Randolph Jacobs was around four years old when it took just one movie—and a legendary icon—to know what he wanted to do with his life. “My aunt took me to watch The Last Dragon,” Jacobs explains. “It was my first glimpse of Taimak. That was it for me; I’ve been kicking ever since.” Jacobs, 41, […]
Ronak Patel has been a freelance journalist covering sports (High School sports and college basketball) for nearly 15 years, Including stints with The Kalamazoo Gazette (Mi), The Decatur Daily (Ala.), and The Courier News (NJ).
A Professional Boxer Finds Peace High in the Trees
On a rain soaked Friday afternoon at the Journal Square Path Station people are in a hurry as per usual. But inside the Starbucks, Franky Davila takes it all in and grins. “I can sit here and after what I’ve been through, I can smile,” Davila said. “You have to be fortunate as life comes […]
An Olympian Teaches Table Tennis in Jersey City
When Wang Chen, now 48, came to New Jersey via China in 2000, it wasn’t her intention to focus on table tennis, a sport she began playing at age 7 in her native Shanghai. “When I first came, it was to help my sister with her business in New Jersey,” Chen said. “I thought for […]