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Dec 17th

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Lynx honored at the White House

Lynx honored at the White HouseWASHINGTON - President Barack Obama welcomed the Minnesota Lynx to the White House last Tuesday in recognition of the team's 2011 WNBA Championship. The President honored the team's memorable 2011 season, as well as the efforts of the Lynx to support health and wellness programs through its WNBA FIT and Breast Health Awareness initiatives.
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First Lady Michelle Obama greets U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and her mother

First Lady Michelle Obama greets U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and her motherFirst Lady Michelle Obama greets U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and her mother prior to appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” at the Tonight Show Studio in Burbank, California, Aug. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

Title IX isn’t just about sports

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” – Title IX

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NAACP congratulates Gabrielle Douglas on her success at the 2012 Olympic Games in London

NAACP congratulates Gabrielle Douglas on her success at the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Douglas earned two gold medals and became the first African American and fourth American to win the women’s all-around gymnastic event.

Photo: Associated Press

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Rybak appoints Butts- Williams, McCarthy to Sports Facilities Authority

Rybak appoints Butts- Williams, McCarthy to Sports Facilities Authority

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak appointed Dr. Barbara Butts-Williams, a Capella University dean, and Bill McCarthy, president of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, to the newly-formed Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.

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Negro Leagues baseball historian will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Negro Leagues baseball historian will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Larry Lester, Negro Leagues baseball historian, Black sports researcher and co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., will speak at 7 p.m. June 21 in Room 100 of Schneider Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Lester’s visit is in conjunction with a traveling exhibit, "Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience," on display through July 2 at UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library. The national traveling exhibit chronicles the remarkable history of baseball's Negro Leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players.

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Marcus Hill plays in the NBA Philippines Typhoon Relief Game

Marcus Hill plays in the NBA Philippines Typhoon Relief Game

L-r: Coach Andre Cobbs, Juaquin Hawkins, Alastair Baird (little boy), Keith Closs, Tony Farmer, Marcus Hill and Sheila LaRue.

On March 25th, a select few former NBA players joined coach Andre Cobbs of United Recreational Sports and C-1 Group for a charity basketball event.  Held in Los Angeles, CA, the basketball game raised money for the Philippines typhoon relief, a tragedy that occurred in December 2011 and took the lives of thousands of Filipinos.

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