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1945: Jackie Robinson Breaks The Color Barrier In Baseball

Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1945, Jackie Robinson signed his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, officially breaking the color barrier in the world of major league...

PHOTOS: Boundary Breaking Beauties Meet!

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.19.2013 | Black Voices

Two women who broke color barriers and made history had the chance to meet for the first time on Wednesday. The first Indian American Miss America...

No Odious Hate Crime Can Ever Mar Jackie Robinson's Legacy

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

There were many heroes of the road to equality but no one did more to show Americans the road to a level playing field than Jackie Robinson.

Why Did I Want a Gay Jackie Robinson?

John Michael | Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports
John Michael

Jackie Robinson knew that his behavior and his alone could determine for the league and for the country whether or not blacks and whites would ever be able to assemble together. He had to be unflappable.

ReThink Review: 42 -- Which Side of History Are You On?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Jonathan Kim

Despite its flaws, 42 is a great illustration of a moment where America was given the choice between the right and wrong side of history, and by and large, we chose correctly.

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.

WATCH: Tamron Hall On Being A Reporter

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Breaking down the color barrier in various industries seems to be a common thread among many African American professionals. For MSNBC news anchor Tam...