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Little Known Black History Fact: Reggie White

[ad_1] Reggie White is considered by most experts to be the best defensive end to ever play in the National Football League. The 13-time Pro Bowl and Professional Football Hall of Fame inductee was born on this day in 1961. Reginald Howard White was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to an interview with his mother, White aspired to be both a football player and a minister. An All-American high school star, White attended and played football for the Tennessee Volunteers and had a strong career that culminated into the retirement of his favored 92 number. Despite his talent, White wasn’t...

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Lakers Retire Both Kobe Bryant Jersey Numbers

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn’t sure who would win a game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24. The Lakers couldn’t choose, either. So they honored both eras of Kobe’s incredible career. The Lakers decided to retire both jersey numbers worn by Bryant, the leading scorer in franchise history. Bryant attended the Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night for a halftime ceremony. Bryant switched jersey numbers halfway through his career, neatly dividing the eras of...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar To Speak At First Jazz Congress

[ad_1] (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A new jazz conference seeks to determine what role jazz can play in today’s society, and it has tapped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as its keynote speaker. Jazz Congress will hold its inaugural event on Jan. 11 in New York City. While Abdul-Jabbar is best known as a Hall of Fame basketball legend, he’s also become a cultural commentator and has long been a jazz enthusiast; his father was a trombonist. Abdul-Jabbar will discuss what role jazz can play in the cultural, political and social framework of today’s society. The goal of the Jazz Congress is to...

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Does Everyone In Your House Really Need A Smartphone?

[ad_1] Some people rely so much on their smartphone that it feels like it’s part of their body. It seems like everyone living in today’s world must have one to survive, however smartphones for your entire family are not necessary.Phones have a steep initial cost, are a major expense to add to your monthly bills and your children may or may not be mature enough to handle the responsibility of a smartphone. Here are the things you should consider, when you’re thinking about how many smartphones to purchase for your family: Sharing Smartphones How many people are in your family? Do you...

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Acid Attack Husband Dies In Jail

[ad_1] MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who in a jealous rage doused his estranged wife with industrial-strength lye and burned her so badly she needed a face transplant has died at a Pennsylvania hospital. Sixty-two-year-old Herbert Rodgers had been serving a 30- to 70-year prison sentence in Pennsylvania and died Monday. Vermont officials say it appears Rodgers’ death was “related to a medical issue.” Rodgers admitted breaking into Carmen Tarleton’s house in 2007 intending to kill a man with whom he believed she was romantically involved. He poured the toxic chemical over her and later said, “I lost it, I...

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ESPN staffers shocked, saddened by John Skipper’s resignation

[ad_1] ESPN staffers said they were stunned and saddened to learn about network president John Skipper's substance abuse problem and resignation from his job on Monday. "John Skipper is one of the finest people I've ever worked for," "SC6" co-host Jemele Hill wrote on Twitter. "He's been incredibly supportive throughout my career at ESPN. This isn't company-speak. I seriously cannot express how much respect I have for him." "I wish my boss the best in his battle," college basketball analyst Dick Vitale wrote....

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John Skipper resigns as ESPN president, citing substance addiction

[ad_1] ESPN president John Skipper resigned on Monday, citing a substance addiction. "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction," Skipper said in a statement. "I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem." He went on to say, "I come to this public disclosure with embarrassment, trepidation and a feeling of having let others I care about down." The resignation takes effect immediately. In a farewell email...

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Sheila Nevins makes HBO exit official

[ad_1] HBO has confirmed the departure of Sheila Nevins, its president of documentary and family programming, who has been an enormous influence in the world of nonfiction filmmaking. Nevins, 78, a 38-year veteran of the network, announced her intent to leave in a New York Times feature, and said in a statement issued Monday that she intends to "pursue the rest of my life." HBO is expected to fill the position internally, with an announcement of her replacement this week. Because of its...

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Death threats haunt Miss Iraq after pageant selfie

[ad_1] "I was on cloud nine, I had been dreaming of that forever," said Idan, 27, an aspiring singer/songwriter.But all of that suddenly changed. And it was all over a selfie. A selfie seen around the world.Idan and Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, took the picture during a pre-pageant photo shoot in Las Vegas. "I said 'let's take a picture so our people can see we don't have a problem and we're actually ambassadors for peace.'" In the caption, she wrote "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel."The reaction wasn't what she expected.Six days before the pageant, she woke...

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