Damali Binta YAEL is a native Texan who is a lifelong learner. Her interests are sports, mathematics, music, photography, research and writing. During her college years, she met a number of football players who became NFL players. In 2007, she was inspired to do research and write about the Oakland Raiders, those who have been enshrined in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, and life after professional football for a selected group of former players. She resides in Texas. During her leisure moments she loves to look at football videos, study the Hebrew language and to do community service. She has traveled to Russia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Egypt. She has written articles on nascent democracies, focusing on "Mathematics and Democracy." For several years, Damali has been a member of the Professional Football Researchers' Association. She published the article, "A Gleam of Dawn," telling of the magnificent victory on Dec. 6, 1970 when the Oakland Raiders defeated the New York Jets 14-13, in the last eight seconds of the fourth quarter.
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