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“Boston Blackie” Miller should be memorialized

LEONARD ‘BOSTON BLACKIE’ MILLER

SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL This coming Saturday morning, July 11, beginning at 11 a.m., the home-going service for national hero Leonard “Boston Blackie” Miller is scheduled to take place at New Covenant Baptist Church, on East West Highway, in the capital island New Providence. I refer to the late Boston Blackie as a national hero, because…
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“Boston Blackie” was one of a kind

LEONARD ‘BOSTON BLACKIE’ MILLER

SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL A national hero died on Sunday. I remember vividly, the first time I saw Leonard “Boston Blackie” Miller, with full recognition as to who he really was. This was back in the late 1950s, (I think 1959 was the year) at a time when spectators lined the streets along the route of…
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Man “for all seasons,” Dr. Roberts passes on

SPECIAL SPORTS SCOPE One of the most well-rounded citizens of the world, Dr. Patrick Roberts, died on Saturday morning past. He touched so many, in multiple facets of life, that the mourning will be widespread, inclusive of the producer of this column. With the passing of this lively, energetic, humanitarian, those of us who were…
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Grandson of Godwin Blyden, Cummings, UK wide receiver

In photo at left is Izayah Cummings and at right is Natasha Blyden-Cummings.

Five years ago, he left us for eternity. I have no doubt though, that if he was with us today, Godwin Blyden, the quiet, consummate linebacker, with the giant heart, would be smiling and happily nodding his head over the news that his grandson, Izayah Cummings is a freshman wide receiver at the University of…
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