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Jackie Robinson’s historic barrier-breaking feat celebrated its 70th anniversary last week, but a pair of forgotten Black baseball players might have some right to Number 42’s historic claim. William Edward White and Moses Fleetwood Walker are credited as players who integrated the MLB many years before Robinson. Very little is known about White but what […]
This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in Major League Baseball, shattering the color barrier in a sport Blacks dominated in their own leagues. The Los Angeles Dodgers will erect a statue in honor of the late Hall Of Fame star, which will serve as a lasting reminder of Robinson’s baseball legacy. […]
Lamar and his label Top Dawg Music are being sued for using a Bill Withers sample in his song “I Do This,” featured on his 2013 mixtape.
On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.
Baseball has lost one of its most beloved ambassadors with the passing of Hall of Fame inductee and Negro League legend Monte Irvin. Irvin, who was named Major League Baseball’s first Black executive, was 96. Born February 25, 1919 in Haleburg, Ala., Irvin and his family relocated to Orange, N.J. when he was young. While […]
In a sad story reported earlier this week, former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton, 50, who was an on-air personality for the MLB Network,…
The Jackie Robinson statue that sits outside MCU Park in Coney Island was found defaced with racial slurs and graffiti Wednesday, according to the NY…
Cincinnati is in line to host the Major League Baseball All-Star game of the 2015 season. Commissioner Bud Selig announced, yesterday, that the mid-summer classic will return to town for the first time since 1988. Major League Baseball also contributed $1.5 million dollars for an urban youth academy in Cincinnati. To learn more about the […]
Jimmie Lee Solomon, vice president of baseball operations for the MLB says that if more Black people watched and attended baseball games, the percentage of Black players would increase. In 2011, Black people only represent 8.5 percent of Major League Baseball. “From an anecdotal standpoint and as a black man, I think it makes a […]