NBA names HBCU grad to head African league

The NBA has named Amadou Gallo Fall, its vice president and managing director for Africa, as president of the Basketball Africa League, a new professional league featuring teams from across Africa. “Amadou’s efforts to grow basketball and the NBA’s business across Africa have been extraordinary, and he is an ideal choice to lead the Basketball … Continue reading NBA names HBCU grad to head African league

Cannabis crusaders to converge on Commonwealth capital

https://twitter.com/paauditorgen/status/953356903555502080 Pennsylvania NORML chapters, the ACLU-PA and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition will lead a gathering in Harrisburg next week to speak with legislators about decriminalizing and legalizing cannabis in the Keystone State. “Considering our current political climate, we have a unique opportunity to assemble the voices of cannabis advocacy from across this state to show legislators that we are united … Continue reading Cannabis crusaders to converge on Commonwealth capital

Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

Willie O’Ree, the National Hockey League’s first player of African descent, helped to launch a week-long celebration marking the 60th anniversary of his history-making debut. Appearing over the weekend at the Willie O’Ree Invitational Tournament, hosted by SCORE Boston Youth Hockey at Ulin Memorial Rink in a suburb of Boston, the Boston Bruin legend was greeted warmly by girls and boys … Continue reading Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

In the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution, IOC President to convene “North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting”

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, recently called for a meeting to decide on the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. “This is a great step forward in the Olympic spirit and in the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution passed by … Continue reading In the spirit of the Olympic Truce Resolution, IOC President to convene “North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting”

ArtPlace aides creation of ‘multi-media creatorspace,’ invests $8.7 million in community development projects

Investing money in community development projects where artists, arts organizations, and arts and culture activity work to strengthen communities, ArtPlace America recently announcing recipients of its National Creative Placemaking Fund. Pennsylvania’s Village of Arts and Humanities (The Village) was one of 23 projects chosen from nearly a thousand applications, slated to use the $500,000 grant … Continue reading ArtPlace aides creation of ‘multi-media creatorspace,’ invests $8.7 million in community development projects

Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world

This year, Human Rights Day signaled the launching of a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, … Continue reading Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world