Now we meet some women who have a hard hitting way of combating gender norms. KBCS’s Anjali Skilton has the story about women who box.
On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. However, long before Robinson was a household name, baseball was a part of the fabric of many African American communities. A new exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum, Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington, explores the rich history of the sport. Chieko Phillips, the curator of the Pitch Black exhibit and former Detroit Tiger, Joe Staton discuss what you’ll learn about the history of baseball in Washington’s African American community.
12th man excitement is at an all time high in Seattle! The Seattle Seahawks clinched the NFC Championship and a spot in the Super Bowl in large part because of cornerback Richard Sherman’s game winning play. The play was huge but it’s Sherman’s post-game interview with reporter, Erin Andrews, that made headlines.
KBCS Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green moderates a lively discussion about race and sports with Seattle Times sports writer, Percy Allen, Highline Community College Sociology and Diversity Professor, Dr. Darryl Brice, and Bellevue College Vice President and Chief Diversity officer, Yoshiko Harden