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UCLA Retires Jackie Robinson’s Number 42 Across All Sports, Renames Athletic Complex In His Honor

Jackie Robinson, the legendary second baseman that broke the color barrier in American sports by becoming the first African-American player to sign and play in a professional sports league, had his iconic number 42 retired across all sports by his collegiate alma mater, UCLA this week, according to Show More Summary

UCLA names athletic complex after Jackie Robinson

UCLA announced it is naming its athletic facilities after Jackie Robinson in honor of the 75th anniversary of his enrollment at the university.

Chadwick Boseman learns James Brown's moves and motivations

Chadwick Boseman hit it out of the park last year with his quietly riveting performance as Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in "42." This year he's back as another legend, James Brown in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up." The quiet is all gone: His Brown is a tower of power. With a...

I am the Jackie Robinson of Hip Hop Graphic Design!

It was 1987. I had just gotten off work and walked across the Kitsap Mall to Sam Goody to look for this album. I heard that it had just got out and I wanted to be the first of my friends to have it. I walked in with money in hand and asked the sales person, "Ya'll got the new Eric B. Show More Summary

Chicago Little League Team Visits White House  

Members of Jackie Robinson West, the beloved Chicago Little League team that made national news this summer, have visited the White House, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Executive Leadership Foundation Honors Diversity Leaders for Commitment to Black Leadership and Achievement

Executive Leadership Foundation gala honorees: Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO, BET Networks; Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton;and Rachel Robinson, founder of The Jackie Robinson Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Executive...Show More Summary

'Black Panther' News: Marvel Signs Chadwick Boseman for 5-Picture Deal as Black Panther

Most people have not heard of Chadwick Boseman. The actor was lauded by critics for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in "42," and in August 2014, he turned in another believable performance as James Brown in "Get On Up" which generated a lot of Oscar buzz.

Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther Is Going To Be In At Least This Many Films

Earlier today we met the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42 and the legendary singer James Brown in Get On Up, has signed a deal with Marvel Studios to play the first ever live-action version of the Wakandan hero T'Challa - best known as Black Panther. Show More Summary

Chadwick Boseman: Meet Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

After taking on such iconic roles as Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman is now stepping into another iconic role: this time as T’Challa, the ruler of the African nation of Wakanda and superhero in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. Show More Summary

Chadwick Boseman Confirmed for Marvel's 'Black Panther' for 2017

It's official! After years of speculation, Marvel Studios has officially announced and confirmed that actor Chadwick Boseman (seen in 42 as Jackie Robinson as well as Get on Up and Draft Day) will play Black Panther in an upcoming movie now set for late 2017. Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson West champs living large at the World Series

4 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

SAN FRANCISCO— The Little League champions from Jackie Robinson West and Philadelphia’s star Mo’ne Davis were hanging out this weekend before being feted at the World Series.

Crenshaw beats neighborhood rival Dorsey, 23-7

Sitting behind the Crenshaw sideline at Jackie Robinson Stadium, a teenage fan was asked, over and over again, why he wasn't sitting on the other side of the field. He was wearing a Dorsey sweatshirt, but as he repeatedly explained, he was sitting on the Crenshaw side because that's where his...

'Get On Up's' Chadwick Boseman: Black Actors Are 'Up Against Odds'

When Chadwick Boseman was first approached to play James Brown in "Get On Up," his first thought was "I definitely do not want to do another biopic." The actor was coming off playing Jackie Robinson in "42" and was looking for something...Show More Summary

Graffiti Hall of Fame in New York , New York

Looking to establish a place where up and coming graffiti artists could hone their craft in a safe space, Harlem community leader Ray "Sting Ray" Rodriguez dubbed the concrete walls of the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex's schoolyard...Show More Summary

Dodgers-Angels World Series would be a downright neighborly first

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The imaginary Freeway begins north of Dodger Stadium, in Pasadena, in the grassy knolls and cluttered corners around Pepper Street where Jackie Robinson learned to play a game he would forever change.

George Shuba, Whose Handshake Heralded Racial Tolerance in Baseball, Dies at 89

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Shuba, a Dodgers outfielder, is remembered for a welcoming gesture to Jackie Robinson on the day that Robinson, as a minor leaguer, broke baseball’s color barrier.

Derek Jeter, and Our Own Mortality

The baseball great Jackie Robinson was famously quoted as saying, "athletes die twice." And I found that thought echoing in my mind as I watched the final games of Derek Jeter. What must this past season have been like for a man with...Show More Summary

Derek Jeter, and Our Own Mortality

The baseball great Jackie Robinson was famously quoted as saying, "athletes die twice." And I found that thought echoing in my mind as I watched the final games of Derek Jeter. What must this past season have been like for a man with...Show More Summary

André Hammond on The Knick, Period Pieces, and Bloody Surgery Scenes

André Hammond is used to playing pioneers. In last year’s 42, he portrayed Wendell Smith, an African-American sportswriter who chronicled the rise of Jackie Robinson. In the upcoming Selma, we’ll see him as former Atlanta mayor and Civil Rights pioneer Andrew Young. Then there’s his current role on the Steven... More »

Chadwick Boseman Discusses Success in GQ October 2014

He’s been on quite the roller coaster ride since landing roles as James Brown and Jackie Robinson as of late, and Chadwick Boseman can’t wait to see where things go from here. In the October 2014 issue of GQ magazine, the handsome actor...Show More Summary

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