At last night’s Grammys, singer Janelle Monae gave a poignant speech for Time’s Up: “We say time’s up for pay inequality. Time’s up for discrimination. Time’s up for harassment of any kind.” Before the show, she Tweeted that 90.7% of 2013-2018 nominees have been male.
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he became the first black athlete to play Major League Baseball in the 20th century. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, and was named Rookie of the Year that year, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.