Category: The Americas

Coaches, Wrestlers Grapple With Life After Parkland Massacre

By Lem Satterfield Kenny Gendason has never forgotten the horrific shooting. When Nicholas Cruz, 19, opened fire with an AK-47 at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School on Valentine’s Day in 2018, Eagles’ wrestling coaches Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon were among the three staff members and 14 students murdered. Gendason was among the

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Fight Club: Artur Beterbiev Challenges Boxing Rivals Dmitry Bivol And Canelo Alvarez

By Lem Satterfield Boxing champ Artur Beterbiev is ready for all comers. Beterbiev holds titles from the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC). He craves an undisputed all-Russian 175-pound battle with WBA counterpart Dmitry Bivol, as well as a clash with twice-beaten four-division champion Canelo Alvarez. Beterbiev

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Kentucky City’s Incubator Seeks To Produce More Black-Owned Businesses

By George A. Willis Two years ago, Dave Christopher knew something had to change. COVID-19 shut down his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, in the spring of 2020. Many businesses in his city didn’t survive, while others barely managed with the help of grants and Paycheck Protection Program loans. But Christopher took a closer look and

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Mykal Manswell Manages To Maintain As Mental Health Advocate

By Lem Satterfield Mykal Manswell speaks with maturity beyond his years, especially when addressing mental health concerns among African Americans related to racism and the pandemic. The 25-year-old former college football player referenced racial suffering having affected blacks since the birth of America and beyond during an interview with Zenger. “The African-American community has unfortunately

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Combate Global Set To Be Most-Watched MMA Brand In North America

By George A. Willis First he was the co-creator of the of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now Campbell McLaren is making his MMA Hispanic sports and media franchise into the biggest in North America. Today the UFC is one of the most successful franchises in sports history and Combate Global seems to be tracing the

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Sense Of Direction Depends On Where You Grew Up

By Martin M Barillas Suburbanites and country people have an unheralded advantage over city dwellers, who show less ability in orienting themselves, according to a study. A research team has published a new study in the journal Nature, finding that childhood influences a sense of direction into adulthood. With participation from 400,000 participants in 38

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Redwoods Have Specialized Leaves That Allow Adaptation To Both Wet And Drier Climates

By Martin M Barillas The tallest trees in the world continue to offer insights to scientists, with a new study revealing that redwoods have functionally distinct leaves that allow them to thrive in both wet and dry areas. The paper, appearing in the American Journal of Botany, showed that redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens) feature two

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‘Unprecedented’ Water Levels Threatening Hydropower Generation In The West

By Zachary Rosenthal The nation’s second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, is continuing to dry up, placing water supplies and power generation in the West in potentially dire straits. Lake Powell is an artificial lake in the middle of the Colorado River on the border between Arizona and Utah. Created in 1963 after the construction of the

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