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January 30, 2016

Desmond Blair: An Artist Who Is Different NOT Disabled

Black History: Special Delivery!!

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Desmond Blair

 

Desmond Blair’s creative expression is amazing to behold. He is taking the art world by storm. Blair originally started painting to solve a problem. Blair was born without hands due to a birth defect called ameilia. He attempted to learn how to write with his feet, and mouth. He then discovered how to write using both of his hands. Growing up, Blair became interested in cartoons and animation. His interest in animation motivated him to keep improving his method of drawing using both hands. Blair eventually decided to focus his artistic skills on painting portraits. Continue reading “Desmond Blair: An Artist Who Is Different NOT Disabled”

Celebrating The 90th Anniversary of The Harlem Globetrotters

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The Harlem Globetrotters are internationally beloved for their entertainment and basketball athleticism. In their 90 year history, they have played more than 20,000 games in more than 100 countries. The Harlem Globetrotters were founded in Chicago by Abe Saperstein, as the “Savoy Big Five” in 1926.   It was an all African American team. The team debuted as the New York Globetrotter in Hinckley, IL in January 1927. The name was switched to the Harlem Globetrotters in 1930 to reflect its predominately black roster. Continue reading “Celebrating The 90th Anniversary of The Harlem Globetrotters”

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