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  • Purcell Marian basketball team inspires community despite tough end to season

    Mar 30, 2015, 2:11 p.m.

    Last week, as Purcell Marian’s boys basketball team prepared for a pep rally to kick off its OHSAA regional tournament game against Schroder, the Ohio High School sports ruling body was meeting to decide on whether or not they’d play that night. It was just hours before the scheduled game that the team learned that they’d been disqualified after it was reported that a transfer student on the Cavalier team had played in one game for his previous school. By OHSAA rules, the student would have been permitted to play after half of season’s games had transpired – as long as he hadn’t played for another school in the same season. As it was, Purcell Marian put him in at the end of a game they ultimately won by 40 points for one minute and 50 seconds – nearly two minutes that would change the entire outcome of their season.
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  • Prime Time Boomer: Theresa Allen

    Mar 30, 2015, 2:06 p.m.

    Born May 3, 1957 to Norma Jean Steele and William Steele, Theresa Allen is a Cincinnati native born and raised in the Lincoln Heights area. Graduating from Sycamore High School, Theresa would have a testimony that would change her life forever. Married and divorced at a young age, Theresa began her journey of celibacy. “I knew I had to trust God. It was his requirement,” Theresa explained. “I told Him I would wait until he gave me the right person.” And on Oct. 11, 2014, she did just that. On that beautiful Saturday afternoon, Theresa married Harry Allen at Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple in Finneytown. Theresa sat down with SeshPrime Magazine and told us her story.
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  • I am my father’s daughter

    Mar 30, 2015, 2:33 p.m.

    It is no secret that many children in the African American community are raised in a single-parent household. I, myself, was raised in one. Now at the fresh age of 27, I can honestly say that I had “daddy issues,” with the keyword being “had.” The conversation on the topic of being and/or having an absent father doesn’t seem to take place to promote healing and mending. It never happened for me, that is, until I took matters into my own hands.
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  • Biracial Miss Universe Japan facing backlash at home

    Mar 30, 2015, 2:15 p.m.

    Instead of celebrating her crown, Ariana Miyamoto is already finding the need to defend it. Japan's newest Miss Universe contestant broke barriers when she was recently chosen to represent her country. But because the 20-year-old is the daughter of a Japanese woman and an African American man from the United States, some are questioning whether she is Japanese enough to hold the title.
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  • Sewell runs the world

    Mar 30, 2015, 2 p.m.

    As Albert Sewell walks in with a lively royal purple and old gold tracksuit on, he immediately commands the attention of the room with his energetic and dynamic personality. Born January 2, 1947 to Charlie and Elizabeth Sewell he is born and bred in Cincinnati, OH. Attending Cincinnati Public Schools, he began his sports career at Sawyer Junior High School and graduated from Withrow High School while being active in track, basketball, but excelling in cross-country.
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“I was on the phone with my maternal grandmother and I had mentioned that I don’t remember ever taking any pictures with my father, and that I don’t have any in my possession. That’s when sent me this photo. I had never seen it before, and I don’t recall taking it… but I’ll hold on to it forever.” – Courtney D. Myrick (Photo provided)

I am my father’s daughter

It is no secret that many children in the African American community are raised in a single-parent household. I, myself, ...