Some of the Worlds’ greatest playground basketball players have come out of New York City. Hoop stars like Connie Hawkins, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Pop Gates, Jack DeFares, John Isaacs, Carl Green, etc.
There was another playground basketball player visiting their city recently. President Barack Obama was there to address the NAACP on their 100th Anniversary.
He didn’t bring back memories of those great players. The left-handed jump shooter’s cross-over move to the podium in the ‘Big Apple’ made Earl Monroe’s move look mediocre.
President Obama made it clear from the very beginning of his 37-minute speech, that his recent historical move into the White House proves there have been some improvements in race relations in America. He also reminded us there is still plenty of work to be done.
He clearly understands in 2009 that when “White America” catches a cold, ‘Black America’ catches pneumonia. We are the most murdered; most incarcerated, and suffer more unemployment then any other group of people in America. We are the victims of all of these things in a country that we help build....
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