Tag: olympics

Hey, Donald, when was America great?

Hey, Donald, when was America great?

| September 6, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential. We win the most Olympic medals and we have the most nuclear weapons. We are so great that we wave our […]

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‘A force to reckon with,’ Africans in Rio go for gold, silver, bronze

‘A force to reckon with,’ Africans in Rio go for gold, silver, bronze

| August 16, 2016

(GIN)—Luvo Manyonga was overjoyed with the silver long jump medal awarded him at the Rio Olympic Games this week. But, the track and field star from Mbekweni township in South Africa has soared over obstacles more than once. Manyongo grew up in a single parent household in a township still struggling to provide regular services […]

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Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

| August 9, 2016

(GIN)—Athletes from some of the most dangerous countries in the world will be competing with world-class swimmers, runners and equestrians at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, now underway. The team no sooner arrived when a letter sent by Pope Francis was delivered. “I extend my greetings and wish you success at the Olympic […]

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Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

| March 9, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report Photos by Michael Patterson and Bennie Edwards FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Bill McGill joined with Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead the local commemoration march on March 8, marking the 50 year anniversary of the tragic “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Ala. On March 7, 1965 a multiracial group of nonviolent civil […]

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First African American to win Winter Olympic gold is AKA

| February 28, 2014

By Malorie Marshall Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Vonetta Flowers, the first African-American to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympic games is also an honorary member of the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. The olympian, who won the gold in bobsledding at the 2002 Olympics in Salt […]

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