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A 1936 Olympics gold medal won by Jesse Owens sold for $1,466,574 early Sunday morning, the highest price ever paid for a piece of Olympic memorabilia, ESPN reports.
In the midst of the worldwide media coverage surrounding the death of human rights hero Nelson Mandela, another big news story was deemed worthy of ample coverage on international news sites and blogs. Apparently a major celebrity is pregnant, and she decided to unveil the identity of the father as a press announcement as if she were the star of the Watergate scandal, and we were finally being told the true identity of Deep Throat.
The largest annual salary Donald Smith ever collected while working for the city of Detroit was $28,000. But the lure of a pension and a lack of skills to pursue higher-paying jobs kept him at the city for 29 years, even as he watched the industrial stalwart become a faded remnant of its former self.
When I heard about the “#whitegirlsrock” hashtag that trended on Twitter, my immediate reaction was, “Well, duh! Of course white girls rock. Are they unaware?” White women's beauty, talent, diversity and worldly contributions are affirmed everywhere: on billboards, on television, in magazines and in textbooks.
Editor's note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these "amazing facts" are an homage.