration of 40 years of greatness

| August 27, 2014

Metro Youth Sports’ coaches, staff, and parents would like to thank the people and organizations who provided contributions and services in the Celebration of 40 years of Greatness serving the youth here in the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Listed below are organizations that participated: The African American Health Care Alliance; Chi Eta […]

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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

| August 27, 2014

(GIN)–Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred. The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the […]

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Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

| August 10, 2014

“…remind American Indians of the limited ways in which others see them” By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued […]

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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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