Monday, March 17, 2008

Photos of the Day

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Howard Cross, OJ Anderson, Bruce Harper, Ray Lucas, John Starks and Herb Williams attend the 2nd Annual John Starks Celebrity Casino Night on March 14, 2008 in New York City.

Starks, a former New York Knicks player, founded the John Starks Foundation in 1994, whose mission is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors in the form of academic scholarships and to provide community programs focused on furthering the educational, recreational and career development of children and their families.

The academic scholarships are for students residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma and New York/Tri-State area high schools. For more information on the 3 Point Scholarship program, visit the foundation website here.

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The Washington, D.C. chapter of the GRAMMY Foundation held its GRAMMY Career Day on March 14, 2008 at the University of the District of Columbia. Music producer Chucky Thompson (left) participated in the event, that featured interactive performances, hands-on workshops and panel discussions for high school students, all led by the leaders of the D.C. music scene. Other musicians that participated included Raheem DeVaughn and singer Lil' Mo.

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Lance Gross, Eva Marcelle, Tyler Perry and Angela Bassett at the premiere of Tyler Perry's new movie, Meet The Browns in LA on March 13, 2008. The movie opens in theaters this Friday.

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Former New York Knicks players Earl "The Pearl" Monroe and Walt Frazier attend the New York premiere of ESPN's 'Black Magic' on February 25, 2008. Black Magic aired last night on ESPN, which highlights unknown stories of players and coaches who attended historically black colleges and universities, a group largely ignored by historians and sportswriters. Part one featured John McLendon, who successfully integrated the NAIA and NCAA tournaments, was the first to coach an integrated professional sports team, and the first to head coach at a predominately white institution; and Harold Hunter, the first black to ever sign a NBA contract (for $4,000). Catch part two tonight on ESPN, 9 pm EST and visit the website here.