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Hooper: Honoring Robinson's legacy classy gesture by Rays, MLB

Published Apr. 15, 2018

On Sunday, the Rays once again honored Jackie Robinson and the people in our community who have helped extend his pioneering legacy.

The team celebrated Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947, with a series of salutes wrapped around Robinson's nine core values.

For the team and for the league to honor Robinson every year is one of baseball's finest moves. …

Of course, Robinson took his voice beyond the field during and after his career, often challenging the status quo. As athletes have moved to emulate Robinson's role in a new era, it has spurred questions and controversy. Where's the line between entertainment and activism?

The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area welcomes ESPN personality Jemele Hill for a discussion about how all of us should use our voices to engage in our democracy. The luncheon and talk-back will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. For more information, visit LWVSPA.org/JemeleHill. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: The Meaning of Life Is To Live It. …

Can an NHL team go up 2-0 in a playoff series but lose all the momentum in the final period of the second game? We'll soon find out. …

Sarra Rabinovich. Chaim Marder. Gabi Roth. Those are just a few of the Holocaust victims whose names were recited by community residents at the Florida Holocaust Museum last week to mark Yom HaShoah.

The names remind us it's not just about the number murdered — it's about the dreams that never came to fruition, the joys snuffed out too soon and the senselessness rooted in hate.

We must never forget.

That's all I'm saying.

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