Being the daughter of Baseball legend Jackie Robinson was, and still is an interesting experience for Sharon Robinson. As a small child she says she knew her dad was a baseball player but didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t until they were out and people started asking for autographs that she thought “something is […]

Little Known Black History Facts

The numbers of African-American players in Major League Baseball have been declining since the seventies, with just under 70 players total. However, those dozens of players all owe a great debt to Jackie Robinson, who broke another race barrier on July 23, 1962 after becoming the first Black player immortalized in Cooperstown. Robinson took up […]


NEW YORK (AP) — As the 100th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birth approached, Sharon Robinson is sure her father would have a lot to say about the current political climate in the United States if he were still alive. “I know he would be outraged,” she said. Jackie Robinson, who died at age 53 in […]


CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League’s first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, and Rob Portman, a Cincinnati-area Republican, recently announced passage of the bill, which awaits President Donald Trump’s signature. Republican Rep. […]

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrated Jackie Robinson Day by tweeting out the baseball legends famous quote. “I cannot stand and sing the National Anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world,” tweeted Kaepernick according to the Huffington Post. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson […]

It’s the beginning of the year and some of your favorite celebrities have birthdays this month. January 1 Morris Chestnut January 2 Cuba Gooding Jr. January 3 Marc Morial January 6 John Singleton January 7  Zora Neal Hurston January 10 Max Roach January 11 Mary J. Blige January 13  Traci Bingham January 15 Martin Luther […]

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04/26/17 – Roland Martin talks to Della Britton, CEO of The Jackie Robinson Foundation, about the development of the Jackie Robinson Museum. Like on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Little Known Black History Facts

Jackie Robinson’s historic barrier-breaking feat celebrated its 70th anniversary last week, but a pair of forgotten Black baseball players might have some right to Number 42’s historic claim. William Edward White and Moses Fleetwood Walker are credited as players who integrated the MLB many years before Robinson. Very little is known about White but what […]

Little Known Black History Facts

This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in Major League Baseball, shattering the color barrier in a sport Blacks dominated in their own leagues. The Los Angeles Dodgers will erect a statue in honor of the late Hall Of Fame star, which will serve as a lasting reminder of Robinson’s baseball legacy. […]


An athlete addressing the race issue in the country is not new. But it’s still fascinating to see how the legendary Jackie Robinson, in his 1972 autobiography, I Never Had It Made, described the moment when he realized that he could not “stand and sing the anthem,” nor “salute the flag. ” Well, after reading that, if […]