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Retire Willie O'Ree's 22 in the NHL

One of our mentor Sydney Kinder has made a petition to have the legendary Willie O'Ree's number retired. Here is a little something Sydney has put together for y'all to read! As well a link to sign the petition -----> Retire Willie O'Ree 22

As we engage with our surroundings, we are actively leaving our fingerprints on history. More often than not, we don’t realize the impact the fingerprints of our role models have until they’re gone. If the year 2020 has taught us anything is that we cannot take our time here for granted. 

This year we have lost those who have been influential in the progression and fight for equality. From our civil rights leaders John Lewis, Fred L Davis, Charles Evers, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, to our first barrier breakers Katherine Johnson, John Thompson, “Gentle” Ben Williams, Jon Blake, and Bob Ryland, to the heroes we let into our homes and lives, Chadwick Boseman and Kobe Bryant. In a time that we see so much loss within the community, we need to celebrate those we look up to while we can.