Category Archives: Sports

Teaching Civil Rights

In March 2014, The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report describing civil rights education in the United States as “woefully inadequate.” According to the SPLC: In this new report, 20 states received grades of ‘F.’ These include five states – Alaska, Iowa, Maine, Oregon and Wyoming – that neither cover the movement in their […]

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Diversity in the 2013 Little League World Series

Earlier this year Major League Baseball announced a study of the lack of diversity in the MLB. As a social institution, Major League Baseball has an enormous social responsibility to provide equal opportunities for all people, both on and off the field,” Selig said in a statement. (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9158114/mlb-forms-task-force-study-how-increase-diversity) Perhaps MLB needs to look closer at […]

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Honus Wagner’s longest home run

As I describe on my website, mariebiro.com, several baseball players claim to have hit the longest home run in baseball history. Ed Linn described Ted Williams’ home run in “Hitter: The Life and Turmoils of Ted Williams.” Honus Wagner, one of the first five inductees along with Babe Ruth into the Baseball Hall of Fame, […]

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Harnessing the power of YouTube

The internet offers many tools for communicating your ideas effectively. One of the leading tools available is YouTube.  YouTube offers one of the most effective video editing tools with free music and clips. In trying to communicate the essence of your idea, expensive video editing is troubling for indie designers. However, YouTube’s video editor is […]

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