LBN-THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years.
Exactly 50 years later, on April 15, 1997, Robinson’s groundbreaking career was honored and his uniform number, 42, was retired from Major League Baseball by Commissioner Bud Selig in a ceremony attended by over 50,000 fans at New York City’s Shea Stadium.
Robinson’s was the first-ever number retired by all teams in the league.
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…
All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” -Jackie Robinson
LBN-COMMENTARY By ARIANA HUFFINGTON:
I grew up with my father starting small newspapers in Greece.
None of them survived.
Maybe this has something to do with the fact that I’ve never had any desire to have Huff Post have a print component.
IWOULD, FACEBOOK DATING APP PROMISES REJECTION-FREE ROMANCE :
Facebook has long been a tool for testing the romantic waters, with the cycle going something like:
You send a friend request, you gain access to a profile and then, you stalk.
Adding to the veritable toe-dips of Facebook dating is a new app called iWould, a crush wish-list of sorts launched last month by Columbia University MBA graduates Jon Budish, 28, and Tariq Chaudhri, 27.
The app allows you to go through your friend list and select anywhere from one to ten people you’d be interested in romantically.
The application cross-references your list with those of your friends also using the app.
If someone you selected put you on their list, you’ll both get a notice of the match.