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How Black Jockeys Dominated Horseracing Before Jim Crow

Americas earliest black athletes won 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derbys

The first generation of black U.S. athletes dominated an unlikely sport. The godfathers of Owens, Ali and Williams weren't found on basketball courts or in boxing rings. Instead, they were the jockeys of the race track and their dizzying success -- and dramatic fall -- is one of the most remarkable buried chapters in U.S. sporting history.
 
 

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Free Speech Or Incitement? French Mag Runs Cartoons of Prophet Mohammed

Any depiction of Islam's prophet is considered blasphemy by many Muslims

PARIS (CNN) -- After a week of deadly, international protests against an anti-Islam film, a French satirical magazine is fueling the debate between freedom of expression and offensive provocation.


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Oral History Is Focus of Npmtc Hd Camera Workshop September 29

Providing tools to collect the oral histories of those in our community is the current project of the North Portland Multimedia Training Center (NPMTC). For thousands of years, people have been collecting and learning from oral information passed down from one generation to the next. Today,


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Franciscan Files Tell Abuse Story Inside the Roman Catholic Order

The documents show how abuse in a religious order can be closely tied to the formation of children who grow up to become brothers and priests

The documents show how abuse in a religious order can be closely tied to the formation of children who grow up to become brothers and priests, said Terence McKiernan, founder and co-director of Bishop Accountability.org, which collects documents on clergy sex abuse and posted the Franciscan files online Wednesday.


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