Jackie Robinson

@kwellscomm  PraiseIndy.com Sports — Another professional athlete is entering the frey defending San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem. He’s Baltimore Orioles star outfielder Adam Jones. Jones told USA Today the reason there hasn’t been a protest in baseball is because it’s “a white man’s sport.” Only eight-percent of major league players […]

On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.

“Foul ball!” That was the call made by the leaders of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West baseball team against Little League International. The team’s leaders have…

Minor league baseball team Brooklyn Cyclones will host a series of Unity Day events Monday, after a nearby Jackie Robinson statue was vandalized last Wednesday…

The Jackie Robinson statue that sits outside MCU Park in Coney Island was found defaced with racial slurs and graffiti Wednesday, according to the NY…

There is much that can be said about the legendary Jackie Robinson. We can talk about his barrier-shattering accomplishment on the baseball field on April…

In this photo, where Jackie Robinson‘s historic signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers was captured on black and white film, I cannot help but wonder what…

When Magic Johnson and a group of fellow investors plunked down $2.15 billion to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers, the deal was the largest amount…

Most people know Jackie Robinson as the man who famously broke baseball’s color barrier when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, but what else do you know about Jackie Robinson? Born on January 31, 1919, into a family of sharecroppers in Cairo, Georgia, Robinson’s mother moved the family to Pasadena, California in 1920. […]

New York — A tony Queens enclave once home to a host of black stars – including Jackie Robinson and James Brown – became a historic district Tuesday on the first day of Black History Month.

VIA:  JackieRobinson.Com Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first […]