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Blacks in the Olympics: Coverage

In People and Pop Culture, Sports on February 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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“First black Olympic figure skating pair electrify crowd” – [Reuters]
(See videos of past performances of Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur here.)
“American Speedskater Shani Davis Belongs to the World”- [New York Times]

The Decade Part 1: People to Know {pop culture}

In People and Pop Culture on December 21, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Quadruplets Kenny, Martina, Ray and Carol Crouch were the first quadruplets admitted to Yale.

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Lou Jing, a young contestant on China’s version of American Idol, sparks debate within the country (and around the world), on race and identity.

Genevieve Jones (accessories designer), Shala Monroque (editor-in-chief of Pop Magazine), and Desiree Rogers (former President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, current Social Secretary) were introduced to the world as “Socialites 2.0”. ¬†While these women party in style, they have the brains and business sense to back up their beauty.