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Basketball pioneer, Va. native Earl Lloyd dies at 86

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WASHINGTON – Earl Lloyd, who grew up in Alexandria and became the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association when he took the court for the Washington Capitols in 1950, has died. He was 86.

ABC7 in Detroit reports that Lloyd died Thursday afternoon at about 1 p.m.

Lloyd also won a championship while playing with the Syracuse Nationals in 1955, and was the first African-American bench coach in the NBA when he coached the Detroit Pistons from 1971 to 1972. He was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

His emphasis, NBA.com says, was on setting picks, getting rebounds and playing defense.

NBA.com says that he played until 1960, and said he encountered virtually no racism from fellow players. The fans, he said were another matter.

“My philosophy was if they weren’t calling you names, you weren’t doing anything,” Lloyd says. “You made sure they were calling you names, if you could. If they were calling you names, you were hurting them.”

Source WTOP.com

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Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

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Join us for Big Night Baltimore as we count down to 2018! This event features all of your premium drinks all night! The Radisson Baltimore Inner Harbor will be the place to be to take in the reunion of the legendard Mr. Greengenes as well as djs on 5 dance floors! Then all join in for a huge midnight celebration all at Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!

https://www.bignightbaltimore.com

Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:30 am

Location: Radisson Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor – NEW!

Make your plans to ring in the new year at one of Baltimore’s greatest party spaces!  Experience the most exciting and hottest gala of the season! Tickets are on sale now! Please join our email list to be informed of the latest updates.

THE GLITZ AND THE GLAMOUR
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DONATE Please donate to our Christmas for disadvantaged youth

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Please donate and help us give disadvantaged youth a wonderful holiday!

Each donor will be recognized no matter how big or small you donation (we ask for a minimum of $5).

100% of all donations and proceeds will used for funding of:

  • Holiday gifts and toys (limited)
  • NEW Winter Coats, Socks, and Shirts (limited)
  • Books (limited)
  • Christmas Trees (limited)
  • Harris Teeter Baked Chickens  (limited)

Recipients of items above are lower income residents of southeast Washington, DC that are in desperate need. Items will be handed out at the local half way houses located at Minnesota and Good Hope Avenue SE from on Christmas Event from 7pm-10pm and again on Christmas day 7am-10am.

Our goal is to make sure we help as many disadvantaged children as possible have a good Christmas holiday! 100% of all funds raised will be used!

Please donate below and THANK YOU!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA CASH APP

Please write in notes “For disadvantage youth Christmas” and your name or the name of your organization to be recognized.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA PAYPAL

Please write in notes “For disadvantage youth Christmas” and your name or the name of your organization to be recognized.

 

 

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202-594-9899 | Hello ‘at’ UrbanMarketing.us

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SHY GLIZZY VIP BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BLISS FRIDAYSat #BLISSFRIDAYS | December 8

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