@dp_mind.and.soul Former #Kings All-Star center #DeMarcusCousins has reached out to the #family of #StephonClark to cover the cost of the #funeral, a source told The Bee.
Clark, 22, was shot and killed by #Sacramentopolice on Sunday while holding a cellphone in his grandmother's backyard. The death of Clark, who was #unarmed and #AfricanAmerican, sparked protests Thursday.
Clark's family set up a #GoFundMe page on Monday to raise money for funeral expenses and burial costs with a $50,000 goal. It had raised over $61,000 as of 1 p.m. Friday
Demonstrators blocked the doors for Thursday's Kings game against the #AtlantaHawks, bringing the #national sports community's attention to Clark's story. As tipoff time approached, the Kings began denying ticketholders access to the arena for safety reasons.
The start of the game was delayed about 20 minutes, and it was played with a sparse crowd of about 2,000 fans in the lower bowl.
Cousins, who was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans last season, has a history of outreach in the #Sacramentocommunity.
He paid for the funeral of Grant High School football player #JaulonClavo, who was shot before a playoff game in 2015. He held free basketball camps at Sacramento High School and bought a new scoreboard for the school's basketball gym.
Cousins was a regular at high school games and enjoyed being accessible to students, especially at inner-city schools that high-profile athletes might not want to visit.
Cousins participated in forums with police in his hometown of #Mobile, Ala., and in Sacramento, and has spoken candidly about the issues and concerns from both sides.
The NBA recognized Cousins' work away from the court last October, awarding him the inaugural Offseason #NBACares Community Assist Award for his work in #Alabama, #NewOrleans, Sacramento and #SouthAfrica.
The #UniversityofColorado will posthumously honor #LucileBerkeleyBuchanan, the school's first #female#AfricanAmerican graduate, who was barred from walking at graduation 100 years ago. "She was enrolled, went to all the classes, did all the exams, qualified to graduate," said Ann Carlos, division dean for social sciences. "And she did #graduate, but when the moment came to be acknowledged at the #graduationceremony — to walk across the stage, have your hand shaken, to be given a diploma — that didn't happen. "And so this #celebration of this woman's life was both to help us all remember who she was and to acknowledge and make a small reparation for the fact that she didn't walk 100 years ago." As detailed recently in CU's College of Arts & Sciences Magazine, the recognition of Buchanan is a product of many years of work by Polly McLean, a CU associate professor who researched Buchanan's story and corrected the record at the #university, which previously claimed the first black woman to graduate did so in 1924.
McLean will give the inaugural Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Lecture at 6 p.m. April 4 at Old Main Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. She has also authored a book about Buchanan called "Remembering Lucile," which will come out in May.
McLean, who is on sabbatical and could not be reached, will accept Buchanan's degree onstage at the Boulder campus' spring commencement on May 10.
CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano called the recognition of Buchanan "an #honor that is long overdue." Buchanan was born in #Denver in 1884 to #formerslaves. She earned a degree in #German at CU and became a #teacher. She died at the age of 105 in Denver. "In talking with Polly (McLean) and some others, it became clear there's more to this than just an #AfricanAmericanwoman who graduated in 1918," Carlos said. "Polly's biography will show what an extraordinary life this woman had." According to the university, McLean was the first #blackwoman to earn tenure at #CU and the first black woman to serve as head of an academic unit. #foodforthought#rbg#problack#panafrican#blackexcellence#blackisbeautiful#blackwomenrock#blackgirlsrock#blackmenrock#blackboyjoy
This guy has been on most every Marvel superhero team! He's been an honorary X-Men due his marrying Storm. He's taken over for Sue and Reed Richards, alongside Storm, to fill out the rest of the Fantastic Four, not to mention his stints as a member of the Fantastic Force and the Defenders!
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