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Sports

OVERTIME…Goodbye to “The Deacon”

BILL NEAL, LEFT, WITH DEACON JONES :10 Last week the NFL lost one of its greatest ever players and most certainly one of the 10 greatest D-Lineman of all time. The creator of the head slap, Deacon Jones died of natural causes at the much too young age of 74. Anybody that knew “The Deacon” will tell you it wasn’t all natural causes. The man lived life large…all legal…but large! I know because I had the pleasure and privilege to have interviewed him about 25 years ago, when he was in town to do a “Lite Beer” promo. My first major assignment for the New Pittsburgh Courier, given to me by “The President” of the Know It All Club and my writing mentor Eddie Jeffries. (All I can tell ya without getting head slapped from above is, yes there were women when I got there…4 to be exact! Like I said, natural causes!)

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People

‘Star Trek’s’ Zoe Saldana on racism: ‘I’m not going to talk about it’

Zoe Saldana arrives at the LA premiere of “Star Trek Into Darkness” at The Dolby Theater on May 14, in LA. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)(CNN) — Zoe Saldana is one of Hollywood’s leading actresses, and she’s making headlines as Uhura in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” She crossed barriers as the lead in “Avatar,” the highest grossing movie of all time. But how does being a woman of color impact her career choices and options?

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National

Miss. town stunned by slaying of openly gay mayoral candidate

RISING STAR SLAIN–This Jan. 20, 2007 photo shows Marco McMillian, 34, a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Miss., who was found dead on the Mississippi River levee Wednesday, between Sherard and Rena Lara, Miss. (AP Photo/The Clarksdale Press Register, Troy Catchings) by Holbrook Mohr Associated Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found.

Entertainment

‘Flight,’ ‘Django Unchained’ among NAACP nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Flight,” ”Django Unchained,” ”Beasts of the Southern Wild,” ”Red Tails” and “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” are up for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the NAACP Image Awards. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced the nominations Tuesday for the awards that honor diversity in the arts. The 44th annual ceremony is scheduled to air Feb. 1 on NBC. NOMINATED–Jamie Foxx as Django and Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candle star in the film, “Django Unchained,” directed by Quentin Tarantino. “Flight,” “Django Unchained,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Red Tails” and “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” are up for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Cooper, SMPSP)