Daily Archive: September 23, 2013

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People

Diahann Carroll passes torch to Kerry Washington

Diahann Carroll, left, and Kerry Washington present the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Diahann Carroll happily passed the torch to Kerry Washington as Black actresses starring in their own TV series and nominated for Emmys. The 78-year-old actress just wishes it hadn’t taken 45 years to happen.

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Sports

Ali, Norton and golden age of heavyweights

In this Sept. 10, 1973, file photo, Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, has died, his son said, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/File) by Tim DahlbergAP Sports Columnist They were young once, and perhaps it’s best to remember them that way. Magnificent men on stages equally as magnificent, they were part of the golden age of heavyweight boxing. With Muhammad Ali as the common thread, they fought in faraway places like Zaire and the Philippines, in Yankee Stadium and in the parking lot of a faux Roman palace on the Las Vegas Strip.

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National

As 2016 looms, Clinton keeps up with supporters

In this July 9, 2013 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauds international delegates to the during the Women in Public Service Project leadership symposium, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) by Ken Thomas Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Whether she runs for president or not in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton is making sure she stays connected to important Democratic constituencies, from college students and Black women to the gay and lesbian community.