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Chicago Tribune posts Raye of Light story

Chicago Tribune posts Raye of Light story

Thanks to the Chicago Tribune for using Ed Sherman's story on "Raye of Light" first posted on www.shermanreport.com.Click here: Shermanreport.com book report posted on Raye of LightClick here: Chicago Tribune picks up Sherman Report on Raye of LightMore national...

Old Michigan State NCAA memories

Old Michigan State NCAA memories

Thanks to Mike Klocke, an old friend from our State News days, for this nostalgic photo he posted on Twitter looking back when we covered Michigan State in the first round of the 1978 NCAA basketball tournament at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Mike is on the right; in the...

MLK stopped at Michigan State between Oslo and Selma

MLK stopped at Michigan State between Oslo and Selma

Martin Luther King Jr. visited Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing on February 11, 1965 and spoke to a full house of 4,000 that greeted him with a standing ovation at The Auditorium. Only two months earlier King had accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo,...

Spartans turn out for Raye of Light book signing

Spartans turn out for Raye of Light book signing

Thanks to all the Michigan State alums, friends and family of Jimmy Raye and mine who turned out to a successful book signing Sunday at the Barnes and Noble in Cary.Spartans living everywhere across this great country. There were Michigan State alums representing the 50s, 60s,...

Shermanreport on Raye of Light

Shermanreport on Raye of Light

Thanks to Ed Sherman of the Shermanreport.com for posting a book report on Raye of Light. I appreciate that Ed recognized the book about Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad is an untold story.Click here: Shermanreport.com book report posted on Raye of LightClick...

Captain Mannie elected despite Chicago style voting

Captain Mannie elected despite Chicago style voting

A treasure trove of untold sports stories clearing a path to integration throughout society can be still uncovered a half-century later. The reason is the media avoided racial issues in the mid-20th century, including athletic milestones. This was demonstrated once again in...

Online USA Today story featuring Jimmy Raye

Online USA Today story featuring Jimmy Raye

Many thanks to USA Today ’s NFL writer Jarrett Bell for his excellent story on Jimmy Raye in the USA Today’s Special Edition for Black History Month.Click here: USA Today on-line version of Jimmy Raye feature written by USA Today NFL writer Jarrett...

Book signing on Feb 15 at Barnes and Noble in Cary

Book signing on Feb 15 at Barnes and Noble in Cary

Jimmy Raye and Tom Shanahan discussed their book Raye of Light and signed copies on Feb. 15, 2015 at the Barns and Noble in Cary, N.C. The address is 760 SE Maynard across form the Cary Towne Center. The phone number: 919-467-3866.Click here to purchase from publisher's...

Todd Peat Sr parental advice has been to step back

Todd Peat Sr parental advice has been to step back

I first spoke to Todd Peat Sr. five years ago, introducing myself and asking for his son Todd Jr., a Rivals 4-star recruit planning to visit San Diego State. He handed the phone to his namesake.That may sound natural to you, but trust me: it’s not always so. Not in a college...

Dean and Duffy shared MLK Dream

Dean and Duffy shared MLK Dream

I was still researching and writing “Raye of Light” when North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith was named to receive the Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony with President Obama in 2013.In addition to detailing Michigan State football coach Duffy Daugherty’s...