LeBron James: The Royal Brand of Basketball
Plenty of little boys love to play basketball. But there are only a select few who rise through the ranks, quickly outshining their peers to become celebrities in the game. Nonetheless, such was the case for LeBron James, one of the NBA’s most prolific players and marketable brands.
While many NBA basketball players are able to boast modest beginnings, James became renowned for his attempts to launch his professional career in basketball before he could even make it to senior prom. In fact, most of LeBron’s hard work occurred while he was still in high school. Indeed, the spitfire dubbed “Mr. Basketball” sparked national attention with his impressive skill at such a young age. Being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated makes it a bit difficult to finish out your teenage years in relative peace. (Continue Reading…)
First Lady Michelle Obama to address the NAACP National Convention
WASHINGTON — The NAACP says first lady Michelle Obama will talk about her campaign against childhood obesity when she addresses the organization’s annual convention in Kansas City on July 12.
Mrs. Obama launched her “Let’s Move” campaign to bring attention to the U.S. childhood obesity epidemic. One in three American children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk of developing serious health conditions. The statistics are worse among black and Hispanic children. (Continue Reading…)
South African police deny report of child trafficking at border
JOHANNESBURG — South African police denied Wednesday a report that 20 child trafficking victims had been discovered at the Mozambican border.
“The reports are unfounded. They are false,” said Leonard Hlathi, a police spokesman in Mpumalanga province, as the Mozambican news website that published the story back-tracked from its report.
“We dispute what is contained in the report of the Mozambican newspaper. The allegation, the things that they’re talking about, did not happen. It’s just a fabrication.” (Continue Reading…)
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