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42 Jackie Robinson

The Unexpected Villain Of '42'

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (Reuters) - When a racist pitcher beans Jackie Robinson in the head in the new movie about th...

The Jackie Robinson Movie and a Case of American Déjà Vu

Melanie Coffee | Posted 07.02.2013 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

The buzz in the black community as Jackie Robinson went from Negro League baseball to play for the Royals was akin to Obama winning the Iowa primary in 2008. There were also similarities in the white people along the way who supported Robinson and those who backed Obama.

Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the Courage of their Convictions

Dan Glickman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

42 is a movie about how personal courage can change the world. Courage comes in many forms. Last week we were reminded of the incredible courage of common citizens and first responders in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attacks.

Love the Movie 42, But Where Are Black Players Today?

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

After coming down from the excitement of watching a great baseball movie about the man who broke the color barrier one has to ask why are there not more black players in the majors today? According to Major League Baseball, 8.5 percent of the 2013 opening day rosters were black.

Jackie Robinson's Faith Missing From '42' Movie

Posted 04.12.2013 | Religion

By Eric Metaxas Religion News Service A new film about Jackie Robinson, titled 42 -- the number he wore during his historic career -- tells the t...

The Biggest Baseball Movies Ever

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack: Baseball season is off and running, and with it comes a major new baseball movie. "42," out Friday, focuses on the ...

What's The Word On '42'?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

-- Jackie Robinson was the ideal class act to break the barrier and become the first black player in Major League Baseball. Writer-director Brian He...

The Reason Why Jackie Robinson Still Matters

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- There's a scene in "42" in which Jackie Robinson, the first black player in modern Major League Baseball, endures intolerably cruel rac...

Batter Up: Obama To Visit Set Of Jackie Robinson Film

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment

Movie studios often invite members of the press to the sets of upcoming films as a way to build buzz. In the case of Barack Obama, however, no invitat...