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January 31, 2012 by Leila Taha
Baseball, American's national past-time, has a complicated history. Like much of American society in the 1940s, professional baseball was originally segregated...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Business Leader / 1881 - 1965
Branch Rickey was an innovative baseball executive known for his groundbreaking 1945 decision to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, thereby breaking the color barrier.
December 31, 2011 by Jennifer Ball
For the rich, famous and notable, it's not enough to be good—you need to be the best to truly set yourself apart in your chosen field. From jumping jacks to YouTube...also in this article
Songwriter, Singer / 1986 -
Pop icon Lady Gaga's debut album The Fame included hits "Just Dance" and "Poker Face." Her follow-up, The Fame Monster, was nominated for six Grammys.
January 26, 2012 by Leila Taha
Believe it or not, even celebrities get older, despite the nips and tucks. A whole group of energetic, famous individuals are turning 50 this year. You might be...also in this article
December 9, 2011 by Jennifer Ball
Sometimes the biggest success comes on the heels of dreadful failure. And no one proves that better than the people in our list of the biggest celebrity comebacks...also in this article
Football Player / 1980 -
Star Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's promising career has been tainted by illegal activities including involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring.
Singer, Television Personality / 1981 -
Britney Spears has been one of the most successful—and sometimes controversial—solo acts in popular music. More recently, she began hosting The X Factor.