CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 29: Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, and Edwin Jackson #36 of the Chicago Cubs honor student Arsema Tesfai (C) before the game against the San Diego Padres on April 29, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Tesfai, a Chicago student inspired by the life of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, won an essay contest about her own struggles with the death of her brother.
A unique crowd of people come in and buy Jackie Robinson —the hard core collectors that don’t come in my store every day.
Clearly in sports we are no longer in the age of Jackie Robinson ... Our greatest stars in professional sports are people of color. Golf has its country club traditions but Tiger Woods has been golf's superstar for a long time and there are people who are only interested in golf when Tiger Woods is playing.
This is something that I've been thinking about for years. I think my motivation was my pleasant experiences at the Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival, which was such an easy festival to attend. Parking was right there. You got out of your car and could bring in your own food, your own coolersMore quotes »
Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin among those supporting Jason Collins
it shouldn't be a problem," Kidd, now a Knicks point guard, said after practice Tuesday. "You just have to go watch Jackie Robinson and what he went through as a player and I think everyone will be fine with it."Kidd's comments came several hours after ABC Read more »
Robinson Cano's 3-run HR helps Yanks beat Arizona
changeup into the bleachers overlooking the Yankees ' bullpen in right-center to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Cano, named for Jackie Robinson , went 2-for-4 with a walk.McCarthy made it through four innings, allowing those three runs and nine hits. He threw Read more »
Curtis Granderson: I'm here today because of Jackie Robinson
is worldwide.Granderson was speaking to students at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn on Monday to help celebrate Jackie Robinson Day. Along with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and catcher Francisco Cervelli, Granderson spoke and then joined the Read more »
Curtis Granderson visits Abraham Lincoln High School
Granderson spoke to students at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn on Monday morning, emphasing Jackie Robinson's importance to baseball and his enduring legacy in improving race relations in society.Granderson spoke on Jackie Robinson Day and treated Read more »
Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn: A guide to his homes and home field
sign at the housing complex where the Dodgers' storied stadium, Ebbets Field, once stood.Joseph Dorinson, author of " Jackie Robinson : Race, Sports and the American Dream," says it's no accident that the color barrier was broken by a Brooklyn team. "Jackie Read more »
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Jackie Robinson’s Son, David Robinson, Blazes Own Path in Coffee Growing Field
15, 1947. In doing so, Robinson challenged the practice of racial segregation and helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement. Jackie Robinson was also known for his work in the African-American community when he retired from baseball. He was the first black from Black Enterprise Read more »
The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars
Jackie Robinson —the hard core collectors that don’t come in my store every day.” McDougall says he’s sold few big ticket Jackie Robinson items since he opened his business two years ago. He’s never gotten his hands on anything autographed or game used, but from Black Enterprise Read more »
Kent Bush: Being different but not feeling different
thanks to the way people have treated him, even though he looks different, he has never felt different. Not long before Jackie Robinson was becoming the first African-American to play in major league baseball, Augusta, Kan., was a “sundown town.” Minorities from Victor Post Read more »
Mountie Google Doodle Marks 140th Anniversary Of North-West Mounted Police
Robinson Google honored baseball legend and civil rights activist Jackie Robinson on his 94th birthday on January 31st, 2013. George Ferris and Valentine's Day On February 14th, 2013, Google celebrated both Valentine's Day and George Ferris's 154th birthday from The Huffington Post Read more »
See ‘42’ First Published 4 minutes ago • Updated 4 minutes ago Please take your kids to see the movie " 42 ," the story of Jackie Robinson, the first black player to play major league baseball, in 1947. If you don’t have kids, it is worth seeing anyway. Plan from Salt Lake Tribune Read more »