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VIBE Giveaway: ’42’ Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Greatness is as greatness does. 42, the blockbuster flick that tells the story of legendary baseballer Jackie Robinson starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole…


First Changes Everything: Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day With New Era

VIBE celebrates Jackie Robinson day by tipping our hats to the man who changed America's pastime forever.


Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42’ Rakes In $27.3 Million Opening Weekend

On Friday night (Apr. 12), the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 broke industry expectations.

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Grand Slam: 12 Questions You Should Ask About ’42’

April 15th marks the day 66 years ago that Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line and became the first African American to play on…

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’42’ By Numbers: Harrison Ford & More Come Out For Film Premiere

Small little fact you might not know about Harrison Ford, one of the stars of the new Jackie Robinson biopic 42, aka Indiana…

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’42’ Director Explains The Making Of The Jackie Robinson Biopic

The director of 42 (in theaters today), Brian Helgeland, explains why his Jackie Robinson biopic won’t strike out VIBE: Spike Lee once imagined a…

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42: Chadwick Boseman Hits a Home Run in Jackie Robinson Biopic

Newcomer Chadwick Boseman landed the role of a lifetime when he was cast as No. 42 -- the jersey number of baseball legend…


12 Legendary Moments In Jackie Robinson’s Career

Before the #First era, there was the era of being first. More succinctly, the 20th Century was a time where importance was placed on your…


Michelle Obama Praises Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42’

FLOTUS Michelle Obama urges everyone to see Jackie Robinson's biopic 42. Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie, and the rest of their movie cast have major…


6 Reasons to See Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42’

Big screen newcomer Chadwick Boseman broke a sweat as the leading man of 42. The biopic centers on the arduous career of legendary…

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TRAILER: Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn We Go Hard” Powers Inspirational “42” Film

As if you needed another reason why so many people are flocking to Brooklyn, the new trailer for 42 presents Jackie Robinson like you've never…

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Nicole Beharie to Play Jackie Robinson’s Love in Biopic

Burgeoning actress Nicole Beharie will play the role of Rachel Isum, Jackie Robinson's lover, in a forthcoming biopic about the baseball player. The film entitled,…