Michael Goldklang standing in front of a museum photo of the St. Paul Colored Gophers team (Photo by: Charles Hallman | MSR News)
Black History

New St. Paul baseball museum chronicles local Black history

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — St. Paul, more than many other U.S. cities, is uniquely responsible for the growth of baseball in this country, including helping to end its nearly century-long racially exclusionary ways. The city’s new baseball museum’s main goal is to help tell that story. […read more]

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Brian Diggs (center) is pictured with Milwaukee Brewers Community Relations Vice President Katina Shaw (left) and Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore(right). (Photo by: Yvonne Kemp)
Black History

Milwaukee Brewers celebrate 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier

MILWAUKEE TIMES WEEKLY — On Monday, April 15, 2019, The Milwaukee Brewers celebrated the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier during their game against the St. Louis Cardinals. As part of the celebration, players donned jerseys sporting the number 42. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Brian Diggs(center), Milwaukee’s Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship winner. […read more]

Sports

Why Was Sam Lacy Left Out of ’42′?

Another Viewpoint by Tim Lacy Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper I have been enjoying the rewards of retirement and no schedule to meet, but recent events have caused me to haul out the keyboard and dust off “Another Viewpoint,” my sports column Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: 42

by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Jackie Robinson’s life is lesson in courage. It’s a sobering but inspiring reminder of the barbaric cruelty of racism and those who rallied against it. This revealing film tracks his ascension from the Negro Leagues to Major League Baseball.  Read More