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Winky Wright's long career rewarded with place in the Hall of Fame

June 18, 2018 - For a five-year stretch during the early days of Ronald "Winky" Wright's 22-year boxing career he found himself as a virtual nomad. He and career-long trainer Dan Birmingham left behind the club circuit in the Tampa, Florida, region and embarked on a globetrotting tour as Wright searched for bigger opportunities and bigger purses. Luxemburg. France. Germany. Monaco. Argentina. England. South Africa. Wright, who turned pro in 1990, fought in each of those countries. In one stretch he fought 20 of 24 fights away from the United States. His passport was filled with stamps and he had a career in which he was winning but seemingly spinning his wheels, especially after getting a junior middleweight world title shot against Julio Cesar Vasquez in France in 1994 and suffering his first career loss by unanimous decision. Click here to read full article. 

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Civilizations: Paradise on Earth

WEDU PBS aires Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm 

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature. But landscape painting is seldom a straightforward portrayal of observed nature; it's a projection of dreams, idylls, escapes and refuges—the elusive paradise on earth. Visit www.wedu.org to watch preview. 

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Philadelphia man gets Lowe’s to review their racially charged receipt-checking practice

June 15, 2018 - 

Lowe’s has decided to suspend its receipt-checking protocol after a Black customer recently complained about being racially profiled. The incident took place at a West Philadelphia store on Memorial Day weekend, reports Philadelphia’s radio station WHYYThe customer, who was identified as Will Mega, grew suspicious when an employee went through all the items on his receipt despite seeing him pay for them at a nearby cash register.

Conducting a social experiment, Mega’s curiosity led him to another Lowe’s location. Upon exiting the store, Mega says he asked whether someone needed to check his receipt. The employee reportedly responded with, “We don’t do that here. This is the white ‘hood.” Visit www.thegrio.com to read the full article. 

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Trump considering pardon for boxing legend and activist Muhammad Ali even though his conviction was overturned

June 14, 2018 - 

The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump may pardon deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali. Addressing questions from reporters before departing from for the G7 summit in Canada, Trump expressed that he was considering pardoning many other people including the boxing legend and activist Ali. It’s unclear exactly what Trump would be pardoning Muhammad Ali for considering that the boxer’s 1967 conviction for refusing to report for induction into the United States military forces during the Vietnam War was eventually overturned. Visit www.thegrio.com for full article.

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The Inaugural Black Millennial Political Convention

From: Thursday, June 21, 2018
To: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

The Black Millennial Political Convention Aims To Increase Engagement Of Black Millennials In The Political Sphere And Shed A Light On Policy Issues Impacting Black Communities. Our Goal Is To Connect Black Millennials Of African Descent From Across The Country, Increase Black Political Leadership, And Inspire Civic Engagement. Whether You Are An Elected Official, A Staffer, A Fundraiser, A Community Organizer, Working Or Volunteering With A Non-Profit, Or Are Looking For Different Ways To Get Involved To Make The Community Better, This Convention Is For You. Visit www.blackmillennialconvention.com for tickets & more...

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Mini-Symposium Summit

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Location: Entrepreneur Collaborative Center 2101 E. Palm Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

Tampa’s Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurial power players will all be in the same location and available to the entrepreneurial community. Whether you are an early-stage entrepreneur, emerging-leader, investor or mentor you should attend this Mini-Symposium Summit. You will meet industry experts who can aid in the acceleration of your business growth. Click here for more information.

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Men and Women In Business Showcase Pageant

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Location: 210 North Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater, FL 33755

The Men and Women in Business Showcase is a pageant style event where the business owners can showcase their business on stage. The Showcase is broken down into 4 segments-Intro of the contestants, each contestant has 3 minutes to showcase their product or service to the judges, business attire demonstrating how they present themselves when attending a business luncheon, meeting, etc and the final segment is formal wear as an entreprenuer. Visit www.eventbrite.com for more information. 

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