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United We Stand

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To the strong, independent women I know (and I don't know). To the people of different races, different cultures. To LGBT friends and acquaintances (and strangers). 
The health of our future, the stabilizing of our climate, the safety of mankind. Compassion, inclusion, and creating a country proud to call home.
All of it.
I'm with you.
The voices will not remain silent.  Progress will not be swept aside and will not be erased. So many years and so many fights will not be forgotten. All that has been accomplished--in the past eight years and beyond--will not be stripped away.
Not without a fight.
Standing tall in the face of adversity, despite the ache in the gut that has been felt by many over the past four days, is what makes us stronger. We may fall nine times, but know for certain we'll get up the tenth.
Protest. Donate. Speak up. Listen. Lift up your hearts to those that experience the social injustice on a daily basis. So many people have…

American Sports Franchises Thirsty for a Title

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A billy goat. A dash of bad luck. A sprinkle of a die hard fan. Leon Durham. Add those together and you have the beginnings of the recipe for the curse that has haunted the Chicago Cubs for over 70 years.
In winning the 2016 World Series, the Cubs collected their first World Series title since 1908. Their seven-game victory effectively ended the longest title drought among the four major professional sports leagues in the United States.

Now that the talk of a goat and Bartman can be put to rest, it is now the Cleveland Indians sitting on the longest drought in the Major League baseball. The Indians will be discussed here, as will the other longest droughts in the three other major American sports leagues.
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The Indians moved through the American League this postseason with ease. First, they swept the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. Then, they took care of the Toronto Blue Jays in five games.
Yes, the Indians lost in the World Series after l…