Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

Willie O’Ree, the National Hockey League’s first player of African descent, helped to launch a week-long celebration marking the 60th anniversary of his history-making debut. Appearing over the weekend at the Willie O’Ree Invitational Tournament, hosted by SCORE Boston Youth Hockey at Ulin Memorial Rink in a suburb of Boston, the Boston Bruin legend was greeted warmly by girls and boys … Continue reading Willie O’Ree, hockey’s ‘Jackie Robinson,’ still inspiring 60 years after making history

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Free Library of Philadelphia presents award-winning authors of African descent

Earlier this month, the haven and a learning launching pad for Philadelphia residents, the Free Library of Philadelphia, hosted James McBride, Van Jones and Gabrielle Union. As part of “the region’s preeminent forum for writers and ideas,” the highly anticipated Author Events program offers the public an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with today’s … Continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia presents award-winning authors of African descent