Ricky Alderete pleaded guilty to stealing a Jackie Robinson statue from a park in Kansas. He faces more than 19 years in prison.

Police quickly ruled out racism as motivation.

It was stolen in Kansas and found burned in the trash.


Major League Baseball celebrates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic career on April 15, but those celebrations fall short if they don’t address how he confronted white supremacy with class and dignity.

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The Hess Corporation awarded the Jackie Robinson Foundation with a $1.4 million grant for the creation of scholarships and a new museum.

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A family is working to restore a historic Black-owned motel whose patrons included Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, and Ray Charles.


The icon would have been 100 years old today.


Jackie Robinson's historic barrier-breaking feat celebrated its 70th anniversary last week, but a pair of forgotten Black baseball players might have some right to Number 42's historic claim.

The 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic Major League Baseball debut took place on April 15th with the entire league honoring the late second baseman’s contribution to the sport.   Becoming the first Black player to star in the MLB, Robinson endured taunts and threats, choosing a silent grace away from the field but aggressive […]

An opera about Negro Leagues slugger Josh Gibson will premiere in Pittsburgh in April 2017.

On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.

“Foul ball!” That was the call made by the leaders of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West baseball team against Little League International. The team’s leaders have filed a court petition to force Little League International to hand over documents and information that led to the decision to strip the team of its national championship, the Chicago […]