April 4th, 1968, The Day a King Died: 44 Years Later

Posted in Blogroll on April 4th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

(Photo:Carl Juste Miami Herald/MCT)
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Elmore, 76 (front) and his son Terrence Nickleberry hold replicas of the placards the elder Nickleberry and others used during the Memphis Sanitation Strike. They stand outside the Lorraine Motel–the site of MLK’s assassination

*Annual repost*

They talk about his life, but will they speak of his death today….

Co Co and I were having a conversation the other night regarding how history has shaped us individually. I was transcribing the conversation with Ed Berliner and the break was needed. She said her generation didn’t go through what mine did even though she grew up in the south–which gave me pause but also made me smile.

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After Leading Baylor’s Lady Bears To An Unprecedented 40-0 Season Where Will Brittney Griner Rank Among The All-Time College Greats?

Posted in Blogroll on April 4th, 2012 by Ronald Glover

Last night the Baylor Lady Bears held of the Lady Irish of Notre Dame 80-61 to capture their second women’s basketball national championship. The Lady Bears were led by Naismith and Wade Award winner Brittney Griner who stat line was nothing less than stellar as the three-time All-American scored 26 points grabbed 13 rebounds and turned away 5 shots on her way to being named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.

With Griner returning for her senior season where will she potentially rank among the greats in collegiate hoops?

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