Tag: baseball

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

| December 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball. It wasn’t long ago that comedian and actor Chris Rock referred to African American baseball fans as an endangered species, […]

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Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

| June 28, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? We’ve seen some beautiful sunny days outside and I hope the beauty continues, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases to introduce to you this week’s spotlight because when he knew what he wanted to do […]

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Jackie Robinson: ‘Too bad he’s the wrong color’

Jackie Robinson: ‘Too bad he’s the wrong color’

| April 26, 2013

The film “42” is not just a baseball story. It’s a compelling history lesson as well. It tells the story of not just baseball, but of a central facet of 20th century American life—the suffocating reach of racism—in the decades before the 1960s.

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