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Seventh NABJ Sam Lacy Award winner got a big surprise

2015 NABJ Sam Lacy Sports Pioneer Award winners: Front row (l-r) Tony Oliva, Alan Page, Bill McMoore, Linda Roberts
Back row (l-r) Jim Colon (Toyota executive), Charles Hallman, Briana Scurry, Marc Spears (NABJ Sports Task Force president, LaVelle E. Neal, III

One moment Charles Hallman was in familiar territory. Then, in the blink of eye, he found himself on unfamiliar ground.

The veteran sports columnist for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder was in familiar territory while covering the presentation of the Sam Lacy Pioneer Awards during the 40th Annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Minneapolis last week. Continue Reading →

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Black Press helps get Wilt immortalized on U.S. stamps

The Wilt Chamberlain stamp

Wilt Chamberlain’s (1936-1999) best sport was track and field, but basketball became his fame. He was six feet tall at age 10 and grew to 7-foot-1, dominated the NBA for 15 seasons and forced several rule changes, including widening the lane. But it wasn’t until last year that the Hall of Fame center finally was “posterized” on a U.S. stamp, a campaign that was initiated by the Black Press.

“It all started with a column in 2008,” explained Donald Hunt of the Philadelphia Tribune in a recent MSR phone interview. Continue Reading →

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