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2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black
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Much in the way DJ Earworm produces his yearly "United State of Pop" mashup, one industrious YouTube user has brought us
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On Friday during an appearance on HuffPost Live, “12 Years A Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor shared his thoughts whether or
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As a man always on guard when it comes to the Yankees, I found myself actually wishing Mariano Rivera wasn't leaving baseball. Weird. For his whole career, I'd been wishing him to falter or leave the game, and here I was -- wanting him to stick around and loving the guy.
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It's all becoming clear now. House Republicans are just really big fans of Douglas Adams -- that's been their plan all along.
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Recently I watched The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) (staring Jackie Robinson as himself) and 42 (2013) back to back. They tell the story of how Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball and changed race relations in America.
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As the mother of a mixed-race 8-year old, I often think about how to keep my son's eyes, ears, and heart, open to the realities and ignorance of racism. He and a friend recently saw the movie 42, and for the first time, heard the 'n-word' thrown around like a baseball.
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I first met Jackie as a 13-year-old insecure kid at Grossinger's, the famous resort hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains owned by members of my family.
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I still have the photograph of my brother and me shaking hands with Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. As I look at it, my mind goes back to a balmy evening in April of 1954. I was 15 years old and my father proudly brought his two sons to the first baseball game of our lives.
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42 is a movie about how personal courage can change the world. Courage comes in many forms. Last week we were reminded of the incredible courage of common citizens and first responders in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attacks.
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Over time, not surprisingly, the story of Jackie Robinson, has surpassed the memory of Jackie Robinson as a player. Robinson was, however, a great player, and an unusual one.
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It's still a long road from Daytona to the slightest glimmer of acceptance in the big league. But as Robinson points out
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More than two decades before the civil rights legislation of the 60s and more than ten years before the Supreme Court's 1954 decision -- a quiet drama was beginning in Brooklyn, a drama that one observer later would call "perhaps the most visible single desegregation action ever taken."
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Jackie Robinson's number was 42.
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In the film about Jackie Robinson's first year in the majors, Chapman shows up spitting one racial epithet after another from in front of the Phillies' dugout at Ebbets Field, a monologue of bitter bigotry that left Tudyk feeling slightly hungover after each day of filming.
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Boseman likened himself to a private investigator when preparing for a meaty role like this one, absorbing "every little
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I saw 42, and left the theater with my head high, chest swollen, back straight and eyes tearful with emotion. Sports can make us feel proud, especially, when our dignity and worth have been historically discounted in America.
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I spoke with Chadwick Boseman a few weeks before the film's opening and discussed carrying the legacy of such a beloved sportsman, seeking the approval of both his family and living widow Rachel, and all he learned working opposite leading man Harrison Ford.
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2013-04-15-ScreenShot20130415at8.51.41AM.pngThe kid looking at the camera, the kid Jackie Robinson seems to be looking at? Meet Eddie Dweck.
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Jackie Robinson biopic "42" hit it out of the park, winning the weekend box office. The baseball film opened this weekend