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Adrian Beltre

article by Jack Markey Adrian Beltre was born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Beltre’s uncle played briefly in the minor leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals. Adrian Beltre’s best two sports when he was young were Tennis and Basketball. It wasn’t until he was about 12 before he finally showed his skills […]

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His Airness!

article by Jacob LeBlanc In his prime, Michael Jordan was an influential role model for all young Americans. Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the best basketball player of all time (behind Kevin Durant). Michael Jordan’s skill influenced and inspired many young children to play basketball.   MJ dominated the NBA from the […]

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MLK & Malcom X: A Comparative Look

article by Sophie Roussel Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Two names, two very different people with the same goal in life. But their ways of achieving racial equality were contrasted. King believed in peaceful everything, peaceful protests, and not needing violence to achieve the African American goal of social equality. Malcolm on the […]

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G.O.A.T | Lebron James

article byEmory Templet Some people might say that Lebron James is the greatest basketball player to ever step on the hardwood. Others might disagree, saying names like Michael Jordan, or Wilt Chamberlain should claim the title of G.O.A.T. But right here, right now: Lebron James is the greatest player in the world. And his impact on society […]

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article by Jason Kelly Jackie Robinson was not only an extraordinarily good athlete, but also a great person. Jackie Robinson was a man that put everything on the table to help the future of sports. But twenty-eight years earlier a baby was born to Mallie and Jerry Robinson. He was the fifth and youngest kid. […]

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Oprah

article by Gianni Taylor About Oprah Winfrey On January 29, 1954, Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Both of her parents were unmarried teens and shortly after her birth the two separated leaving Oprah to live with her grandmother. ` Early Life The years that Oprah lived […]

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“THE” Odell Beckham Junior

article by Brennan Hunt One of the greatest influencers of this generation, one of the most unique pro athletes to ever exist, a legend, in his own right. “THE” Odell Beckham Junior, a legend in the making. Who is this Odell Beckham that I talk about you ask? Odell is one of the best receivers […]

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Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was born on September 30th, 1980, to his Ghanaian immigrant parents and grew up in Rockford, Illinois. He was an only child and his mother was a seamstress, while his father was a manager for a paint company. Virgil attended Boylan Catholic High School, and graduated in 1998, he then went on to […]

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

article by Michael Burnett In 1960, an African American attending school with white American children was unheard of, much less an African american girl, but Ruby Bridges did. In 1954 the Supreme Court decided to allow whites and African Americans to attend school together. Ruby was six years old in 1960, her parents responded to […]

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The One, The Only, Michael Jackson!

Michael Jackson needs no introduction, but for a grade he technically does. Michael Jackson’s story begins August 29, 1958. As a child, he was in a family band called the Jackson 5. They wrote songs such as their first release Ben. They grew into something international! And became the outlet for Michael Jackson to grow […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysics icon. Flip through any science magazine or physics article and you’re bound to find a page on the works of Tyson or at least a reference to his research. He’s known for his work on star formation, supernovas, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of the Milkyway. Early Academic Career Neil deGrasse Tyson was raised in New York City, […]

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SHAQ: Larger Than Life

article by Isaiah Halker Shaquille O’Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey, March 6, 1972. Shaquille O’Neal is considered one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history.  He is seven feet and one inch, and maintained around 325 pounds throughout his career. His larger-than-life personality and powerful athleticism have resulted in worldwide honor […]

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Langston Hughes: Crisis and Jazz

article by Dillon Summers Langston Hughes’ genre-bending Jazz poetry shook the 1940s literary world. Born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri to parents Carrie M. Langston and James N. Hughes, the family later moved to Lawrence, Kansas, which is where he spent his early childhood. Though throughout his life, he also lived in Illinois, Ohio, […]