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April 15 marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson‘s MLB debut. As a part of the annual tradition, every MLB team that plays that day has each of their players sport the universally retired No. 42. His acts off the field have been brought up even more within the last year, because of current Black…

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UAW-Ford vice president Jimmy Settles is big on giving back to his community and shows it in a major way. In honor of National Love Our Children Day, which was established to recognize children’s value in society, UAW-Ford unveiled its latest community contribution to Chapel Vision Community Development Center during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 2. The contribution included a $100K donation for revitalizing a neighborhood recreation center for local youth and the launching of its Mind & Manners Mentoring and Tutorial Program.

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What’s right? Jackie Robinson West was the first all-Black team to win the Little League U.S. Championship. They did so at a time when the lives of Black people, young, Black men in particular, were being publicly disrespected and devalued. And they did so coming from a city that’s called Chiraq because of Black youth…

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Chicago salutes Jackie Robinson West, “The United States of America Little League Champions” on their outstanding victory!  The city of Chicago did it up big time for these young men, with a parade starting from the South Side of the city, ending with a huge celebration in Downtown Millennium Park. It was an amazing sight to…

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The Jackie Robinson West youth baseball team is seeking to make history. If the team defeats Las Vegas today, it will become the first all-black baseball team to compete in the Little League World Series championship game. The Chicago-based team defeated Mo’ne Davis’ Philadelphia squad on Thursday to reach the United States championship game. Jackie Robinson West…

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In a sport where only 6 percent of the players are black, it’s hard not to notice the Jackie Robinson West team. The Jackie Robinson West team is an all-black team of 11- and 12-year-old boys from Chicago’s South Side. They’re the first team in 30 years from Chicago headed to the Little League World…

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The movie 42, inspired by the life of Jackie Robinson, was released in theaters nationwide. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and takes a look at the first season when he broke baseball’s racial barrier. Moviegoers have shared their thoughts of the film on Twitter. Click continue to view reactions.

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A portrait of Jackie Robinson’s life will be showcased in the new film, 42. Starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, the film takes a look at the trials and tribulations Robinson faced when he broke the racial barrier in Major League Baseball. In honor of Robinson’s legacy and the film, we have compiled a list…

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Moguls Russell Simmons and Bill Cosby have been at odds with each other for years, ever since the two disagreed about Cosby’s infamous critiques concerning rappers and the black community. As Simmons now reveals, the legendary comedian threatened him at a recent awards ceremony after he tried to apologize and end their feud. Simmons posted…

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It’s been 62 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. If Robinson were alive today, he would be amazed at the advancements in America since he passed away. Man is exploring the outer limits of space, people carry phones in their pocket and there is even a black president. But…

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Major League Baseball and the Braves Celebrate the Legend of Jackie Robinson On Wednesday, April 15, 2009 for the first time in history, every player in Major League Baseball and coach wore a number 42 jersey in commemoration of Jackie Robinson. Sixty-two years ago, Robinson integrated Major League Baseball becoming the first African American to…

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