According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word “Murraya” is defined as a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees (family Rutaceae) having pinnate leaves and flowers with imbricated petals. However, to a young 14-year-old girl from New Orleans, Louisiana by the name of Zaila Avant-garde, the word “Murraya” means a whole lot more thanContinue reading “Congrats to #ZailaAvantGarde on Winning the #Scripps National #SpellingBee!!”
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#IsaiahThomas Goes #HAM in the 2017 #EasternConference Semifinals
Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas is proving to be the MVP of this year’s 2017 NBA Playoffs. Tuesday night, the 5’9″ point guard put up 53 points in a close overtime game against the Washington Wizards to give his team a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Although John Wall’s Washington Wizards put upContinue reading “#IsaiahThomas Goes #HAM in the 2017 #EasternConference Semifinals”
#JackieRobinson on Breaking the #ColorBarrier in Major League Sports
“Feels so good to be a Crooklyn Dodger!” – Masta Ace “Crooklyn Dodgers“ The day was April 15th, 1947. Seventy years ago today, to be exact. It was Opening Day for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the historic Ebbets Field stadium which was conveniently located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. However, this OpeningContinue reading “#JackieRobinson on Breaking the #ColorBarrier in Major League Sports”
“I’m the question and the answer like Iverson.” – Jay-Z, “A Million and One Questions (Remix)” The young man from Newport News, Virginia is finally getting all the accolades that he deserves! Congratulations to Allen Iverson on being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame today. “Bubba Chuck” is what they call him!
On this day in history, forty-eight years ago to be exact, the imcomparable Arthur Ashe won the first U.S. Open title as an amateur athlete. On this day, Arthur Ashe set the bar for all the tennis greats (both male and female) to come. What a brave athlete and man. Salute to a hero andContinue reading “The #Trendsetter.”