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Oakland Raiders: Miracle on Fourth Street, a Christmas Story

By Damali Binta Yael On December - 25 - 2009

Friendships Through Thick and Thin

Forty-seven years ago, a young, handsome man said "Hello" to a slim, strutting young lady in the hallway of the Nabrit Science building on a university campus in the Southwest part of the United States. 

A friendship started and it has lasted through thick and thin, gaps and breaks, in the lives of both people. The Bleacher Report names for these two people are JCI and Damali. Although the length of these two people's journey spans 47 years, there were gaps in their communication, one of which lasted for 26 years.

JCI became a professional football player. He played for the Oakland Raiders.

Damali became the mathematics professor and writer. Both have reached goals that are to be respected, since all of us get transformed for the better, especially as we mature. A third component of this circle of friends and colleagues is Damali's brother, Rev. Edsel Warren Brannon, Jr. He, too, has been through transformative experiences.

The Beginning, the Idea

One day the man, JCI said to Damali, "You with y...

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