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Rachel Robinson

In Ken Burns' New Documentary, Rachel Robinson Finally Gets Her Due

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.08.2016 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Rachel Robinson has been, in her own right, a pioneer for social justice on several fronts, using her celebrity as a platform to fight for a more equal society. Like Jackie, she has enormous physical courage and moral integrity.

8 Women Whose Influence On Famous Men Changed History For The Better

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women

To understand some of the most famous men and their work, sometimes you have to look at the women who stood with them. For Women's History Month, we l...

Happy Birthday, Living Legend Rachel Robinson

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

On Friday, the nation celebrated what would have been the 153rd birthday of pioneering Civil Rights advocate and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Sunday, July 19, 2015 marked the 93rd birthday of another significant woman of color, Rachel Robinson.

Honoring Rachel Robinson, Baseball Pioneer and Civil Rights Activist

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

On Sunday, Rachel Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals. As Jackie's partner, and as the person who has kept alive Jackie's legacy, Rachel has had a significance influence in her own right.

Yes, The Secret Service Would Shoot Mr. Met If Needed

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.18.2014 | Sports

Aspiring mascots are aware of many of the occupational hazards associated with pulling on a costume for a professional sports team. Those include occa...

7 Women Who Helped Take Their Men To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

The late great Jackie Robinson once wisely wrote, “It’s an old saying -- but a true one -- that behind every successful man there is usually a wom...

Movie Review: 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In telling Robinson's story, Helgeland doesn't dwell on the endless barrage of racist bile that Robinson (and his wife) endured, but he doesn't shy from it either. As a result, Robinson's achievement takes on more meaning and more power.

History Meets History!

Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices

We must admit, we're beyond excited for the release of the Jackie Robinson movie '42.' First the trailer gave us goosebumps, then this happened: P...

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.