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The life of Jackie Robinson was celebrated throughout Major League Baseball on Monday, April 15, 2019. It was on that day in 1947 Robinson broke color barriers as the first African American to play in the majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The anniversary of Robinson’s first game has been commemorated since 2004. Every major leaguer…

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The Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron was one of the best baseball players of all time. Delta Air Lines and the Atlanta Braves teamed up to host Hank Aaron Week in honor of the home run hitter. On Friday, June 22, 2018, the Atlanta Braves hosted the Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award presentation which honors individuals who have overcome…

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There is a video clip of a young boy rejoicing on April 8, 1974, during the groundbreaking event where Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, thereby surpassing Babe Ruth (born George Herman Ruth Jr. on Feb. 6, 1895) for the most career home runs in Major League Baseball history. This clip is significant for…

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Vernon Jordan and Hank Aaron are trailblazers who have always worked diligently for the rights of Black Americans. During the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, both icons were honored at the annual BE 100 Gala. Jordan, who served for decades as a civil rights attorney and activist, received the Corporate Champion Award. During his speech, Jordan…

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Former U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron were recently joined by a host of Georgia-based politicians, community leaders, and education advocates, including chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America Tommy Dortch and Lisa-Marie Haygood of the Georgia PTA, to oppose a constitutional amendment allowing the state to take…

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The Atlanta Football Classic will kickoff this weekend at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Presented by 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the game will feature South Carolina State in a matchup against North Carolina A&T. Click continue to view the five things to see at the Atlanta Football Classic weekend.

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