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25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

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*Damian Monroe “Football” Williams never intended to make history, or revolt. But he wanted to make a name for himself, in South Central Los Angeles. In the decade leading up to the 1992 Riots, Williams sat on his porch and watched the happenings between Florence and Raymond, on 71st street. What he saw was the swagger […]

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EURweb Exclusive: Berry Gordy and ‘Motown Alumni’ Show for 9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest [VIDEO]

EURweb Exclusive: Berry Gordy and ‘Motown Alumni’ Show for 9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest [VIDEO]

By Billie Jordan * Motown alumni — Their very presence spawned a feeling of magic; the power source still flickering in its winter years, at the “9th Annual Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest.” In their hearts and minds lied the wisdom of decades, and a phenomenal world history in music. They’d seen the changing of eras since the 1960s; experienced […]

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Lee Wesley Gibson, Oldest Living Pullman Porter Dead

Lee Wesley Gibson, Oldest Living Pullman Porter Dead
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*Lee Wesley Gibson, who had the distinguished honor of being the oldest living Pullman Porter in the United States, according to the National A. Phillip Randolph Museum in Chicago, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2016 at 106 years of age. He died peacefully at home with his family by his side.  Funeral services will … Continue reading Lee Wesley Gibson, Oldest Living Pullman Porter Dead

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