Daily Archive: May 29, 2013

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National

This Week In Black History 5-29-13

SOJOURNER TRUTH Week of May 29 to June 4 May 29 1854—Escaped slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth delivers her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron. Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) had been physically and sexually abused by various slave owners and their wives in New York. She sought refuge in religion. She finally escaped after her last slave owner reneged on a promise to free her. She became the leading female abolitionist of the period giving powerful speeches. She traveled widely in her anti-slavery mission telling friends “The spirit calls me and I must go.”

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Sports

Parker carries Spurs back to finals

TONY PARKER DRIVES PAST GRIZZLIES DEFENDER (AP Photo) by Teresa M. Walker MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—It may seem as if the San Antonio Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it’s been since their last chance. Now they’re back in the Finals with their first chance at a championship since 2007, a really long time for a Spurs team that knows a thing or two — or three — about hoisting trophies.

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Generation Y

Designed by kids, built by volunteers

PLAYGROUND BUILDING—Several volunteers teamed with professionals to build a KaBOOM! Playground in Homewood. This was the first of a series of playgrounds to be built throughout Pittsburgh to help children be more active. (Photos by J.L. Martello). More than 200 volunteers from Homewood Children’s Village, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community joined forces recently to build new playgrounds in Homewood, and various other communities. The new playgrounds’ designs are based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in February. The construction took all day as volunteers and professionals worked together.

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Sports

Heat break out in game 3 for 2-1 lead

BIG THREE—Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James gather after victory. (Photo by AP) by Cliff Brunt INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—The Indiana Pacers didn’t see this version of Udonis Haslem coming. There was no reason to. Haslem, a veteran forward who had scored in single digits in six of his previous seven playoff games, finished with 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting to help the Miami Heat beat the Pacers 114-96 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night.