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William Edward White

William Edward White, Major League Baseball’s First Black Player

William Edward White was born in 1860 to a Georgia businessman and one of his…

Wyclef Jean Turns Pain Into Music on ‘April Showers’ Mixtape

Wyclef Jean is returning to music with a renewed sense of purpose that can be…

Jackie Robinson

Black Kids Don’t Dream of Baseball

I love baseball, deeply. I played stickball and punchball growing up on the potholed streets…

Chadwick Boseman in "42"

42 Wins Big at Box Office

Nearly 70 years since he joined the Dodgers, Jackie Robinson's groundbreaking story still hits it…

[SPORTS NOTES] Bosh Burglarized, L.A. Clippers Sweep the Lakers and Ayanbadejo Backtracks

Score one for the NBA's oft-maligned  Los Angeles Clippers. For the first time in its…

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman Hits Hard in ‘42,’ the Jackie Robinson Story [INTERVIEW]

In a few short moments, Chadwick Boseman will be a household name. Why? Because he…

First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Holds Screening and Discussion for 42

Dozens of D.C.-area students were invited for a frank conversation about race Tuesday at the…

Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in ’42′

Harrison Ford Defends Use of Nigger in Jackie Robinson Biopic

Critics have brought up the supposedly excessive use of "nigger" in the new Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. Perhaps,…

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President Obama to Visit Set of “42”

A biopic on historic baseball player Jackie Robinson has been in the works for sometime…