On Saturday, ABC broadcast a Little League World Series US Championship game between Nevada and Illinois. But the Illinois team also goes by Chicago, Great Lakes Region, and the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. 371 more words
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In 1994, Ken Burns’ iconic nod to the nation’s pastime, the gargantuan 18 hour epic, “Baseball” aired on PBS for the first time. I had just arrived in Vietnam at the time and so I clearly missed it – the highest rated PBS show of all time. 379 more words
There has been a lot of chatter about race, racism, and racial reconciliation over the past few weeks. In our media driven and social connections, it is so easy to follow the latest trends and then forget why we were initially outraged in the first place. 999 more words
Where have you gone, Jackie Robinson? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
(modified from Simon and Garfunkel lyrics for “Mrs. Robinson.”)
On Saturday, August 23, Jackie Robinson West, an all African American team from Englewood and other communities on Chicago’s South Side, won the U.S. 144 more words