Jackie Robinson

Rachel Robinson, widow of the late baseball great Jackie Robinson, poses at the Los Angeles premiere of "42" at the TCL Chinese Theater on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Rachel Robinson honored by baseball group in Pasadena

PASADENA (CNS) – Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel was among three people inducted into the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals in a ceremony Sunday at the Pasadena Central Library. Joining Rachel Robinson in the 16th […]

07/21/2014

Jackie Robinson, infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in May of 1952.  (AP Photo)

LA-area street could be named for Jackie Robinson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are honoring the late Jackie Robinson by proposing to rename a former state highway for the black ball player who broke major league baseball’s color barrier. The state Assembly […]

09/09/2013

Police probe epithets on NY Jackie Robinson statue

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating swastikas and hate speech scrawled on a statue of Jackie Robinson and a teammate outside Brooklyn’s minor league baseball stadium. A manager at MCU Park […]

08/07/2013

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Sanford, Fla. somberly absorbs Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after Jackie Robinson was run out of town, Sanford is absorbing what some see as another blow to race relations: the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing […]

07/15/2013

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Alonso Duralde with his take on the newest films

Will “42” knock it out of the park? Is “To the Wonder” wonderful or not? And what’s it like to wait and see “Scary Movie 5?”
Alonso Duralde, film critic at http://www.thewrap.com, gives his unique takes to Ron Kilgore, guest host on Money 101:

04/12/2013

Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in scene from movie "42" (Photo credit: Warner Brothers Pictures / AP)

’42’ shows why Jackie Robinson still matters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s a scene in “42” in which Jackie Robinson, the first black player in modern Major League Baseball, endures intolerably cruel racial slurs from the Philadelphia Phillies’ manager.

04/03/2013

City Council proclaims today Jackie Robinson Day

(CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council has approved a resolution declaring today Jackie Robinson Day in Los Angeles, four days before the 65th anniversary of his breaking baseball’s color line. Attending today’s City Council […]

04/11/2012

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