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Black Woman Golfer: It Was Like We Had Targets on Our Backs

No charges were filed, but the confrontation Saturday touched a raw nerve after two other somewhat similar incidents. Two Black men in Philadelphia were handcuffed and arrested on April 12 after a Starbucks employee called police because they hadn’t bought anything in the store. And employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a Black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company.

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Golfer Charles Sifford Inducted in PGA Hall of Fame

Legendary golf player Charles Sifford was one of seven golfers inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame 2015 class on November 12. Other inductees included Tommy Bolt, Lee Trevino, and Payne Stewart. Charles Sifford Jr. accepted the award for his father, who passed away in last February at the age of 92, according to the New York Times. Sifford’s career broke the color boundaries when he became the first African American golfer to compete in the PGA tour in 1961. The PGA also had a Caucasian-only clause at the time but Sifford persevered through hostility to continue his career in