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Jackie Robinson – First African American Major League Baseball Player

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by Blackpast.org - 2 March 2013

Special to The Medium from Blackpast.org When Jackie Robinson took the field on April 15, 1947 wearing a Brooklyn Dodger’s uniform, he became the first African American in over fifty years to play on a major league baseball team. In the process, he broke through baseball’s color line that had relegated...

Local

Pritchett Named Executive Director For SPS Central Region

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Sarah Pritchett  On Tuesday, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda announced that Sarah Pritchett, principal of McClure Middle School, had been appointed as the new Executive Director of Schools for the Central Region.       As Executive Director of Schools for the Central Region, Pritchett will support the principals and schools in the central region of the city with responsibilities...

National

Former U.S. Rep Allen West Blasts Bill Cosby Over Comments Praising Black Muslims

Former U.S. Rep Allen West

Former U.S. Rep Allen West By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdney Wire) – Comedian-activist Bill Cosby is often the outspoken “uncle” whose sometimes-provocative comments, usually on Black parenting, are hotly debated, but eventually forgiven. But the recently defeated freshman Florida Republican Congressman Allen West seems unwilling...

Editorials

Is ‘Big Brother’ Racially Biased?

Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux       When George Orwell wrote the novel 1984, he envisioned a character, real or imagined “Big Brother” who was a know-all, see-all, omnipotent and elusive presence that intruded into lives because he could.  Those who knew about “him” were told that they did not exist, but in many ways, Big Brother may not have existed, either. The omnipotence had taken on a life...

Obituaries

Barbara Jean Cola

Barbara Jean Cola 
September 13, 1940 ~ June 7th, 2013

Barbara Jean ColaSeptember 13, 1940 ~ June 7th, 2013 Barbara Jean Cola – beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2013. Barbara was born on September 13, 1940, in Mobile, Alabama to the union of Luezell Johnson and Etta B Johnson. At the age of three, her family moved to Pasco, Washington. She attended Pasco High School where she met her future...

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