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Larry Little: Hometown Hall of Famer

Students and faculty at Booker T. Washington High School got a chance to meet Hall of Famer Larry Little and learn how his childhood in Miami shaped him into the successful football player that he is today. The Pro Football ...
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Sports anchor Jim Berry honored

CBS4 Sports Anchor Jim Berry was honored as the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year at the 27th annual EASE luncheon held on Nov. 20 at Bonaventure Resort and Spa.
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Orange Bowl donates shoes for youth

Baptist Health South Florida and TD Bank together with the Orange Bowl, handed out shoes to approximately 40-50 South Florida youth as part of the Orange Bowl “Kicks for Kids” program. The distribution took place on March 26 at the ...
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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.
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Dancer Misty Copeland inspires new generation of ballerinas

“This is for the little brown girls,” writes Misty Copeland in the prologue of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,
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Tolerance is a two-way street

Tolerance. By definition, it means "the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with." The last part of the definition is very telling “. . . behavior ...
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FAMU appoints new athletic director

College and pro-football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow was named Florida A&M University's (FAMU) new athletic director in an announcement by President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D on April 9. Winslow will start his new role May 15.

Tony Dungy

Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super ...
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Grandmaster Flash

There are lots of stories about the birth of jazz and the beginning of rock n’ roll, but hip-hop has founding fathers: one of them is DJ Grandmaster Flash. In the early 70’s Joseph Saddler was living in the South ...
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Louis Gossett Jr

Born May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, Lou has a flair for projecting quiet authority and has scored well personally in a string of diverse and occasionally challenging roles. The aspiring actor caught a break at his first Broadway audition ...
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Beverly Johnson

The first African American supermodel on the cover of American Vogue was Ms. Beverly Johnson. Beverly was attending college Northeastern University in Boston, MA when she tried her hand at modeling.
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President Barack Obama

His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in ...
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Sanya Richards-Ross

4x Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur, Reality Show Star
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Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas, a prominent photo conceptual artist, grew up surrounded by art and culture.
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Marcus Stroud

A self-proclaimed “country boy” from South Georgia, NFL veteran and philanthropist Marcus Stroud remains humble and grateful for his experiences during and after the NFL. Marcus was the 13th overall pick in the 2001 draft and played for 10 years ...
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