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Hardy L. Brown

Don’t fall for the Rope-A-Dope of Penman and his Cronies

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When Muhammad Ali was in his prime he developed a couple of boxing phrases to describe his fighting style and they are remembered today.

One was the “Rope-A-Dope” and the other was the “Ali-shuffle.” The Rope-A-Dope was used when he wanted his opponent to think he was almost knocked out and his opponent would come in closer for the kill.

Brown vs. Board

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When Brown verses the Topeka Board of Education decision was handed down, I was in the sixth grade in Jones County Elementary School with an all Black student body. It was a wooden building located just across the road in front of our home.

Charles Redd: Just Did It

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Some people talk about helping others while others just do it. Charles Redd was one of those people who just did it. His reputation as a counselor at Fontana High School when I was referred to him back in 1972 was if you want some help, you go to Mr. Redd.

DeVonne Armstrong: A Giant Tree Has Fallen

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Does a tree make a sound when it falls in the forest if there is no one around?

Review the Issues Not the Whistleblower

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We are in the professional basketball season playoffs and one of the things we have in the game to keep it fair for all sides is the “whistleblowing” referee.

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