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Oscar Robertson on social issues: ‘Where are the white athletes when this is happening?’

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sitting nearby and Bill Russell also at the NBA Awards show, NBA legend Oscar Robertson said he is happy to see LeBron James take an active stance on today’s societal issues but called on white athletes to do the same.

Speaking to reporters after he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday in Santa Monica, Robertson spoke at length when asked about how his generation of players were engaged in social activism and if he is proud to see some of today’s stars and the NBA try to better the community.

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Newseum Honors First African American Woman to Cover White House

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On Friday, Sept. 21, a new sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House and Congress, is scheduled to go on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

At the unveiling of the sculpture, featured guests are expected to tell the story of this pioneering journalist who rose to the top of her profession despite racist policies that segregated Black journalists and sexist attitudes that severely limited opportunities for women in the industry.

“Alice Dunnigan endured poverty, segregation and sexism and she fought to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist,” designer Lauren Bohn wrote on Twitter.

“Alice’s story should give hope to anyone who has ever doubted his or her ability to make it through tough times or, much more painfully, his or her own worth,” said political analyst Jordyn Holman.

Denver, Colo., Mayor Michael B. Hancock said the tribute is long overdue.

“Alice Dunnigan was a barrier breaker for women and people of color to reach higher heights in journalism,” Hancock said.

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Howard University Senior to Compete in 2020 Olympics With Two Siblings

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Howard University senior Latroya Pina will represent Cape Verde proudly while competing in the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Pina is set to participate as a part of the first-ever Cape Verde National Swim Team in the 2020 Summer Olympics, according to the school’s website, the Howard Bison. She currently competes for several races, including the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter breaststroke.

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