Hammerin Hank Aaron and the battle against white supremacy

Hank Aaron died this weekend at the age of 86, after a lifetime of breaking barriers.   Funny thing is, most of us have no idea what Hank Aaron did or what it meant, or why a baseball player would be so important. But here’s the reality. Baseball is a sport that’s defined America from the…

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For Eagles Fan Solomon Jones, its 2013 all over again

I HAVE an admission to make; one I never thought I’d utter as a 47-year-old man. Please bear in mind that this is not easy for me, because I used to scoff at others for doing the very thing I’m going to share with you. But as difficult as this might be, I need to…

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Michael Vick, the Jets, and the road to redemption

MICHAEL VICK TOOK an improbable path from number one NFL draft pick to federal prison. His long road back took him through Philadelphia, and last week he landed with the New York Jets. There, the man who once lost everything to a dogfighting conviction can shine under the brightest lights, speak in the largest media…

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