Category: The Hero No One Knows

Dream Achieved: NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Boards The International Space Station

By John Murphy NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history last month when she became the first Black woman to live and work on the International Space Station. Late last year, NASA announced Watkins would be assigned to the SpaceX Crew-4 mission to space. She was first selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2017. On

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Jada White Turned Her Hardships Into Poetry 

By Percy Lovell Crawford How someone deals with tragedy can define a life. For Jada White, writing helped her cope with losing her father at 6 years old, and her grandmother drowning in the floodwaters created by Hurricane Katrina. Those incidents prompted her to write two poetry books:  “The Flower Who Bloomed” and  “I Thought

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Civil Rights Attorney Seeks Retribution For Shooting Victim Left Paralyzed By Police Officer 

By Percy Lovell Crawford Some of the stories that come across the desk of civil rights attorney Jarrett Adams can be both heartbreaking and infuriating. However, he understands the task at hand and is fully committed to seeking justice for those who have been wronged. This focus comes from firsthand experience. An innocent man convicted

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Chasing Victory: Female Runner Sets New Record Of 102 Marathons In 102 Days

By John Murphy After losing her leg to a rare form of cancer, long-distance runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma spent her life overcoming physical obstacles, climatological hurdles and thousands of miles to do exactly what people said was impossible for her. This year, for 102 straight days, Hunt-Broersma ran a full marathon — 26.2 miles — every

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A Voice For The Voiceless: Nonprofit Helps Victims Of Injustice Reclaim Their Stories

By Percy Lovell Crawford NEW ORLEANS — Injustice is not limited to a particular race, religion or gender. It comes in many forms and often goes unnoticed. Doing their part to shine a light on injustice in New Orleans and elsewhere, Angelique Phipps and Jolie Bernard have teamed up to provide a voice for those who

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Boxer Yordenis Ugas Aims To Take Down Another Southpaw 

By Lem Satterfield Yordenis Ugas wants to add Errol Spence to his impressive list of vanquished southpaw champions. The Cuban WBA 147-pound champion has been calling out IBF/WBC champion Spence for quite a while, and he’ll face “The Truth” in a unification bout on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Although Ugas (27-4, 12

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Together Again: Derrick James Will Be In Errol Spence’s Corner For Title Bout

By Lem Satterfield Derrick James didn’t mince words describing what it felt like to have a hernia. “Imagine being kicked in the balls all day long. I tore a muscle. It created a hernia. You could see it. Like bubbling up under the skin,” said James of an injury he suffered in summer 2020. “The

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Baltimore Native Phillip Mark Breathes City Pride Into Executive Role At Live! Casino

By Lem Satterfield Phillip Mark will never forget where he came from. The Baltimore native had a remarkable journey to his current position as executive host at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, including being a former culinary student and a frequent gambler in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In this Q&A with Zenger, Mark discusses a

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Jerome Featherstone Jr. Fights On For Family Glory 

By Lem Satterfield When Jerome Featherstone Jr. made his professional mixed martial arts debut against Matt Semelsberger in October 2018, he entered the ring feeling as if he had the strength of two men. The Frederick, Maryland-based Semelsberger felt the full force of that power as Featherstone scored a third-round knockout in his inaugural berth

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Anita Kimbrough: Making History While Serving Her Country

By Percy Lovell Crawford On March 4, Anita Kimbrough was promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel in the U. S. Army Dental Corps. This demonstrates that black history far exceeds its designated celebration month of February and that black history is indeed American history. A woman of many firsts within her family and her career,

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