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Black youths need heroes

Black athletes such as Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and others once spoke out about civil rights and social issues, influencing an entire generation of black youths, says NBA veteran and lawyer Len Elmore. After Ferguson, black athletes need to be strong role models again and use their visibility to speak out. Read the column.