Tuskegee Airman George Hickman Dies at 88

In today's link roundup: One of the first black pilots to fly for the U.S. military during World War II died over the weekend. Plus: Gabby Douglas glams up for Essence magazine.

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George Hickman (Via the News Tribune)

Tuskegee Airman George Hickman dies in Seattle at 88: Hickman, who was decorated as one of the first black pilots to fly for the U.S. military during World War II, died over the weekend. He was also known for his association with the sports community in Seattle, working as an usher at University of Washington events and for the Seattle Seahawks.

Nike to sell new LeBron James sneakers for $300: "LeBron X" is Miami Heat star LeBron James' 10th shoe release. The shoe debuted at the 2012 Olympic gold-medal game between Spain and the United States.

First lady served cabbage sloppy joes and zucchini fries to kids for the state dinner: First lady Michelle Obama held the first official "Kids' State Dinner" at the White House to promote her Let's Move! anti-obesity campaign.

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas gets glam for Essence magazine: Gabby Douglas celebrates her historic Olympic win with a full-blown magazine photo shoot complete with glitzy designer threads. The magazine nabbed an exclusive spread with the gold medalist, and in it she flosses her fabulous physique in a gold J. Mendel dress, among other snazzy apparel and accessories.

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