Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Malcolm Kenyetta Dukes, 23; Ran Education Program in Brazil

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Malcolm Kenyetta Dukes, 23; Ran Education Program in Brazil

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Malcolm Kenyetta Dukes, a St. Louisan who was director of an educational program in Washington for African-Brazilian children, drowned Wednesday (Nov. 15, 1995) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, while swimming in the ocean, according to his family. He was 23.

Mr. Dukes was born in Memphis, Tenn., and raised in St. Louis. He attended Sumner High School, where he tutored his classmates. He graduated from Mascoutah High School in Mascoutah, Ill. In his free time, he counseled abused children and his peers.

In the mid-1980s, he was an elementary school chess champion in the metropolitan area. He was also a star baseball player with the Mathews Dickey Boys Club.

In 1992, he moved to Japan, where he wrote music and wrote sports columns for the Japanese Update newspaper under a pen name, Young Malcolm D.

He moved to Washington last year. He started as a volunteer for the National Urban Coalition in Washington and was appointed director of its educational programs for African-Brazilian children. …

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