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Jackie Robinson Broke Down Barriers…Will His Biopic “42” Do The Same For Black Actors?


The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 will reportedly rake in $27.3 million, good for No. 1 for weekend box office takes. It's also, according to Forbes, the biggest baseball-themed opening weekend even when adjusted for inflation

TRAILER: Are You Ready For The Jackie Robinson Biopic?


Jackie Robinson established his baseball legacy the moment he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, opening the game up to people of all races and backgrounds. He then played his way into the Hall of Fame without getting much help from some of

TRAILER: New Jackie Robinson Biopic “42” Goes Hard


Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard" plays at the end of this magnificent trailer for "42" but they could easily have chosen "What More Can I Say?" Seriously, it's the story of Jackie Robinson. It's going to be a h

This Day In Black Sports History: Jackie Robinson Breaks the ‘Minor League’ Color Barrier


Although Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play a major league game in 1947, he had already broken another significant color barrier the year prior as a member of the Montreal Royals, the AAA farm team of the Dodgers. Robinson mad

New Jackie Robinson “42” Trailer


Hollywood genre films are some of the most formulaic products you can consume. Romantic comedies, action and horror flicks – those movies seem so beholden to the prescribed formula that you’d think they were under FDA supervision.

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: Jackie Robinson’s Hall Of Fame Induction


In our semi-regular column "They Reminisce", we take a quick look back at some of the more memorable and lasting moments in sports and entertainment.

MLB’s Going All Out For Jackie Robinson’s Centennial

Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 today and MLB will be celebrating his incomparable legacy all year with various diversity initiatives.  Jackie Robinson, a sharecropper’s...

Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Lives On Through MLB’s Latin Explosion


In the past, some misinformed media mouths have mischaracterized Jackie Robinson Day as an annual bittersweet moment for proud

Happy Birthday To Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks And Nolan Ryan


January 31 has produced three of the most historically and dominant ballplayers in MLB history.

Jackie Robinson, the first African-american to play in the majors, was born on this day in 1919 on a cotton field plantation in Georgia. The youn