The doctor who invented "Tommy John Surgery" ranks up with Jackie Robinson when it comes to people who changed baseball forever... so says Tommy John himself. TMZ Sports spoke with the iconic MLB pitcher after the passing of Dr. Frank Jobe --…
"Firsts" That The American Negro Has Been Involved In The Historical "Firsts" From Back In The Day Blax News "Firsts" Jackie Robinson - The First Black Man To Suit Up In American Major League Baseball The First Negro To Get Strung Up...Show More Summary
The number 42 resonates with people for any number of reasons. The number was retired permanently by Major League Baseball in 1997 as a tribute to Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson. I would lose all of my nerd cred if I didn't mention that...Show More Summary
Wesley “Branch” Rickey was an innovative professional sports executive, best known for breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson in 1947. There was no statute officially banning...Show More Summary
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Michael Sam is out of the closet, headed to the NFL and he’s really good. Also, why the big cable merger should scare you, and Bill Blum on Washington’s death penalty moratorium.
Michael Sam appears to be a fine young man. But, no, he isn’t the first openly gay male U.S. athlete to play in a major sport. And “brave”? Can we please dispense with the absurd Jackie Robinson comparisons? Wake me when a black collegiate...Show More Summary
Three-time NFL Pro Bowler Brendon Ayanbadejo says that Michael Sam is on a 'ground-break voyage' that's similar to those of Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks.
SAM I AM (for Michael Sam) 24 years and 255 pounds, 6 feet 4 with heart-shaped triceps, he is the Jackie Robinson of our time, elegant, determined to sack, tackling ruth with grace. More afraid of not being who he is, than being whoShow More Summary
In the race for talent, bigotry is self-defeating. That's why the best teams across professional sports have often been the least prejudiced.
For Michael Sam to be drafted, some NFL owner will have to enter the "Jackie Robinson" spotlight. Who will it be?
Gay NFL players now must decide whether they want a rookie to be the first open one in the league — Justin Miller (@justinjm1) February 10, 2014 Readers sound off on the Michael Sam coming out: It is also encouraging that he plays in the SEC – basically the Bible Belt conference. An African-American NFL […]
Following the footsteps of MSNBC last year, The Daily Beast has taken it upon themselves to label the NFL's first (prospectively) openly gay football player Michael Sam “The NFL’s Jackie Robinson.” Sam, who played defensive end for the...Show More Summary
Before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in 1955, before Brown vs the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, in 1954, before Truman desegregated the armed forces in 1948 and before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major...Show More Summary
He joins a cast that includes "Pushing Daisies" alum Anna Friel and "The Carrie Diaries" favorite Jake Robinson. read more
Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) is set to star opposite Anna Friel and Jake Robinson in NBC drama pilot Odyssey, co-written and directed by Peter Horton through Universal TV. A global conspiracy thriller, Odyssey centers on three families...Show More Summary
Jackie vs. the House Un-American Activities Committee.
The annual rite of February’s African-American History Month in America feels more and more like a mixed blessing with each passing year. On one hand, setting aside time to learn the story of Jackie Robinson, for example, ensures that the story of the struggle won’t be forgotten. Show More Summary
“I’m a pig in shit,” Ken Burns said of his quantity of documentary films in the pipeline. First up: The Address is extremely short by Burns’ standards – under two hours long. It follows a school in Vermont that has students each year...Show More Summary
As the models came out in a murky darkness, their faces were covered by baseball mitts and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech played on the sound system.