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On the Trail of the Ancestors: Excerpt Three- The Black Jockeys

This week’s  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to Kentucky where he honored the black jockeys, America’s first athletes.   From Ch. 11: In the Saddle with Jimmy Winkfield … Continue reading

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Black Jockeys & The Kentucky Derby: A Book Excerpt

Tomorrow is the 138th Kentucky Derby, dubbed the “Fastest Two minutes in Sports.”   Horse racing faces new challenges: the drugging of horses, the loss of interest in the sport as betting becomes more widespread and fans turn towards football and basketball, … Continue reading

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Black Jockeys at the HOOD

Welcome to The HOOD; the House of Original Dreams. A state-funded program serving at-risk youth ages 16-21 in West Chester, PA, 35 miles outside of Philadelphia.   Here young people can prepare for the GED, learn job skills and life lessons.  … Continue reading

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