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Running For Relay For Life

220px-American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeIn May 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Washington decided he wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients. Honor patients that have cancer or had cancer. For 24 hours, Dr. Klatt walked around the track. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He walked approximately 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer. Nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. After this successful event, Dr. Klatt thought about how other people could partake in a similar 24-hour event in communities across the country. He recruited a small team of people and put on the first Relay For Life event in 1986. Since then, Relay has developed into an overnight event where people bring tents and sleep out around the tracks.

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For The Love of Money

1138186_man_sleeping_on_the_groundThe first time I came to Atlanta, I was on a Greyhound bus on my way to Macon, GA and I saw about 50 people lined up on the sidewalk. I thought they were shooting a movie or something. Ten years later I moved to Atlanta and that's when I found out that there was no movie being shot ten years prior. I found out, that for the 50 people I saw, there were hundreds more all over the city. They were homeless. What's worse is there are many homeless shelters here and they are filled to capacity. Why? What saddens me is people walk around them like they don't exist. Some of them have lost jobs, some are mentally challenged, drug addicts, and veterans.

Innterracial Marriage In Sports

861761_man_woman_cigars_1REMEMBER PEOPLE, THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS.

GET MAD, IT'S COOL. I HAVE A BULLETPROOF VEST ON LAYAWAY. WE NEED TO OPEN UP THE DOORS OF COMMUNICATION AND NOT BE AFRAID TO SAY THINGS THAT MAY NOT BE POPULAR.

HERE WE GO!

Many of our black athletes come from humble beginnings. They came up watching their single mothers struggle, working long hours, or hustling to take care of them. A lot of them grew up without fathers and had mothers strung out on drugs. Sports were their escape.

To the future athlete these are some of the things that they saw on a daily basis.

* DRUGS

* GUNS/BLACK ON BLACK CRIME
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