Robinson

Parker Semin, a 2011 Arapahoe High School graduate, prays at a makeshift memorial bearing the name of wounded student Claire Davis, who was shot by a classmate during school three days earlier in an attack, in front of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate has died, hospital officials said in a statement Saturday. Claire Davis, 17, was in critical condition […]

12/21/2013

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

(Photo credit: Sanfordfl.gov)

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

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

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