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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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“THE ALL WHITE GROWN, SEXY & BEAUTIFUL AFFAIR” | Wednesday, July 3rd

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ICYMI: Mayor Bowser Announces Lidl Grocery to Open at Skyland Town Center in Ward 7

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This week, Mayor Bowser announced plans for Lidl US to open its first store in Washington, DC at Skyland Town Center, an 18-acre site located in Ward 7 at the intersection of Good Hope Road, Naylor Road, and Alabama Avenue SE.

The Skyland Development Team secured the lease with Lidl US, a grocer that operates more than 65 stores across nine East Coast states. The store will be the first internationally recognized full-service supermarket to enter Wards 7 and 8 since 2007.

In January, the Mayor broke ground on Good Food Markets in the Bellevue community in Ward 8, making Lidl the second major announcement about bringing a new grocery store East of the River in the first six months of the Mayor’s second term.

Learn more HERE.

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