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MLB Hall of Famer Duke Snider Talks Jackie Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Remembers Jackie Robinson

“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

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

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

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

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MLB All Star Derek Jeter Talks 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

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

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

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

The stars came out for this event.

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10 Things You May Not Have Known About Jackie Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Check Out Some Stills From The Jackie Robinson Biopic ’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′

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The 10 Most Important Black Business Luminaries

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

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Black Supermodels who Paved the Way

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

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

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Black Comedians Who Paved the Way for Today’s Stars

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

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

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

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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

Braves recently acquired Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks.

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Bicycle Playing Cards Launches Negro Leagues Baseball Deck

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

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Black Enterprise’s 100 Most Powerful Executives Honored

More than 150 gathered at the New York Stock Exchange last night to honor the…

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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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7 Black Female Trailblazers in Medicine

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

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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

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

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