08 01 2014
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NAACP, Black Newspaper: New Virginia Baseball Team Will Not Be Named the Hambones

Richmond's new professional baseball team could soon be called the Flying Squirrels or the Flatheads or even the Hush Puppies or Rock Hoppers or Rhinos.
But the relocated minor league franchise that once bore the proud, straitlaced name of the Connecticut Defenders will definitely not be called the Hambones.


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Book Review: Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth

It's not a good sign when the author of a book is already making apologies in the preface for what you're about to read. That's what we have in the case of "Barack Like Me" by David Alan Grier, a disjointed rise of Obama memoir which might have sounded like a good idea a year ago, but which amounts to little more than the unfocused ramblings by a guy who probably didn't have any reason to sound so giddy about Barack Obama or even about his own life.


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