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In The Life Of Jackie Robinson: Branch Rickey


Without Branch Rickey, the world of baseball, and sports for that matter, would be totally different.  A flamboyant, cigar-smoking, Bible-quoting, 63-year-old midwesterner whose ordinary speech often resembled a sermon, Rickey was the presid

This Day In Sports: Minnie Minoso Becomes The Chicago White Sox’ First Black Player


Jackie Robinson broke baseballs color barrier in 1947 with the help of Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, who saw the benefits of Robinsons arrival and the overall need to integrate a game that was only half as good as it could be because of its prejudic

Bo Porter’s New Baseball Academy Was Inspired By Jackie Robinson

Bo Porter has over 28 years of MLB experience as a player, coach, manager, front office executive, and baseball analyst. He's worked as an on-air...

Black History Month In Focus: Dodgers Great Don Newcombe


This is part of The Shadow League's Black History Month In Focus series celebrating Black exc

The Shadow League Was Inspired By The Negro League’s Fighting Spirit, Underdog Excellence

The Shadow League name was created in the spirit of the Negro Leagues

Roger Goodell Should Reinstate Colin Kaepernick During George Floyd Memorial

The public memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis is taking place today. I'm crying as I watch the cornucopia of people joining together in...

Don Newcombe, MLB’s First Black Cy Young Winner, Dies At 92

Newcombe was the first Black Cy Young Award winner, 20-game winner, and All-Star in MLB history.  Brooklyn Dodgers legendary pitcher, Don Newcombe died Tuesday morning...

Crystal Hogan Blazes A Trail For Women Refs In Men’s College Hoops

In November, Crystal Hogan became the first woman in history to referee a men's D-I college basketball game when Seattle University met Pudget Sound. Before...

Standing Up And Having The Courage To Ignore White Rage In The NFL


The NFL didnt have to do this. 

They didnt have to collude against Colin Kaepernick and

Where’s The Risk In Hiring Becky Hammon If She’s Qualified?


Wheres the risk in hiring Becky Hammon if shes qualified? 

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