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Meet The Founder Of Black Girls Golf, An Organization Looking To Make The Game More Inclusive

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Meet The Founder Of Black Girls Golf, An Organization Looking To Make The Game More Inclusive

She's bringing more Black excellence to the green! Meet Tiffany Fitzgerald, the founder of a Black golfing organization looking to make the game more inclusive, The Story Exchange reports. Fitzgerald was working in marketing at a company in Iowa when she first got the idea to start golfing.  “I had my head down, I was there early, I stayed late. I was busy checking off all the boxes: go to college, get a good job, do all those things...No one told me to play golf, though,” Fitzgerald recalled. Many corporate business deals have been closed on the golf course, and while Fitzgerald...

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Donnie Simpson Announces The Return Of ‘Video Soul,’ 25 Years After It Went Off Air

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Donnie Simpson Announces The Return Of ‘Video Soul,’ 25 Years After It Went Off Air

He's a legendary music journalist! Donnie Simpson recently announced the return of Video Soul 25 years after the show went off the air, The Grio reports.  Video Soul was a hit Black music program that aired on BET in 1981, the year the network was launched. Donnie Simpson, a popular radio host in the Detroit and Washington, D.C. areas, served as host from 1983 until it was canceled in 1995. During that time, Simpson became a mainstay in Black households, bringing his charisma to the soulful show. He interviewed a range of R&B artists like Aaliyah, Stephanie Mills, and Bobby Brown, hosting the most popular...

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Rare Collection of Drawings By Boxing Icon Muhammad Ali Sell For Almost $1M

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Rare Collection of Drawings By Boxing Icon Muhammad Ali Sell For Almost $1M

He shook up the art world! A rare collection of drawings by boxing icon Muhammad Ali just sold for almost $1M, the BBC reports. Many know Ali's legacy as one of the greatest athletes, a very vocal activist, and a beautiful poet. However, very little is known of his artistic talents. Recently, Ali's rare collection of 26 drawings, sketches, and paintings were just sold at auction for nearly $1M, three times more than what was expected.  Bonhams in New York hosted the auction. The organizers noted that Ali had drawn and painted his entire life. He was inspired by his father, a professional...

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57 Years Ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Became The Youngest Person To Receive The Nobel Peace Prize - This Is His Acceptance Speech

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57 Years Ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Became The Youngest Person To Receive The Nobel Peace Prize - This Is His Acceptance Speech

One man can change the world! On October 14, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his non-violent struggle for civil rights for the Afro-American population," according to the website. He was only 35, the youngest man to have received the prestigious award at the time. When he was notified that he'd won, he declared that he would donate his prize money of $54,123 to the Civil Rights Movement.  The Nobel Prize was set up by Alfred Nobel, an inventor, businessman and artist, who established prizes for achievements in peace, arts, and sciences to be awarded to “those...

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The Obamas Officially Break Ground On Their Presidential Center In Chicago

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The Obamas Officially Break Ground On Their Presidential Center In Chicago

The center is five years in the making! The Obamas have officially broken ground on their new presidential center in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports. Forever President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama both got their start in Chicago - Mrs. Obama is a native, and Mr. Obama began his political career and community organizing there. The two would eventually meet, start a family, and build a coalition that ensured his historic win as the first Black president of the United States. Since Obama left office, the couple has been creating the Obama Presidential Center, hoping to inspire the next generation of...

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