"42": Jackie Robinson Biopic Recounts Historic Breaking of Baseball's Color Barrier
Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:48
From its formation in the late 19th Century until well into the 1940s, Major League Baseball operated in accordance with an unwritten rule that the sport was to remain strictly segregated. The tacit understanding among the owners stipulated that no Blacks were to be signed by any clubs, thereby frustrating the aspirations of many African-Americans who dreamed of playing professionally.
For fun, education and breakfast, once a month a group of twenty or so hopeful souls meets to discuss their plans to start new businesses. The conversations are fascinating and I am alternately awed a...
WANTED: A caring and compassionate presidential candidate for the 47%
Friday, 28 September 2012 09:54
Irma McClaurin, PhD, Culture and Education Editor
I confess. I am now, and probably always will be, a member of the 47% about whom Presidential Candidate Romney has voiced his disrespect and disdain. I am African-American. I was a single mom after my...