Black History Month Feature: Labor Unionist, Civil Rights Activist A. Philip Randolph

By Lady Houston FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was an American labor unionist and civil rights activist. In 1925, he organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first successful African-American-led labor union. In the early Civil Rights Movement and the Labor Movement, […]

Daily Almanac for Sunday, February 25, 2024

By StephanieLee Elliott   FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Sean Astin (born Sean Patrick Duke; born February 25, 1971) is an American actor. His acting roles include Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985), Billy Tepper in Toy Soldiers (1991), Daniel Ruettiger in Rudy (1993), Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Doug Whitmore in 50 First Dates (2004), Bill in Click (2006), Lynn McGill in […]

CBJ POST-GAME NOTES: Blue Jackets lose close affair against Buffalo, 2-1

By Joe Coopersmith GAME AT A GLANCE THREE STARS 1st – C. Clifton, BUF (1-0-1, GWG); 2nd – D. Tarasov, CBJ (stopped 35-of-37 shots faced, L); 3rd – U-P. Luukkonen, BUF (stopped 25-of-26 shots faced, W) GOAL SCORERS Columbus: PP – D. Voronkov (15) Buffalo: Z. Girgensons (6), C. Clifton (1)   GOALTENDERS Columbus: D. Tarasov […]

Black History Month Feature: Track star Jesse Owens, who won 4 Gold Medals at 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

By Lady Houston FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games. Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous […]

Daily Almanac for Saturday, February 24, 2024

By Danielle Daniels FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Philip Hampson Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American billionaire business magnate who is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., a global sports equipment and apparel company. He was previously its chairman and CEO. As of December 2023, Forbes estimated his net worth at $45.0 billion. He is also the […]

Columbus Fury wins first game in franchise history, 3-1 over Omaha Supernovas as Asjia O’Neal stars

By Annie Walker     Asjia O’Neal Columbus Fury Middle Blocker Press Conference Fury 3 Omaha 1 February 22, 2024.mp3   COLUMBUS—The Columbus Fury made history on Wednesday night, hosting the first-ever professional women’s volleyball match in the state of Ohio at Nationwide Arena. The […]

Georgia State Football Coach Shawn Elliott leaves for assistant’s position at South Carolina: Athletics Department issues Statement; spring Practices & Spring Game Postponed

By StephanieLee Elliott   2/15/2024 STATEMENT FROM GEORGIA STATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS CHARLIE COBB On the resignation of head football coach Shawn Elliott “We want to thank Shawn Elliott for his hard work and dedication the last seven years to build this football program. I know this was […]

Daily Almanac for Friday, February 23, 2024

By Lady Houston FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS USS Osmond Ingram (DD-255/AVD–9/APD-35) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Gunners Mate First Class Osmond Ingram, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor. Construction and commissioning Osmond Ingram was laid down 15 October 1918 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation‘s Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts; […]

Columbus Fury Earn First Win Of The Season In Front Of Over 9,165 Fans; Head Coach Ángel Pérez Postgame Press Conference

By Annie Walker Angel Perez Columbus Fury head coach Press Conference Fury 3 Omaha 1 February 21, 2024.mp3   COLUMBUS—The Columbus Fury made history on Wednesday night, hosting the first-ever professional women’s volleyball match in the state of Ohio at Nationwide Arena. The Fury capped […]