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SPECIAL TO THE HAMPTON ROADS MESSENGER Newport News, VA –
Allen Iverson & Girls
attended Boys Greater
Hampton Roads in Newport News, and he’s now pulling together support to replace the very court on which he grew up playing basketball.
“The Club was one of the only places in my neighborhood that had a gym,” said Iverson. “I learned so much in that gym, beyond how to play ball.”
The Club is now more
than 60 years old, serving as a safe haven for nearly 100 youth each
day, and thousands of
youth and teens since it opened. A major asset to the Club is its gymnasium, which is used for community tournaments, open court sessions, private rentals, and then by Club members each day. The court serves as more than a recreation space and is critical for the downtown community, which lacks workout spaces and gyms.
Unfortunately, the current
floor is composed of VCT tile with concrete underneath. The tiles are faded and popping up, creating an unstable floor. Additionally, the concrete underneath
creates a harsh
landing surface bad for joints, which can lead to “jumper’s knee,” or patellar tendinitis.
In partnership with Allen Iverson, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia
seeks to replace the aged floor with Sport Court, a durable, low-maintenance performance flooring solution. Basketball is a game full of starts, stops, accelerations, and cuts. Traction is paramount. Safety is the first priority. The
patented suspension and
of Sport Court provide lateral forgiveness, helping to reduce joint stress and fatigue and protect against concussions and injuries from falls.
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Photo: Janaye Ingram, the director of national partnerships for Airbnb (left), and actor and humanitarian Danny Glover want to educate Blacks about the economic benefits of hosting on Airbnb. (Freddie Allen/ AMG/NNPA)
BY FREDDIE ALLEN Airbnb, the
housing marketplace that
connects travelers with hosts in 65,000 cities and 191 countries worldwide, is now on a mission to increase awareness about the company’s economic benefits in communities of color.
It’s part of an ongoing effort to increase and eliminate
the platform that launched during the Great Recession.
In 2015, the company came under
fire when Harvard researchers reported widespread discrimination by Airbnb hosts.
“Real Airbnb users of color said they
weren’t surprised,” SmarterTravel.com
reported. “Black users shared stories of repeated cancellations and failed booking attempts,
using #AirbnbWhileBlack social media.” AIRBNB DIVERSITY PAGE 15 on
Linda Good BY CHRIS PARKS
Michelle Hammond The Hampton Branch of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently held its 46th Annual Life Membership Awards Banquet. The theme for the evening was “Steadfast and Immovable.” Jorsene Cooper, who served as the banquet chair, said in a letter printed in the banquet souvenir booklet, “We must show the world that we stand for justice and we will not stop our fight for equality for all.”
Edna Malone Photos by Henry Stovall The keynote speaker for the evening was
Dr. E. Faye Williams. Dr. Williams spoke about her close friendship with the late Dick Gregory. She said that she was in the room with Gregory when he “closed his eyes for the last time.” Williams is a former professor of International Law at the Southern University School of Law. She is the current National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women.
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Airbnb campaigns to increase diversity on its platform
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