I was watching the film 42, the number that Jackie Robinson wore when he played for the Dodgers, the only number ever retired by Major League Baseball, over the weekend while also reading stories about looting and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. 42 is about Jackie Robinson’s entry into professional baseball.
Martin Luther King III said the following at the 50th anniversary of his father’s “I Have a Dream” Speech: “However, sadly, the tears of Trayvon Martin’s mother and father remind us that, far too frequently, the color of one’s skin remains a license to profile, to arrest and to even
Harrison Ford, who plays Branch Rickey in the new biopic about Jackie Robinson, compares Robinson’s breaking the color barrier in Major League baseball to homosexual marriage. He told a reporter that “the most equal society, the best-regulated society, the best-behaving society — depend on attending to equality and inequity whenever
How can such a smart man be so clueless? Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Robert Johnson said the challenge was to figure out why the unemployment rate for blacks has been so high, “and if that doesn’t change, somebody’s going to have to pay — 34 million African-Americans are not