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Jackie Robinson YMCA hosts Annual RBI Program for kids

KUSI - 13 Aug 2018
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Children in southeast San Diego are participating in a special baseball program at the Jackie Robinson YMCA this summer. It's called RBI and it stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. Elizabeth Alvarez was live at the Jackie ...
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Of Presidents and Portraits

Forbes - 21 Aug 2018
The portraits there include Robert F. Kennedy, Louis Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, Cesar Chavez, Douglas MacCarthur, Sandra Day O'Connor, Michael Jackson among others. Michelle Obama, wearing a flowing dress, appears very contemporary, very real, ...
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From the Dugout: A Time Machine

Parker Pioneer - 21 Aug 2018
For the Dodgers, you had Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and Gil Hodges. For the Yanks, you had Yogi Berra, an up and coming star named Mickey Mantle, Phil Rizzuto, and a kid at second base named Billy Martin.
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Aretha Franklin nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor

New York Daily News - 21 Aug 2018
Past recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal include president George Washington, aviator Charles Lindbergh, inventor Thomas Edison, trailblazing baseball player Jackie Robinson and senator Bob Dole, who in September, was made the most recent ...
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Leodora: Parker's award just a bit tainted

The Reporter - 21 Aug 2018
Segregating accomplishment by color is ridiculous. Sports is supposed to be the great equalizer. At least since the days when Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. A perennial .300 hitter always will be a .300 hitter, whether they are black ...
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Cleveland Indians retire Jim Thome's No. 25: photos, video

WKYC.com - 18 Aug 2018
"To see my number hanging in the rafters in the company of Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Jackie Robinson, Al Harder, Larry Doby, Earl Averill, Bob Lemon and Frank Robinson, I don't really know what to say. That's some Field of Dreams stuff right there.".
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The Incredible True Story of the Real 'Black Klansman'

HowStuffWorks - 20 Aug 2018
The story begins in 1978, when Stallworth was the "Jackie Robinson" of the Colorado Springs Police Department, the first black detective on the force. Flipping through the local newspaper, he found a short classified ad for the KKK with a P.O. box ...
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'Arthur Ashe' Review: A Hard Road to Glory

Wall Street Journal - 17 Aug 2018
He is as much a pioneer as Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, Bill Russell and Althea Gibson. Appropriately enough, the 2018 U.S. Open begins later this month in the big bowl of a stadium in New York named for him.
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The Win That Changed the Tennis World

Wall Street Journal - 17 Aug 2018
In a March 1968 speech on seeking social change—his first—he invoked the example of the imperturbable Jackie Robinson and counseled patience, raising some eyebrows with a Booker T. Washington-style emphasis on self-help and racial uplift. In a New ...
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Blue Wahoos honor groundbreaking Little League game: Bill Vilona

Pensacola News Journal - 19 Aug 2018
The game was eight years after Jackie Robinson, who was born in Cairo, Georgia, made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers to break Major League Baseball's color barrier. It was also one year after Mobile's Hank Aaron broke into the big leagues with the ...
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Jackie Robinson Day to be celebrated in new ways

MLB.com - 10 Apr 2018
On Sunday, MLB will commemorate the annual league-wide Jackie Robinson Day with even more ways to celebrate the Hall of Famer who made history on April 15, 1947, as the first African-American player in the Major Leagues when he suited up for the ...

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