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Thu, 07.02.2019

Frank Robinson, Baseball Great Born

*Frank Robinson was born on this date in 1935.  He was an African American professional baseball outfielder and manager.  Frank Robinson was born in Beaumont, Texas,  the youngest of ten children born to Frank Robinson and Ruth Shaw. His parents divorced when he was an infant and his mother moved with her children first to Alameda, California, and then to the West Oakland, California. He attended Oakland’s McClymonds […]

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Tue, 06.11.2018

Willie McCovey, baseball power hitter

*Willie McCovey was born on this date in 1938.  He was an African American professional baseball player. Willie Lee McCoveywas born in Mobile, Alabama. He was the seventh of ten children born to Frank and Esther McCovey. He began working part-time at the age of 12 and dropped out of high school without graduating in order to work fulltime. McCovey […]

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Wed, 18.07.2018

Bill Veeck and the Curt Flood Decision, Mike Veeck

Professional baseball owner Mike Veeck shares the factual story of his father’s support of Curt Floods quest for free agency

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Thu, 28.06.2018

Grade Today’s Athletes For Civil Rights Views, Dr. Harry Edwards

Sociologist and Civil Rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards shares the intersectionality of humanity and athletics and what grade he would give to today’s athletes for civil rights awareness

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Sat, 24.02.2018

African American Environmentalist Association founded

*This date in 1973 marks the founding of World Environment Day.  We choose this date to write briefly about the African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA).  Founded in 1985, AAEA’s Vision, Mission & Strategy is to address the continuing crisis of pollution that disproportionately affects the poor and communities of color.  They conduct cutting-edge research on […]

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Thu, 18.01.2018

Jo Jo White born

*Jo Jo White was born on this date in 1946, he was an African American collegiate and professional athlete. Joseph Henry White was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of a Baptist minister, George L. White Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Rebecca Guynn.  As the youngest of seven children, he had three sisters; Shirley, Adlean, and Irene, […]

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Tue, 16.01.2018

Hockey Influences, Chris Stewart

NHL player Chris Stewart shares family influences growing up in Canadian hockey that shaped his career

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Thu, 07.12.2017

Bill Veeck Jr. born

*Bill Veeck Jr. was born on this date in 1914. He was a white American businessman and advocate for racial equity in baseball. From Chicago, Illinois his parents were William L. Veeck Sr. and Grace Greenwood DeForest Veeck. His father was a sportswriter under the pen name Bill Bailey. After his father criticized the Cubs in […]

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Wed, 06.12.2017

The Legacy of Ralph Wiley, Dr. Richard Lapchick

Richard Lapchick, educator, author and racial equity in sports visionary shares a memory from his friend and colleague Ralph Wiley

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Wed, 06.12.2017

Bill Veeck And The 1942 Phillies, Mike Veeck

Professional baseball owner Mike Veeck shares the factual story of his father’s attempt to purchase the Philadelphia Phillies in 1942

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

This is an African worm but then a worm in any land is still a worm. It will not stride, run, stand up before butterflies, who have passed their worm-like... THIS IS AN AFRICAN WORM by Margaret Danner.
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