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Black Rodeo Celebrates 10 Years In Shreveport-Bossier

If horse relays, calf roping, and bareback riding sound like a good time to you, it's likely you were one of the thousands of people at the CeturyTel Center Saturday night for the 2010 National Black Rodeo Finals.The rodeo, which is presented by the Real Cowboy Association, not only features nearly 500 cowboys and cowgirls from across the country, but there's also a few good musical acts prepared for the sold out crowd of more than 13,000 people. Acts include the Grambling State marching band, R&B group Lejit and a step group.The "Baddest Show on Dirt" isn't just a good time. Frank Penny Edwards, Real Cowboy Association president, said he was an adult by the time he saw the first African-American cowboy. He wants younger generations to know about the forgotten cowboys."If you notice, you look on television and you never see any African-American cowboys." said Edwards. "We want to let everyone know that African-American, Spanish-American cowboys have been trailblazers in the United States."This is year ten for the National Black Rodeo in Shreveport-Bossier. It started with only 4,000 people at the Hirsch Coliseum, and now the CenturyTel Center is sold out every year.

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