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2020 Rose Parade grand marshals are 3 generations of Latina stars

The 2020 Rose Parade grand marshals, yes plural, represent three generations of Latina powerhouses: Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, actress Gina Torres and star of stage, song and film, Rita Moreno, the Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday, Oct. 15. Moreno is the grande dame of the trio., having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. It's Rita Moreno! — Bradley Bermont (@bradleybermont) October 15, 2019 Moreno recalled “dancing for grandpa” as a young girl. Al...
Tags: News, California News, Sport, Soccer, Charles, Pasadena, Caribbean, Rita Moreno, Rose, Laura, Christopher Columbus, Tony, Jackie Robinson, Fred Rogers, Moreno, Hernandez

A Black, Queer Kentuckian Returns Home To Take The Helm At Actors Theatre Of Louisville

After decades living and working all over the U.S., actor-director-choreographer Robert Barry Fleming is now in his first season as artistic director of one of the country’s most important regional theatres. He tells Diep Tran, “It’s taken me 50 years to be afforded my ‘Jackie Robinson moment’: the chance to lead a large, multi-million dollar institution, and I believe that may have less to do with my ability or readiness to do the job, and more about the dominant culture demonstrating readines...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Louisville, Jackie Robinson, SJ, Diep Tran, Robert Barry Fleming, 10.08.19

October's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: 1968 in America by Charles Kaiser 200 Women Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Alfred Mcgilligan All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930 by Andrea Barnet Already Dead by Denis Johnson Antelope Woman by Louise Erdrich Bessie by Chris Albertson Canada by Richard Ford The Confusion by Neal Stephenson Dalva by Jim Harrison Devotion by Dani Shapiro Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhil...
Tags: Music, America, David, Nashville, Party, Thomas Harris, Richard Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Locust, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlem, Emma Donoghue, Samantha Hunt, Henry Miller, Joan Miró, Atomic Books Comics Preview

Whicker: Ryan Garcia just one of UCLA’s junior achievers

LOS ANGELES — With one out in the fourth inning, Ramon Bramasco of Washington bounced a comebacker to UCLA’s Ryan Garcia. It was an ignorable play in the scheme of things, except that Bramasco was the 11th out Friday night. The first 10 were strikeouts. The Bruins won 8-3 and pushed their record to 43-8 going into Saturday’s game with Washington. Garcia wound up with 13 strikeouts in five innings and is 8-0. But it’s difficult to be the first star of the game around here these days. Garrett Mitc...
Tags: Minneapolis, Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Arizona, Mlb, College sports, Ncaa, Ucla, Mitchell, Savage, Huskies, Garcia

Herman Wouk, 'The Jackie Robinson Of Jewish-American Fiction,' Dies At 103

Wouk was famous for writing The Winds of War, Marjorie Morningstar and The Caine Mutiny, which won a Pulitzer Prize. He also helped popularize themes that writers like Philip Roth later tackled.(Image credit: Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Philip Roth, Jackie Robinson, Herman Wouk, Wouk, Marjorie Morningstar, Fred Stein

Where to travel in July

July is like the Cheesecake Factory menu of travel months. Everything just looks big and bright and delicious, and you’ll make the poor waiter come back four times because the options are just so overwhelming. While we can’t help you decide between the Factory Burrito and Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta, we can offer you up our picks for the best places to travel in July. Whether you’re looking enjoy July 4th fireworks somewhere beautiful, catch a baseball game, or finally spot that solar eclipse, w...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Texas, Summer Travel, California, Disney, America, Nasa, Netflix, Vienna, Canada, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Amy Poehler, Liam Gallagher, Mlb

How Dodgers great Jackie Robinson and disgraced exec Al Campanis changed the game

Robinson pressured baseball to change, Campanis shamed the game into it. Which made more of a difference?
Tags: Baseball, Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Al Campanis, Campanis

Inside the Dodgers: Justin Turner’s homerless season is starting to get weird

Editor’s note: The story below is the Monday, April 30 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. It’s hard to find a story about the state of baseball in 2019 that doesn’t mention the record home run rate. Homers have reached uncharted territory, eclipsing even the peak of the steroid era. Players are doing this despite omnipresent drug-testers in the clubhouse, with physiques that aren’t ripped from the pages of bodybuilding calendars. ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, StatCast, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Turner, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers, Mike Trout, Justin Turner

Consistent approach at the plate has Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rolling

MILWAUKEE — Ten games into this season, Cody Bellinger led the majors in home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage, hits, total bases and runs. That blazing start wouldn’t go unnoticed, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said at the time. “This series and going forward,” Roberts said as the Dodgers began a four-game series in St. Louis. “Everyone watches the highlights and you’re not going to let the hot guy beat you. But for a young player, that’s where you have to still stay stubborn in the strike zone.”...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Russell Martin, Mlb, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Martin, Hill, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson

Hyun-Jin Ryu ready to join Dodgers’ rotation, but Rich Hill will have to wait

MILWAUKEE — Everyone ready to rejoin the Dodgers’ starting rotation, take one step forward. Not so fast, Rich Hill. The Dodgers will activate Hyun-Jin Ryu from the injured list and start him Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryu has been out since leaving his April 8 start in St. Louis with a mild groin injury. He threw a 40-pitch bullpen on Monday and was pronounced ready to return. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw was scheduled to start Saturday. He will now move back a day and start Sunday i...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Mlb, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rich, Hill, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson, Roberts, Dodgers

Alexander: For Dodgers’ Rich Hill, no taking it easy in a rehab stint

The Dodgers’ Rich Hill throws to the plate during a rehab start for the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes against the Lake Elsinore Storm on Wednesday night in Lake Elsinore. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) The Dodgers’ Rich Hill throws to the plate against Lake Elsinore during a rehab start for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in Lake Elsinore on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in secon...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Alexander, Hill, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson, Wrigley Field, Dodgers, Padres, Kenta Maeda, Murrieta

Why is Jackie Robinson selling beer? Why not?

Ian Fraser Kilmister, the heavy metal icon better known as Lemmy, was recently the star of a milk commercial in Finland. Fred Astaire once pitched for Dirt Devil by dancing with a vacuum. Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Louis Armstrong teamed up to sell Diet Coke. For each of them, death was no obstacle to starring in a commercial. So, what’s the problem with Jackie Robinson scoring a run in a Budweiser ad? That’s been a burning question for a couple weeks since a Spike Lee-directed commercial...
Tags: New York, John Lennon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Budweiser, Manhattan, Finland, Mlb, Spike Lee, Yankees, Louis Armstrong, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Bernie Sanders

Price knocks MLB for light Jackie Robinson slate

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price says every team should be playing on Jackie Robinson Day, and called out MLB for the skimpy schedule on Monday.
Tags: Mlb, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Jackie Robinson, David Price, Jackie Robinson Day

For Many Latino Players, Roberto Clemente’s Number Is Off Limits, Too

Only Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 has been officially retired across the majors, but many players have gone out of their way to not wear Clemente’s No. 21.
Tags: News, Baseball, Major League Baseball, Jackie, Pittsburgh Pirates, Puerto Rico, Robinson, Clemente, Jackie Robinson, Roberto, Roberto Clemente, Uniforms

Angels pitchers have rough night in loss to Rangers

The Rangers’ Joey Gallo, left, scores in front of Angels catcher Kevan Smith during the fifth inning of Monday’s game in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) Angels starting piutcher Trevor Cahill throws to the plate during the first inning of Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ARLINGTON, TEXAS – APRIL 15: Shelby Miller #19 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, ARLINGTON Texas, Arlington, Jackie Robinson, Calhoun, Cahill, Mike Trout, Asdrubal Cabrera

Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson's centennial year

Vin Scully joined the widow of his friend Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Vin Scully

Dodgers, MLB honor Jackie Robinson’s centennial year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully joined the widow of his friend Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball’s color barrier during Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration. Scully was a surprise attendee for pre-game ceremonies at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. Robinson’s 96-year-old widow, Rachel, was joined by the couple’s daughter, Sharon, and son, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Robinson, Rachel, Scully, Jackie Robinson, Vin Scully, Sharon, Dodger Stadium

MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Major League Baseball pay's homage to Jackie Robinson.            [Author: USA TODAY Sports]
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Jackie Robinson Day

April 15 marks the day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. The executive who signed him with the express purpose of combating racism was Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers. I share a hometown with Branch Rickey — Portsmouth, Ohio — and was always reminded of his legacy because I played high school baseball in Branch Rickey Park (pictured below). To me, Branch Rickey’s role in this story is sweet irony. White supremacy was strong in my home...
Tags: Health, Cnn, Racism, Brooklyn, Civil Rights, Portsmouth, Infertility, Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers, Rickey, Brooklyn Dodgers, Portsmouth Ohio, Racial Reconciliation, Jackie Robinson Day, Branch Rickey

LEADING OFF: MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: JACKIE ROBINSON DAY Major League Baseball observes Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks all over the country. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. All players, managers, coaches, umpires and other on-field personnel will wear Robinson’s retired No. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Mlb, Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson Day

Dodgers’ Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu are on the mend

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw preferred to work in relative silence as he threw his final bullpen session before his 2019 debut. Rich Hill grunted and groaned his way through four simulated innings at Dodger Stadium on Friday. Good, bad or ugly, Hill followed each of his 46 pitches with a primal moan that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the tennis courts of Indian Wells. You wouldn’t know if you were within earshot, but Hill left the mound feeling encouraged. Kershaw remains on track to st...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, San Diego, Russell Martin, Mlb, Will Smith, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Clayton Kershaw acknowledges another rehab start is likely after ‘good first step’

DENVER – Clayton Kershaw arrived in the visiting clubhouse at Coors Field, equipment bag in tow, Friday morning. He might not be staying for long. Kershaw called his 4 1/3-inning rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday night “a good first step” and acknowledged that a second rehab start (most likely with the OKC Dodgers again) will be necessary. “Probably another (rehab) start,” Kershaw said of the next step. “Probably the biggest thing is just the way the season started, probably can’t h...
Tags: La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Denver, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Rockies, Oklahoma City, Pederson, Hart, Hill, OKC, Brewers

Kansas City is buzzing: explore it with Google Arts & Culture

In January 17, 1920, under the terms of the Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition began in America. As the rest of the U.S. started drying out, Kansas City, Missouri filled its glass and earned the nickname “Paris of the Plains.” Thanks to political boss Tom Pendergast, who laid down the law in KC, the booze continued to flow. When asked how he was able to justify ignoring Prohibition, Pendergast simply explained, “the people are thirsty.”Journalist Edward Morrow quipped at the time, “if you want to...
Tags: Google, America, Rome, Bob Dylan, Missouri, Paris, Vine, Kansas City, Walt Disney World, National Archives, Walt Disney, Arts And Culture, Coney Island, Scott, Jackie Robinson, U S Army

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw recovers from slow start in Triple-A rehab game

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw throws to first base to pick off the San Antonio Missions’ Corey Ray during the first inning of his rehab start for the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers on Thursday in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up to throw to the plate while making a rehab start for the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers in a game against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Sound The gallery will resume...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Denver, San Antonio, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oklahoma City, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers, Kershaw, Clayton Kershaw, David Freese, Giants Dodgers, San Antonio Missions

Dodgers, under new farm director Will Rhymes, try to maintain a steady pipeline

Will Rhymes could lean on a thing like prospect rankings as a gauge of his department’s success. The Dodgers’ first-year director of player development inherited a system that’s ranked among MLB Pipeline’s top 10 each of the past five years. By this measure, the Dodgers’ sustained success is without peer. Prospect ranking lists are mere opinion polls, of course. The opinions that matter more to Rhymes are those of the players that pass through his system. So far he likes what he’s hearing. “We’v...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Philadelphia, Tigers, Will Smith, Rays, Denver, Los-angeles-dodgers, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers, Prospect

Budweiser Continues Tribute to Jackie Robinson and Diversity in Baseball With New Spot

Last week, Budweiser kicked off a campaign paying tribute to baseball legend and civil rights hero Jackie Robinson with "Impact," an ad directed by Spike Lee and narrated by Robinson's daughter, Sharon Robinson. While Lee and Sharon Robinson don't return for the follow-up, Budweiser is quickly building on its first ad with the comparatively minimalist...
Tags: General, Advertising, Spike Lee, Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Sharon Robinson, Sharon Robinson While Lee

March Madness: 5 Leadership Lessons from a Champion Coach

By Steve Cooper Perhaps the most interesting thing about watching the March Madness tournament is viewing how the different coaches choose to lead their programs. Over the years, nobody has done it better than legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who reached the Final Four 12 times and turned those appearances into 10 championships. Wouldn’t it be great if you could translate the leadership success demonstrated on the court to your business? You can! Coach Wooden motivated from the insid...
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Budweiser and Spike Lee Pay Homage to Jackie Robinson for the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

Ahead of opening day festivities across Major League Baseball on March 28, Budweiser is debuting a new campaign celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the most important player in MLB history. The campaign, which was envisioned and executed by Dentsu Aegis Network with Isobar handling creative and Vizeum on media, follows the Jan....
Tags: General, Advertising, Mlb, Spike Lee, Jackie Robinson, Isobar, Dentsu Aegis Network

Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez ready to embrace single-position role

ANAHEIM — It’s easy to forget, but in the two seasons before he became a Dodger, Justin Turner did not spend the majority of his innings in the field at any one position. In his first season in Los Angeles, Turner was a backup at first, second and third base. It wasn’t until Don Mattingly declared him the primary starter at third in 2015 that Turner knew which glove to bring to the field without first checking the lineup card. So it is for Kiké Hernandez in 2019. Last year, he appeared at every ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson, Roberts, Dodgers, Hernandez, Clayton, Kershaw

what i'm reading: jackie robinson: a biography

I finished reading this fine biography a while ago, but I've been having trouble writing about it. It was very good. If some parts were a bit too detailed for me (which is bound to happen if a biography is comprehensive), parts were thrilling, fascinating, sad, and very moving.There are many biographies of Jackie Robinson out there, but Jackie Robinson: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad is said to be the most accurate and complete. Rampersad, who has also written celebrated biographies of Langsto...
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