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Dad

Not long ago, I was sitting with a friend of mine, surrounded by her husband and two daughters. Her father was in the center of the room, in a hospital bed, on oxygen. He looked ashen… He was dying. It is times like these when I flash back to my own father’s life and death. My father was a remarkable man. He was born in Georgetown, Guyana in the late 1920s, the youngest of 13 children. He immigrated to the United States in the mid-1950s, believing he had a track scholarship to Morgan State College. Somehow, by the time he arrived,

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Father’s Day

My dad wasn’t like all of the other dads. He was different. Being a doctor was different. Being from South America and speaking with that accent was also different. He had an intensity that was unmatched. On this Father’s Day, I’d like to take a minute and remember my father – Frank William Thompson. You were and are loved and appreciated. Rest in peace.

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The shot and how we know about it

The shot that was heard around the world. How do we know about it? This was a cool article (My mom would have pressed the wrong button on the tape recorder, I promise): When I was a little boy, my dad and I would sit on the floor next to his old reel-to-reel tape deck, taking turns talking into it and playing our voices back — the same reel-to-reel he unwittingly used to gain his 15 minutes of fame. It was October 3, 1951, when Larry Goldberg, a 26-year-old travel agent living with his parents in Brooklyn, set up the deck

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

Where is The Outrage Topics
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