The Alarming Rise of Jeremy Lin’s Black Antagonists
Overnight, Lin went from a nobody development league player to the toast of New York City, and all via a glorious burst of athleticism that rivaled the greats of old. The world loves a Cinderella story, especially when the little guy is like Lin, a kindhearted, good-looking underdog with a Harvard degree and a deep faith in God. Everything was beautiful. But then came the bowing. Sadly, it appears as if Jeremy Lin’s fame has brought out black celebrities saying offensive things about him.
Seabees team makes history in Afghanistan: In the rocky mountains of Helmand province the group from Port Hueneme becomes the first all-female team in Seabees history to take on and complete a construction project.
It was an unusual job even for the Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s construction forces trained to hold a hammer in one hand and a Beretta M9 in the other.
First, the team selected to build barracks high in the mountains of Afghanistan consisted of eight women, who are all stationed at Naval Base Ventura County. And second, the women completed the job far ahead of schedule.
Photo: This team of eight women completed construction of four barracks buildings in the mountains of Afghanistan in November. Credit: Department of the Navy
Dad was a Seabee, so I’m extra proud of these ladies.