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Basketball classic attracts big crowds despite weather

Heavy snowfall and unplowed streets didn’t keep Detroit hoops fans from enjoying the Horatio Williams Tip-Off Classic at Detroit Edison Public School Academy on Dec. 14. The one-day tournament was sponsored by the Horatio Williams Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps support and mentors Detroit’s youth through scholastic, community and athletic endeavors. Horatio Williams, the organization’s fou ...

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The exploitation of Black athletes

A description of Rice University’s stand-alone major in sports management describes the enormity of the sports business: “Experts conservatively estimate the sport industry at $500 billion a year making it one of the top 10 industries in the nation.” Touting its sports management program, George Washington University in the District of Columbia observes: “No single aspect of our culture receives as much med ...

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King’s baseball star swings for PSL championship

Martin Luther King High School has been a top contender in baseball over the past several seasons. Not only have the Crusaders produced outstanding teams, they’ve also produced outstanding talent under the direction of Head Coach Norm Taylor. De’Nayus Johnson is one of King’s top baseball collegiate prospects. The junior, who bats and throws right-handed, has been productive at various positions on the fiel ...

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Division 1 schools sign Douglass athletes

Frederick Douglass Academy’s Terrell Hales and Darrell Davis have accepted Division 1 basketball scholarships. Hales and Davis have led their team to three consecutive district titles. On the first day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s early signing period for Division 1 men’s basketball, Hales signed a letter of intent to Cleveland State while Davis signed to the University of Dayton; both ...

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