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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

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...

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

The Modern Black Athlete And Today’s Media


NBA All-Star Kevin Durant recently took a page out Marshawn Lynchs book on how to deal with the media.

The soon to be free agent didnt hold back when letting media members at the NBA&nbs

Golf Legend Charlie Sifford, honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Is a True American...


A few weeks ago, on Monday, November 24th, Charlie Sifford received the nation’s highest civilian honor when he was among a group of 18 distinguished individuals that accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack

Eye on Film: Forgotten Four: The Integration of Professional Football


The history of the NFL is rife with proud men who accomplished Herculean feats against all odds, feats that not many men had the intestin

The Fight For Inclusion In America Often Begins on the Field


On this day in 1964, The Civil Rights Act was passed by the Senate, and eventually signed in to law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2nd of that year with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in attendance. 

Francois Battiste Becomes Reggie Jackson in Bronx Bombers


News hit this week that the Bronx Bombers which just opened up on Broadway on February 6, is closing. It’s another sad chapter in the Yankees’ belt, coming days after Jeter announ