This is a two-part college basketball question: (1) Before all the action begins, I would like you to pick 2 of the 4 teams that you believe will be in the Final Four this year. Each region of the country has a few strong contenders. (2) I know that I am in the minority on the following, but hey, I will say it anyway; "I think this is March Sadness for African-American college basketball players, because this time of year is the apex of their exploitation!" There I said, but anyway, is this "March Madness, March Sadness or March Badness" time for college basketball? It is okay to disagree with me on either or both of these. I would just like to know your takes on these 2 quick questions. Thanks.
Roanoke is not New York or Los Angeles, two cities that I have also lived, or Chicago, a city I became very familiar with when I was a graduate student in Illinois, but Roanoke still has a certain charm that makes it special. Is it a hick town, a country town or a big city? I give it a thumbs up, which is why I am doing my best to bring the following university to the Valley:
Roanoke, Virginia is often called the "Star City". Who are famous African-Americans (past and present) with roots in the Valley? The first ones that come to mind for me (KOH) are Booker T. Washington (from Franklin County - legendary world leader), Oliver Hill (Roanoke - late civil rights attorney), Oscar Micheaux (Harlem Renaissance filmmaker), Charles "Big Dog" Thornhill (Roanoke - '60s college football) and Al Holland (Roanoke - major league baseball), but there must be many others before them and since from all throughout the Valley (including the surrounding counties) - and from all professions. We would like to post this so that the world will see our stars! This will be compiled, updated regularly and listed at: http://roanokerelatives.weebly.com/roanoke.html. This list is of all African-Americans from the Valley, not just relatives.
In 2012 would you personally want to attend a college that has less than 20 African-American freshmen?
In 2012 there are thousands of colleges and universities to choose from, and most of those colleges offer fields of study (majors and minors) that should make you employable. With that said, would you personally want to attend a college or university in 2012 that has less than 20 African-American freshmen (freshpersons)? The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California needs to now demonstrate a better result, but it is not alone unfortunately.
Did you know that African-Americans are perhaps the nation’s largest or second largest ethnic group, surpassing the other six largest ethnic groups; English-Americans, Irish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Italian-Americans, Cuban-Americans and German-Americans?
Super Bowl # 46 -- Leave your votes and opinions here. No cheating, so you have to get your vote in ASAP (and don't try to post it after the game starts :). Let's see how smart family and friends are on this one!
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