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Social Advocacy and Politics: 47 Patriots, Traitors or Idiots?

Social Advocacy and Politics: 47 Patriots, Traitors or Idiots? March 17, 2015 On a lark, I looked up the 1955 roster for the World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers. As many of you may know, Jackie Robinson was number 42 on that roster. Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Foundation Hosts Annual Awards Dinner, Raises $1.3 Million

JRF President & CEO Della Britton Baeza, Tyler Perry, RF Chairman of the Board of Directors Gregg Gonsalves Gala honored Tyler Perry, Gerald Hassell and Don ThompsonNEW YORK, NY – On Monday, March 9, 2015, The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) honored Chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon, Gerald L. Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson West May Leave Little League International

The tumultuous saga of Jackie Robinson West continues. [ more › ]

Chris Rock Slams Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' in 'Top Five' Bonus Clip - Watch Here!

Chris Rock hits the red carpet while arriving at a special screening for his latest film Top Five on Thursday (March 4) in Sydney, Australia. The 50-year-old comedian then made sure to answer a few fan questions at the screening for the flick, which will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S on [...]

Chris Rock Slams Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42’, Thought It Was ‘Bullst’

Chris Rock had one of the most critically successful films of 2014 with Top Five. Now, he’s addressing one movie he thought was off the mark. That film is the 2013 Jackie Robinson biopic 42. The biopic starred Chadwick Boseman as Robinson,...Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson West Attorneys Call For Whistleblower Investigation

Victor Henderson wants a probe to determine if the records used to implicate JRW were properly obtained. [ more › ]

Obama Beats Racist Ferguson Cop’s Prediction By Double

President Obama is steadily becoming the personification of “twice as good, half as much,” the 21st century equivalent to the “Jackie Robinson effect” that observes how much more exceptionally a black person must perform to get even half of the credit that others receive. Embedded in a forthcoming Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department [...]

Jackie Robinson West Whistleblower Arrested

The man who first brought JRW's recruiting shenanigans to light had a Tuesday he'd rather forget. [ more › ]

Karma Quick: Slizzard Jackie Robinson West Whistleblower Arrested After Scaring Neighbors To Death

Jackie Robinson West Whistleblower Chris Janes Arrested For Assault And More 3 charges, YOU’RE OUT! Via DNAInfo The Evergreen Park man who first accused Jackie Robinson West of cheating was arrested early Tuesday on misdemeanor charges after he said he

Why Chris Rock Hates The Jackie Robinson Biopic, 42

Chris Rock is the epitome of comedy stardom in Hollywood today, as he's able to balance paycheck pictures like the Grown Ups series with films that are true passion projects for him. He writes, he acts, and he directs, and can tell any story that he sets his mind to. Show More Summary

Report: Man Who Told On Jackie Robinson West Arrested For Assault

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The man whose whistleblowing—or snitching, depending upon your perspective—led to the Jackie Robinson West Little League team losing their national title has been arrested for assault, DNAInfo reports. Chris Janes is alleged to have drunkenly tried to enter a neighbor's home at 1 a.m. Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson West whistleblower arrested outside neighbor's home

The Evergreen Park youth baseball coach who blew the whistle about Jackie Robinson West using ineligible players - leading to the team being stripped of a Little League national championship - faces disorderly conduct, assault and several...Show More Summary

Phil Hart recalls playing in Little League outside his district in Denver

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The recent story of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team, their U.S. title taken away because some of their players lived outside the district they represented, struck a nerve with Phil Hart.

Earl Lloyd, the NBA’s First Black Player, Dead at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first African-American player in NBA history, passed away Thursday at the age of 86. Often referred to as the Jackie Robinson of the NBA, Lloyd played for The post Earl Lloyd, the NBA’s First Black Player, Dead at 86 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Little League Boundaries, Garcia TV Ads, Schools' Low Vaccination Rates

Today's big education stories are the arrival of Chuy Garcia's TV ads against Rahm Emanuel, the punishment levied against Jackie Robinson West Little League team,  and a DNA Info story about which CPS schools have the lowest vaccination rates. Show More Summary

CTU Blames Rahm For Jackie Robinson West

Today's news includes a few campaign updates, more about the Jackie Robinson West debacle (lawyers, CTU opportunism), and a report about what Louisiana is planning to do with districts that don't administer the Common Core assessment (give them zeroes). Show More Summary

Who's actually to blame for the Jackie Robinson West scandal

Let's talk about who deserves actual shaming for this Little League "controversy."

Danny Almonte says what's being done to Jackie Robinson West is 'not fair'

An infamous Little League figure weighs in. Perhaps the most famous Little League "cheater" of all time, Danny Almonte, has Jackie Robinson West's back. His thoughts on the matter, via DNAInfo in Chicago: "Everybody do the same thing. Show More Summary

Danny Almonte On Jackie Robinson West: It's Not The Kids' Fault

last monthSports : Deadspin

For all the shock and controversy over Jackie Robinson West being stripped of its U.S. title for using out-of-district players, there has never been a better Little League scandal than that of Danny Almonte, the star pitcher who turned out to be two years older than any players were allowed to be. Almonte commiserates with the Chicago kids: he was used, too. Read more...

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