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Baseball Still Trails on Diversity

Major League Baseball was lily white, for players and management alike, until Jackie Robinson left the Negro Leagues to join the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. How much progress has been made toward the goal of diversity since then? Not enough. A...Show More Summary

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Where Have You Gone, Jackie Robinson? Pianist Kathleen Supové is to perform “Achilles Dreams Of Ebbets Field” by Dylan Mattingly in a world premiere at the Di Menna Center for Classical Music in New York. The Brooklyn Dodgers will be… … read more AJBlog: Straight|UpPublished 2016-04-24 Back to Reality: Torma on Michelangelo’s Art “Colossal as […]

Where Have You Gone, Jackie Robinson?

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Pianist Kathleen Supové is to perform “Achilles Dreams Of Ebbets Field” by Dylan Mattingly in a world premiere at the Di Menna Center for Classical Music in New York. The Brooklyn Dodgers will be there in memory only. A massive, visionary piece in 24 parts, the solo piano work deals with heroism, passion, loss, grief, […]

Arts & Culture Top Stories: Newsweek in Review

From Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson documentary to a review of Iggy Pop's possible last tour, here's a look at the top arts and culture stories of the past week. 14 Celebrities Explain Why They Support Donald Trump (Or Not) Newsweek asked...Show More Summary

Liveblogging Postwar: April 18, 1946: Jackie Robinson

Michaelangelo Conte: [Player recalls Jackie Robinson making history in Jersey City, April 18, 1946](http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/04/player_recalls_jackie_robinson.html): >A player for the Jersey City Giants baseball team who...Show More Summary

Filled Negro Tells The White Right Wing: "There Is A Very Long Time Before I Will Even Think Of Forgiving You For Spitting On Jackie Robinson And Making Him Into A Boot-Licking Black Republican Despite All That His Party Has Done Against Blacks"

CONTEXT: If Some Asked The Americanized Negro: WHEN THEN IS THE AVERAGE LOCAL TELEVISION NEWS REPORTER AND JOURNALIST SO INCLINED TO LATCH ON THE "CIVIL RIGHTS PAST" BUT NEVER NOTATE THAT THE "NINJAS WHO GOT THEMSELVES KILT" TO DAMNED DAY IS A GREATER CRISIS THAN THE CELEBRATION OF THE "CIVIL RIGHTS RITUALS"? (Note: Vernon Odom Is A Stand Up Guy. Show More Summary

Madison Bumgarner’s Homer Forces Me To Learn About Baseball

One week prior to Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, Madison Bumgarner reportedly hit his twelfth home run of his career, in his game with and off Clayton Kershaw’s, for a second season in a row. A large majority of the sources wrote the headlines as “off” Clayton Kershaw without much explanation for the non-baseball fans... Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Day has extra special meaning to Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts crouched behind home plate to catch the first pitch on Friday evening from Frank Robinson, a trailblazer in his own right, as the Dodgers celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. In 1975, Frank Robinson became the game's first African American manager. Roberts, the son of an African American...

Robinson Cano Delivers on Jackie Robinson Day, M's Top Yanks

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Robinson Cano got two more hits to celebrate his special connection to Jackie Robinson Day as the Seattle Mariners sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 7-1 Friday night.

69 Years Later, Philadelphia Apologizes to Jackie Robinson

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The city extended an apology for racial slurs uttered by members of the Phillies during Robinson’s pioneering rookie season.

Bookshelf: The Tragic Life of America’s First Supermodel

“The Curse of Beauty” by James Bone profiles Audrey Munson, a New Yorker who modeled for many statues. “Jackie Robinson in Quotes” covers the athlete’s fight for racial justice.

New Documentary Makes Jackie Robinson's Greatness Even More Accessible

As an icon, Jackie Robinson's human side can easily be downplayed, but knowing more about that humanity makes his accomplishments all the greater.

Jackie Robinson Myth-Busting Gone Wrong

2 weeks agoSports : Slate: Sports

In his excellent new documentary on Jackie Robinson, which premiered on PBS this week, Ken Burns contends that one of the most enduring images of racial brotherhood in sports—Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese, a white Kentuckian,...Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Day isn't a celebration of when everything was fixed forever

Jackie Robinson Day is more than a celebration of the man and his accomplishments. It's a reminder of the work we still have left. You might have an annual tradition for Jackie Robinson Day. It might be a moment of quiet reflection. It might be a day of voracious reading. Show More Summary

Dusty Baker advocates for more African Americans in MLB leadership positions

"I think about Jackie Robinson, and there’s probably times Jackie wouldn’t be pleased right now very much."

69 Years After Jackie Robinson Broke The Color Barrier, Where Are The African Americans In Baseball?

Three teams -- the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, and Colorado Rockies -- don't have a single black player on their roster. The post 69 Years After Jackie Robinson Broke The Color Barrier, Where Are The African Americans In Baseball? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Politics Played a Major Role in the Signing of Jackie Robinson

Chris Lamb, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis On October 23, 1945, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson to their top minor league team, the Montreal Royals, ending the color line in professional baseball. After...Show More Summary

Want to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day? Tell your son or daughter about him

Today is Jackie Robinson Day throughout baseball, celebrating the 69th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier and debuting with the Dodgers. There's nothing I can write here that will do justice to the legacy and greatness of Robinson, but here's my suggestion on how to celebrate it....

Jackie Robinson Day 2016: How Sports World Is Honoring MLB Icon

Major League Baseball has honored Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier every April 15 since 2004, and the tradition will continue Friday with a special celebration involving all 30 teams. Robinson became the first African-American...Show More Summary

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