Tag Archives: Jackie Robinson

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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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James Lewis, Publisher of The Birmingham Times Remembered

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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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