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Boseman, 43, was “Black Panther”

CHADWICK BOSEMAN, 43, was best-known for his role as “Black Panther” in several films. He also portrayed baseball star Jackie Robinson, civil rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and soul music superstar James Brown.

Chadwick Boseman, who played Black titans both fictional and historical, has died at the age of 43.

According to the Associated Press, he died at his home in the Los Angeles area after a long bout with colon cancer. Boseman, best known for portraying the African superhero Black Panther in three Marvel films, also played baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson in “42,” a young Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall” and soul music giant James Brown in “Get On Up.”

He began is acting career on television in 2003 and moved into films in 2008. His portrayal of T’Challa, the ruler of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda helped make him one of Hollywood’s most outstanding leading men. It was that role that won him – and his colleagues  – the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2019.

He was unmarried and had no children.

Rally in Washington to keep the “dream” alive

AL SHARPTON speaks (NAN).

Thousands of people rallied in Washington D.C. on Friday to call for an end to police violence and for change in the nation’s leadership. Termed “The Commitment March” with the rallying call “Get Your Knee Off Our Neck,” the rally was organized by National Action Network on the anniversary of the original “March on Washington” in August 1963 at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Speakers included Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III.

“We come today, Black and White, and all races and religions and sexual orientations to say this dream is alive. You may have killed the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream because truth crushed to earth shall rise again,” said Sharpton. “Get your knee off our neck. Enough is enough.”

Summer wanes with nice weather

The outlook for the West Orange County weather this weekend is just fine for late summer. The low tonight (Friday) should be 64. The high temperature on Saturday is forecast to be at 81, followed by 80 on Sunday and 83 on Monday. Overnight lows should be in the 62 to 64 degree range.

Dodgers fall to Rangers; Angels win

Here are games scheduled for area pro sports teams. Scores will be posted as they become available. All times are Pacific time.

  • Texas Rangers 6, Dodgers 2.  Four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and sent the Rangers to the win Friday night. Derek Dietrich started the rally with his second homer of the year. The Dodgers’ Corey Seager was again LA’s hitting star with a single and double and an RBI. He’s now batting .312. He also drew a walk. The team is now 24-10, still atop the National League West, 4.5 games ahead of the San Diego Padres.
  • Angels 3, Mariners 2. The Angels got something they haven’t had in a long time: a good starting pitching performance. Andrew Heaney (2-2) worked 7.2 innings, giving up four hits and one earned run while striking out 10 batters. Mike Trout hit his 11th homer of the year and the other runs were driven in by Justin Upton and Albert Pujols. Tommy LaStella was traded to the Oakland A’s for Franklin Barreto during the game. The Angels are now 11-22 and still in fifth and last place in the AL West, 11.5 games out of first place.

The Lakers’ Western Conference playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled today (Friday) has been postponed to Saturday at 6 p.m.

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