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MLB’s Annual Civil Right’s Game To Air On ‘Jackie Robinson Day’

MLB honors Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson

MLB honors the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball…

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MLB Exec Wendy Lewis Talks Jackie Robinson Day, Supplier Diversity Summit

MLB's Supplier Diversity Summit this year coincides with Jackie Robinson Day

Wendy Lewis talks the business of baseball and diversity

By Darren Sands

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Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez Premiere in New Bluewater Productions Comic Books

Bluewater Productions is bringing the stories of Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez to life with new comics.

Bluewater Productions has teamed up with Personality Comics to rerelease Jackie Robinson’s pictorial biography and…

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Jackie Robinson Glove Sells for $373K at Auction

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball

A Jackie Robinson glove used in ’55 and ’56 World Series sells for $373K

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The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars

A Jackie Robinson glove valued at a million dollars to be auctioned soon

Sales of Jackie Robinson merchandise jumps 1000 percent

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Jackie Robinson’s Son, David Robinson, Blazes Own Path in Coffee Growing Field

Robinson's son owns a Tanzanian coffee growing company called Sweet Unity Farms

David Robinson feels blacks need to be self sufficient

By Makkada B. Selah

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MLB Hall of Famer Duke Snider Talks Jackie Robinson

Former Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Duke Snider talks about Jackie Robinson.

Today, we have a quote from a Hall of Famer and former teammate of Robinson,…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Check Out The Black Trailblazers Who Paved The Way For Us All

In a new campaign called "Black Enterprise Trailblazers" sponsored by Wal-Mart we take a look at the black trailblazers who paved the way

Read up on many of the men and women who paved the way for this…

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MLB All-Star Albert Pujols Talks Jackie Robinson

Did you go see the movie?

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s biggest stars, Los Angeles Angels of…

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Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′ Scores Highest Grossing Baseball Movie Debut

Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson, helped in development of film

Film about breaking MLB’s color line did much better than expected

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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Remembers Jackie Robinson

Doris Kearns Goodwin has followed baseball since she was six years old

“You just hope that blacks today understand the shoulders on which they stand.”

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MLB All-Star Robinson Cano Talks Jackie Robinson

Did you see the movie?

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s biggest stars, New York Yankees second…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Red Sox Rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. Comments on ’42′

Film left something to be desired, Sox rookie says

Bradley Jr., 23, has shown an awareness of how he perceives his performance during the…

By Darren Sands

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MLB All Star Derek Jeter Talks Importance of Jackie Robinson

MLB All Star and New York Yankees mainstay Derek Jeter discussed the importance of Jackie Robinson.

Jeter dishes on the man who paved the way.

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Former MLB Player Darryl Strawberry Talks Jackie Robinson

Major League Baseball is celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson this month

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s most beleaguered and famed former stars,…

By Black Enterprise

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Power Hitter: Legendary MLB Player Hank Aaron a Hit in Business Field

Baseball legend Hank Aaron scores big with his import dealerships

At Hank Aaron BMW in Union City, Georgia, you can smell it in the air

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Kevin Liles Hosts Celebrity Friends for ‘42’ Screening

Additionally this year and every year on April 15, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day.

The stars came out for this event.

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10 Things You May Not Have Known About Jackie Robinson

Did you know all of this?

Jackie Robinson’s (wiki) 42 movie is hitting theaters this week and many want to learn…

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Former MLB Manager Cito Gaston Talks Jackie Robinson

Jackie paved the way for many

The first black manager to win a World Series talks about the first black man…

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Honoring Our Trailblazers: Black Actors and Actresses who Paved the Way

James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee headline the list

If it weren’t for actors like Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee fighting for roles they…

By Jonathan Hailey

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With Regards to ’42′, Let’s Not Forget About Other Black Pioneers

Fox News' Fay Vincent acknowledges other trailblazers who have had similar experiences as Jackie Robinson

There were other black ballplayers who have similar stories as Jackie Robinson

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Changing the Game and Making History: How Supplier Diversity Is Walmart’s MVP

The retail giant is highlighting its lauded supplier diversity efforts by paying tribute not only to Robinson but to everyday African American history makers.

Walmart last year teamed up with Black Enterprise to develop a series of 20/20 Vision…


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MLB All Star Mariano Rivera Talks Jackie Robinson

Jackie had a great impact on Mariano.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s biggest stars, New York Yankees closer,…

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Trailblazer James Lewis, Publisher of The Birmingham Times Remembered

James Lewis took over his father's paper in 1998

James Lewis, the son of the founder of Birmingham’s first black newspaper passed on Sunday…

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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The Business Trailblazers and Titans of Black America

The 40 most powerful African Americans in business-and how they shaped our world

When black enterprise published its first issue four decades ago, the era was marked by…

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MLB All Star Torii Hunter Talks Jackie Robinson

Hunter has done much to bring attention to the lack of African Americans in baseball.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s most socially active superstars, Torii Hunter.

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MLB Hall of Famer Willie Mays Talks Jackie Robinson

Willie dishes on Jackie.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s five greatest players ever, according to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Some Concerns With Possible Omissions in Jackie Robinson’s ’42′

The Nation's Dave Zirin feels like we won't get the full story about Jackie Robinson in the biopic, '42'

What else about Jackie Robinson will the filmmakers leave out of the film?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Check Out Some Stills From The Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′

Looking at the photos should give you extra incentive to see the movie, '42'

These pictures document the historical film, ’42′, which documents Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.

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Reasons To Go See The Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′

VIBE magazine gives several reasons why you should go see this historical movie

What would stop you from going to see the Jackie Robinson ’42′ movie? Nothing.

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The Future of Basbeall? 10 Facts About Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Do you think Bradley Jr., can resurrect the Red Sox?

Rookie phenom is one of the top prospects in Major League Baseball this season

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MLB All Star CC Sabathia Talks Jackie Robinson

The pitcher talks about the impact the legend had on the game

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s best pitchers and former Cy Young…

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MLB Legend and Icon Hank Aaron Talks Jackie Robinson

"Hammerin" Hank Aaron suffered his share of racial injustice as a MLB star.

Today, we have a quote from one of baseball’s legends and icons, Hank Aaron.

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Harrison Ford Defends Use of N-Word in “42″ Movie

N-word used tastefully, according to Ford.

Ford calls the use of the racial slur “historically accurate”

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Jackie Robinson Film, ’42′, Screening to Help KC Negro Leagues

Actors Harrison Ford and Andre Holland will attend the advance showing

Advance screening will take place where Jackie Robinson started his professional career with a Negro…

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Bringing African Americans Back into Baseball

Will outreach efforts foster diversity?

Major League Baseball’s first Urban Invitational baseball tournament brought historically black colleges and universities to…

By Cliff Hocker

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‘Modelpreneur’ Beverly Johnson Talks About Entrepreneurship at Women of Power Summit

Black Enterprise's 7th Annual Women of Power Summit began yesterday and the conference continues with more panels and networking sessions

Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Beverly Johnson talks about making her way through modeling

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The 10 Most Important Black Business Luminaries

Visitors to BlackEnterprise.com name the 20th century's greatest

We asked. You answered. According to the results of the BlackEnterprise.com Businessperson of the Century…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Black Supermodels who Paved the Way

Chanel Iman and Sessilee Lopez are the model industry's reigning black queens

Check out the black models who paved the way for today’s stars.

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The First 5 African-Americans to be Featured on U.S. Stamps

Many wonder who were the first group of African-Americans to get their own stamp.

It’s no secret that African-Americans have contributed to the development of the United States; more…

By Jonathan Hailey

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Black Comedians Who Paved the Way for Today’s Stars

Which of these 7 old school comedians is your favorite?

Had it not been for comedians like Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx, comics like Kevin…

By Jonathan Hailey

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The Men Behind Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Are They Now?

They say behind every great man is a great...man?

While he has become the face of the Civil Rights Movement, he had some equally…

By Jonathan Hailey

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Justin and B.J. Upton will both play in the same outfield as members of the Atlanta Braves.

On Anniversary of Historic Jackie Robinson Deal, the Braves Have an All-Black Outfield

On Jackie Robinson anniversary, Atlanta now has the most exciting outfield in baseball

Braves recently acquired Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks.

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Bicycle Playing Cards Launches Negro Leagues Baseball Deck

Each deck sold contributes $0.15 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

US Playing Card company presents the Negro Leagues Baseball Deck in conjunction with museum

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Catch attorney, author and academic Anita Hill on this weekend's edition of Our World with Black Enterprise

Preview Our World: Anita Hill Speaks Out on Diversity in the Workplace

The Woman of Power continues her push for equality in workplace for women

Two decades after testifying against Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill continues her fight against sexual harassment…

By Andrew Wadium

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Field of Legends: Honoring Players at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

NLBM President Bob Kendrick (Image: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum)
On July 8th, Major League Baseball players…

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Liquid Soul Media Brings Mainstream & Black Hollywood Together

Mastering integrated multicultural marketing campaigns, Tirrell Whittley and Nick Nelson help introduce niche films to wider audiences

With Liquid Soul Media, Tirrell Whittley and Nick Nelson have found a way to market…

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Would Jesse Jackson Have Been a Better Black President than Obama?

Raynard Jackson takes a critical look at why Obama’s rise was historic, but not transformational for the Black community

Before Barack Obama there was Jesse Jackson. Here’s a look at the lasting impact Jesse…

By Raynard Jackson

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7 Black Female Trailblazers in Medicine

Pioneering physicians, researchers and surgeons

Take a look at black women making big strides as physicians and researches.

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How to Save Money on End-Of-Summer Travel Deals

There's still a few weeks left in summer and Orlando may be your final destination

Here are a few tips to save before summer is really over

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Throughout history people have been persecuted for everything from gender and race to religion and sexuality. While there have been many strides made across the board, the latter has proven to be perhaps the last group to get a fair shake at equality—that’s especially true for double minorities who happen to be Black and gay. Thankfully, there have been brave individuals who have challenged society’s norms, ideals and deeply rooted fears to redefine what it means to be an LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] person of color in a historically oppressive world. As BlackEnterprise.com documents the struggles and triumphs of the Black LGBT community, we compiled a list of 10 of the most significant openly gay LGBT people of color.   —Souleo

10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud

A celebration of notable public figures that were unafraid to be Black (and gay) and proud

Members of the Black LGBT community often remain hidden but out and proud figures like…

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Since 1978, with the introduction of the Harriet Tubman stamp, the USPS has been honoring African Americans who have made vital contributions to the United States. The latest in the series is pioneering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, who wrote, directed, produced, and distributed more than 40 movies during the first half of the 20th century. He thrived at a time when African-American filmmakers were rare, venues for their work were scarce, and support from the industry did not exist. The artwork is based on one of the few surviving photographs of Micheaux, a portrait that appeared in his 1913 novel, "The Conquest." BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at other African Americans who were imortalized on stamps. (Date issued: June 22, 2010)BlackEnterprise.com wants to know: Who do you think should be on the next Black Heritage stamp?The Black Heritage series has been one of the USPS's most popular ever created. When an early-2000 Internet rumor spread that the series was going to be canceled, the postal service was inundated with hundreds of protesting letters, postcards, and phone calls. Despite an official press release denying the rumor, it resurfaces every year.

PHOTO GALLERY: African Americans in Philatelic History

Despite rumors, the popular Black Heritage stamp series is here to stay. Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux is the latest addition.

Since 1978, with the introduction of the Harriet Tubman stamp, the USPS has been honoring…

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