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Byron Griffin

Byron Griffin

Three The Hard Way

EarlLoydThe second round of the NBA playoffs is in full swing. Names like back to back MVP, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Paul Peirce, Dwight Howard, Shaquille O’Neal, just roll off the tongue. But sixty years ago this was not the case at all.

In the land of the free, home of the brave, the National Basketball Association was completely blacked out, one hundred percent devoid of color. But in 1950 three pioneers forever changed the game.

Who was the first “nonwhite” to enter the NBA? The answer is somewhat complicated. Was it Earl Lloyd, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, or Chuck Cooper?  Lloyd actually became the first “nonwhite” to play in a game when he took the floor against Rochester Royals in 1950. His team’s season started earlier than the other two. Clifton made history when he signed a contract and made a NBA team in the same year. Then Cooper broke a  barrier when he became the first “nonwhite” ever drafted by a NBA team.

Earl Francis Lloyd was born April 3, 1928 in Alexandria Virginia. He played for West Virginia State College at the forward position and became respected as a defensive threat. Lloyd led his team to two CIAA titles in 1948 and 1949. He was dubbed the “Big Cat” as a NBA player.

He enjoyed nine seasons, playing in more than 500 games, averaging, 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Lonnie G. Johnson

LonnieGJohnsonInventorHints of spring are in the air. Before long it will be summer. And if summer arrives with half the intensity of the recent Northeastern winter, you might want to be armed with Lonnie Johnson’s invention.

This brilliant engineer brainstormed an idea for one of the most powerful weapons ever, inspired by a faulty faucet.

Lonnie G. Johnson engineered, with his mother doing the hard part, his way here October 6, 1949. He hails from Mobile Alabama, a state embedded into the black civil rights movement. In spite of it all, only eighteen at the time, he built a remote controlled robot with parts from a scrap yard. His ingenuity won first prize in national competiton.

Israelis Commit Identity Theft

Identity Theft
Identity Theft
Identity protection such as Life Lock should have been around to stop the Israeli jews, whom now occupy the state of Israel, from stealing the identity of the Hebrew Israelites. Warning: This information may be enlightenment unto the reader.

After the flood of Noah (Genesis 9:15), his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth repopulated the earth. Fast forward the story to the days of Abram, whom named was changed to Abraham, the Father of many nations. Abraham was a Hebrew. (Gen.14:13) Abraham’s loins produced Jacob, his grandson. Jacob’s name was later changed to Israel. (Gen.32:28) Israel produced 12 sons, whom produced the 12 tribes of Israel, also known as the Israelites. (Gen. 46:26) All were from Abraham, the Hebrew.

The Mind, The Battlefield

HbombThe Atomic Bomb was once the most feared and coveted weapon of the world’s nations. Since the United States of America poisoned the inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945, scientists, employed by world leaders, have developed even more deadly missiles filled with hydrogen, uranium, and plutonium. These types of exterminators were the premise former president George W. Bush offered the U.S. public to gain support to send our loved ones off to the slaughter house. Consequently the phrase “weapons of mass destruction”, also known as WMD’s was coined. It is a fact, these weapons do exist, and should be feared. But there is a greater weapon of mass destruction. This weapon could be considered a biohazard armed incorrectly. Nuclear missiles are mere water pistols compared to this weapon, the human mind.

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