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First Puerto Rican To Play In The Negro Leagues: Emilio “Millito” Navarro

By Efrain Nieves In the early 1900s Blacks were not allowed to play baseball with Whites due to Jim Crow laws.  Hence, Blacks formed there  own groups of teams and played across the country. In 1920 Andrew “Rube” Foster,  then a former player, helped organize the Negro league with White and Black business owners.  Emilio “Millito […]

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Latinos Growing in the NBA

By Efrain Nieves Born on May 29th 1984, Carmelo Anthony had a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy. He attended Syracuse University where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003.  Anthony was drafted in 2003 and selected as the third pick by the Denver Nuggets. Carlos Alberto Arroyo […]

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