The Only Thing Constant is Change


 

By Beloved Jones



In the late 1960s to mid-'70s change was the only constant of which our nation and its citizens could depend. The historical riots throughout the United States, led by the cries, and opinions of people determined to be heard, while liberals and conservatives, black panthers, newly elected officials and parents held their breath in every community black, white or otherwise. There was no greater outcry heard than in our major cities of: Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, out of 110 cities these (3) three incurred the heaviest impact of violence, murder and destruction of property after the death of the world’s greatest iconic civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Both military and national guard were called in to calm the upset of the residence. I remember this day like it was yesterday, I walked to the corner to get chips and a honeybun but the store was boarded up. I can hear my mother screaming from the porch at me to get back in the yard.

"People, moving out, people moving in. Why because of the color their skin? Run, run, run, but you sure can’t hide. An eye for eye, tooth for a tooth…Vote for me and I’ll set you free. Rap on, brother, rap on… Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration, aggravation… humiliation, obligation to our nation. Ball of Confusion. Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today; hey, hey." - The Temptations

 
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Penny Greene Rocks PG County

Penny Green

Parkdale's Penny Greene performed like a million bucks. The lithe guard scored 35 points on 13 for 19 shooting from the floor to lead the panthers to sole first place in PG County AA league play.


(1974) Cover of the Washington Post Sports /  Parkdale's Lithe guard Penny Greene rocked PG County in 1974 with his deadly fluid jump shot. He shot from three but only got two. The All-Met avg. 25.7 ppg / 48 fg % / 80 ft % / 5 apg / Parkdale won the county title in 1974.



Penny Greene Basketball aficionado and founder of DC appears in Kevin Durant Documentary: Basketball County, In the water. See trailer below:

Documentary Airs on Showtime 9:00 pm May 15th, 2020





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