I recognized her, the best female basketball player that played for Jarvis. She was offered to go play down at the states, at those big time colleges like, Harvard, and UCLA. My sister whispered something into her ear. Her friend then challenged me to a game of one-on- one, in a sweet slow voice. Forgetting all about the game, I gladly accepted.
MY SON My Son Consuela Richardson Columbia Southern University From the time I was 12 years old I had my entire life planned out. Typical little girl most people would say, but for the most part I followed my goals to the core. I played basketball, ran track, and also maintained a 3.0 GPA. I have always wanted to be a dentist and also had thing for fashion. So as a little girl I always said I was going to stay focused in school and go to college and go play basketball overseas to play basketball.
It consisted of a broomstick and flat irons (Biography.com). In 1930, at the age of 15, Melvin J. McCombs, coach of a national championship girls’ basketball team, spotted HHerBabe as she played forward for her high school basketball team. He recruited her to play for the Employers Casualty Company in Dallas. To protect her amateur status, she was hired by the firm as a secretary, but her real
The emotional appeal of this opening helps Patterson to get the audience’s attention. The white southerners, with children, could then feel the pain of this woman, regardless of her color. At the end of the first paragraph he places himself and anyone reading in the story when he says “we hold that shoe with her. Every one of us in the white south holds that small shoe in his hand.” The one bloody shoe, emphasized by Patterson gives the story an ironic yet devastating feeling, which also adds to the emotional appeal. This poor mother probably thought she was doing something good by sending her child to church rather than sending him or her outside to play in the violence unfolding in the streets.
Loretta graduated from University of Houston in 1971 with a bachelor of arts in speech, Drama, and MFA in Theater. She also is a member of the Epsilon lambda chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In addition Loretta is a five time NAACP award winner she played in major films such as Dream Girls (a Broadway musical based on the history of The Supremes) Waiting to Exhale, this Christmas, and the Preacher’s wife. Lorettas played a small part in the mini soap opera For Color Girls as a woman by the name of Juanita. Juanita ran a nonprofit woman’s club for the females in her community.
In any given roller derby league you will find that the skaters regularly consist of women that range from occupations such as stay at home mothers, artists, lawyers, doctors, students and the list goes on. Within the diverse crowd you will find mothers, fathers, kids, grandparents, co-workers, college students sitting side-by-side and cheering on their favorite skaters and teams. "It’s official – You girls are nuts." Matt Lauer, Today Show, NBC Some Roller Derby Facts and Figures: Roller Derby’s Explosive Growth Rates Based on a National Survey of the WFTDA: Number of roller derby leagues at the end of 2005 – 50 Number of roller derby leagues at the end of 2006 – 108 Number of roller derby leagues at the end of 2007 – 235 Number of roller derby leagues at the end of 2008-379 Demographics: Who attends a roller derby bout? • Target age: 20-45 years old • Male: 65%, Female:
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Children from all over the world idolize professional athletes, buying there jersey, imitating there moves, and wishing to grow up to be like them. Magic Johnson was one of these guys. Not only did children idolize him, but many women as well. Magic was a regular in the LA night scene, known to go to many of the parties after Lakers wins. After taking a physical before the 1991-92 NBA season, Magic received news that changed his life forever.
The photographer was Dorothea Lange. Dorothea promised Florence the pictures would never be published, but she lied. The next day the pictures were all over every newspaper in the area. The pictures spread like wild fire from town to town. The people of America now were able to see the suffering of the “Great Depression” at its worst.
I went to elementary, middle and high school with a predominately black population. I even cheered competitively with an all-African American all-star team. The most I was with other races was at cheerleading competitions, downtown Atlanta and watching movies. Coming to Valdosta, I was very culturally shocked. I didn’t know what to expect.