Motivated by her love for the game and inspired by the legendary Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. But in a sport that's determined by white men, there is no place for a black woman. Mamie doesn't give up - from the time she insists on trying out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League until she realizes her dream and becomes one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues. Mamie Johnson's life shows that with courage and perseverance one can overcome even the greatest challenges.
"The plus Size Modeling World Has a New Star: And It's a Guy" is from the May 04, 2016, Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Michelle Green and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
[Contains explicit content] The Melting Pot. Sounds delicious, right? On this episode of Sounds Like America, we're not talking about fondue or bubbling dishes of gumbo, we're digging into the theory of the melting pot. Outspoken comedian Michelle Buteau is the host of this episode, where she and a diverse crew of other comedians take on the idea of the melting pot and poke fun of all the ways America does and does not live up to this metaphor.