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NFL black power: NFL starts season with 7 African-American coaches | Richmond Free Press


Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 46-year-old coach started this season with 116 career, regular season victories against just 60 losses.

Among African-American NFL coaches, only Tony Dungy has more victories, with 148 wins as head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts combined.

Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis is the current leader among African-American NFL coaches with 123 wins. But Coach Lewis is 59 and perennially on the hot seat because of an absence of postseason success; the team is 0-7 in the playoffs.

By contrast, Coach Tomlin has a Super Bowl title,…

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NFL black power: Mahomes among 6 African-American quarterbacks | Richmond Free Press


Patrick Mahomes II has gone from substitute to superstar with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The latest addition to the NFL’s African-American quarterbacks club has passed for 10 touchdowns in Kansas City’s opening wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 6-foot-3, 23-year-old second-year pro out of Texas Tech threw for four touchdowns against the Chargers and six more against the Steelers.

That’s the most touchdowns in the first two games of the season in NFL history.

In those outings, Mahomes threw for 582 yards with zero interceptions.

It is also the most touchdown passes in NFL annals for a player’s first three starts.

Mahomes spent his rookie season in Kansas City backing up Alex Smith, now with the Washington pro…

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First Baptist Church in Richmond Celebrates 175 years


RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – A community comes together this weekend to celebrate 175 years of family. A congregation that formed in 1843, First Baptist Church in Richmond has been on the same plot of land for all these years.

Reverend Robert Blythe is the ninth pastor to serve here and says the church, started by slaves, provides a sense of community to the African American community and gives them a place to remember their history.

“You can’t change the last 175 years, it is what it is.” Blythe said.

The building has been rebuilt five times since the first pastor bought his own freedom in the eighteen hundreds. It started as a small log building and has never moved from the corner of Collins and…

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Justifiable homicide | Richmond Free Press


Justifiable homicide.

That’s the ruling Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring has applied to the bizarre and tragic case of 24-year-old Marcus-David Peters, the unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer last spring off of Interstate 95 while apparently suffering mental distress.

Mr. Peters was a highly regarded high school biology teacher in Essex County, where he had earned a reputation as a caring and capable educator, according to Mr. Herring.

Outside the classroom, Mr. Peters, who was known for his sense of humor and positive attitude, volunteered building houses with Habitat for Humanity and worked part time in security at The Jefferson Hotel in Downtown.

But he was far different when…

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August 30-September 2, 2018 Edition | Richmond Free Press


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