31 July 2022


Both ground breaking actress Nichelle Nicols and great Boston Celtics center Bill Russell have died.

As Lt. Nyota Uhura on Star Trek, she changed the representation of Black women on TV, showing a hyper professional communications officer on the Enterprise, and was in ½ of the first interracial kiss, along with William Shatner, on a us major network TV program.

Later, she helped recruit minority and women to technical fields, particularly for NASA.

Bill Russell had a good case to be the greatest basketball player of all time, and an even better case as to being the most dominating basketball player of all time, and, in addition to being a lifelong civil rights activist, he was the first Black coach in the NBA in his final two seasons as a player, and first Black coach in the NBA to win an NBA title, and the only player coach to win an NBA title.

Damn, damn, damn.


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