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Landmarks tell story of Miami’s rich black cultural history

Feb. 29, 2020 3:01 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — “Moonlight” helped cast a national glow on Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood when it won the Oscar as the best film of 2016. Filmmaker Barry Jenkins and playwright/actor Tarell Alvin McCraney grew up in Liberty City and made it a focal point of “Moonlight.”...

El comisionado de Grandes Ligas Rob Manfred durante una conferencia de prensa el jueves 6 de febrero de 2020, en Orlando. (AP Foto/John Raoux)

MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

Feb. 13, 2020 5:16 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 million donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, "It commemorates baseball...

FILE - In this July 24, 1983, file photo, Kansas City Royals' George Brett, second from right, is restrained by umpire Joe Brinkman after his bat was ruled illegal because of pine tar beyond the legal limit on the handle during a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Nearly three decades after it became known simply as

'Pine Tar Game' items headed to auction later this month

Feb. 10, 2020 3:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, Royals star George Brett raced out of the visiting dugout at Yankee Stadium and got in the face of rookie umpire Tim McClelland, instantly transforming what had been a run-of-the-mill regular-season game in mid-July into an iconic moment in baseball...

FILE- In this April 25, 1997, file photo, Author Roger Kahn, author of the bestseller

Roger Kahn, elegant 'Boys of Summer' author, dies at 92

Feb. 7, 2020 5:20 PM EST

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Roger Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his romantic account of the Brooklyn Dodgers in "The Boys of Summer," has died. He was 92. He died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mamaroneck, a Westchester County suburb, son Gordon Kahn...