As of today (Aug. 24), Hall of Famer Len Dawson of Kansas City Chiefs fame has sadly passed away at the age of 87. He was put into hospice care on Aug. 12. Len Dawson’s family shared a statement with KMBC, a Kansas city news station where Dawson had worked in his second career as a broadcast analyst for the Chiefs: “With wife Linda at his side, it is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Len Dawson. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. Len was always grateful and many times overwhelmed by the countless bonds he made during his football and broadcast careers.
For the first time in its nearly fifty year history, Black women have been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.