Tag: Jackie Robinson

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National

$50K offered for info in defaced Jackie Robinson statue

This undated image provided by the Brooklyn Cyclones shows a statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson at MCU Park in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City police are investigating swastikas and hate speech scrawled on the statue outside Brooklyn’s minor league baseball stadium. A manager at MCU Park noticed the defacement Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Cyclones) NEW YORK (AP) — The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for defacing a statue of Jackie Robinson in New York with swastikas and hate speech is now $50,000.

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Opinion

Jay-Z is this generation's Jackie Robinson

JAY-Z by Dion Rabouin ATLANTA (RTNS)–Sports writers have long lamented the lack of seminal sports figures in today’s game. Folks say athletes willing to take a stand like Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali are conspicuously missing in this generation.

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Sports

MLB forms diversity committee, Black players focus

BREAKING THE BARRIER–In this April 15, 1947 file photo, from left, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball players John Jorgensen, Pee Wee Reese, Ed Stanky and Jackie Robinson pose at Ebbets Field in New York. (AP Photo, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has created a task force that will study how to increase diversity in the game, especially among Black players.