Legendary Black biker finally celebrated by the motorcylcle industry. Sugar Bear's shop opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1971, with the intent to produce street rideable choppers and products. It soon became apparent that a quality custom springer needed to be built to achieve the "long" look desired by his customers.
The strong and stylish Sugar Bear Springer for which he became famous was constructed with steel (rather than tubes).…
i love being me here. cali is the perfect place for expression. i loathe the east coast. and like to spend as little time there as possible. its a great place to visit. and thats about it. location really does make a difference. dont know what planned. but we'll see. so....kool
Added by Keis Wa on January 31, 2010 at 6:04am —
short of breath
can’t stop or slow down
that brings instant death
hounds at my heels
dogging my steps
can’t even look back
or my soul will be swallowed
it’s not right
i’m not wrong
are you punishing me
for merely trying to exist?
rather than burn
i’m left alone in the cold
it’s easy to deny the things
you’ve never had to see
easy to disregard
all the the… Continue
The people in Atlanta never seem to travel to far from the stereotypes.The seem to stay in their roles of what is considered the appropriate way of acting, dressing, and being "black." Many people in the south, especially African Americans in the south will not try something new until whatever it is becomes a popular trend, popularized by an hip hop artist, and then approved by hip hop culture.
I think back during the times of baggy jeans, and long white tees. My true
Young African American motorcross racer makes History.
23-year-old James "Bubba" Stewart entered his first dirtbike race at age 4, and went on to win 11 American Motorcycle Association amateur national titles.
In 2002, he made his pro debut and was named Rookie Of The Year. He has since won many supercross championships and races, and has received many accolades and major endorsements.
As the first African American to dominate the field…Continue
Added by T.O.B.E. on January 30, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Oh, I've seen the mistreatment by men have on her beautiful lovely face
Yet and the hard work of her hands tell the story of a life so stressful.
Weight of her backbone bares unlimited pressure of everyday living takes
place but never couldn't be broken
Years of survival has been taught by no lesson
but experience has walked her through it
time and time again.
Her tender brown feet has so many miles like a used… Continue
Non-profit made History with the first African-American Polo team in the nation. "Founded in 1994, Work to Ride (WTR) is a 501 c3, non-profit community-based prevention program that aids disadvantaged urban youth though constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports and education. The program is housed at Chamounix Stables, located in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. This setting provides a unique opportunity to bring urban youth in contact with animals and…Continue
Retired astronaut Gen. Charles Bolden is the current National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator. Picked by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, He is the first African-American to head the agency on a permanent basis.
Born in 1946 in segregated South Carolina, he had to study in a blacks-only school. His perseverance and high grades earned him a spot at the U.S. Naval Academy. He then became one of the United Sates Marine Corps'…Continue
Added by T.O.B.E. on January 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —
First Black player in the National Hockey League
Special thanks to AP Community member Amoni for telling us about him!
Willie O'Ree was born on October 15, 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada. He began playing ice hockey as a child in Canada and was playing in a local league by the time he was 5 years old. "That was the thing to do in the winter," he says. "Everything freezes over, the…Continue
Added by T.O.B.E. on January 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
It was the best experience of our lives... We were fortunate to have been chosen to open up for "Living Colour" for 4 dates in Sept. "09." The Birchmere" (Alexandria, VA). It was the first night and "Living Colour" are doing Sound check when we pulled in. What a sight and what a sound.. and this is just SOUND CHECK!!! LoL.. This is when we all talked to every member about how hype we were about being on the tour for the selected dates that we had.
14-year-old develops a way of sewing up patients after hysterectomies.
Tony Hansberry II is a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.
This neurosurgeon in the making attends Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, a magnet school in Jacksonville, Florida, geared toward all things medical. His project came about last summer during his…Continue
I got an e mail 5 days ago saying they had been shipped and I am still waiting! Grrrr. Had to do the library thing and thought I wouldn't find many more movies to watch. I am going to start listing them in here because I lose track of what I watch.
My Life In Ruins
Ping Pong Playa
The Perfect Holiday
Ballroom dancing and charm school
Cirque du Soleil's youngest musical director now touring with major artists.
Ric'key Pageot is a pianist, keyboardist, producer, composer, arranger, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, from a musical family of Haitian descent. His life is an inspiring example of how far hard work can take you.
As a child, his parents noticed his interest for the piano and initiated him to private lessons in classical music. By the age of twelve, he was performing with his family in…Continue
Added by T.O.B.E. on January 27, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Tomorrow is extra credit day so I have to go dye fabric at school and turn it in. It should be fun.
The soccer player called today from 'Portugal'. I put it in quotes because in the back of my mind I feel like all this playing soccer all over the world simply isn't true. I'll be surprised if it is. He told me he'd be in Miami on Saturday, needless to say he isn't. I guess the deal is since the earthquake hit he's been recruited to play games to raise money for the survivors in Haiti.… Continue
Added by lyfenlyn on January 27, 2010 at 1:34am —
First African-American to build, own a golf course
Source: The New York Times
EAST CANTON, Ohio — Every corner of the modest two-story frame clubhouse he owns and operates, every tee and green of Clearview Golf Club, the 18-hole course he designed and built, bears the imprint of Bill Powell. Sown 63 years ago in an act of defiance, nurtured by the sheer force of will of the man whose vision gave it birth, the club stands as a monument to a golf giant who has battled…Continue
Added by T.O.B.E. on January 26, 2010 at 3:00pm —