The Players’ Journal would like to join MLB in celebrating one of the greatest LatinX players in the history of the game: hall of famer Roberto Clemente.
“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousefzai
Some arguments are impossible to solve because the truth is likely somewhere in the middle. Here’s an example of one particularly challenging argument, or see if you can come up with your own impossible argument
For this experience, you’re going to write to your past self and tell that past self something you know now that you wish you knew then.
Try to think of a procedure or activity you’re expert in. Maybe you throw a curveball, or bake the perfect cupcake, or play the Game of Thrones theme song on a ukulele. Everyone has some kind of expertise they’re capable of sharing with the world.
You might have a lot of things in the world around you that you wish were different. This doesn’t necessarily make you a malcontent, just someone that thinks there could be some changes made around here and right about now!
Presenting an award, making a toast as the best man or maid of honor at a wedding, speaking at a birthday or graduation, introducing a speaker, writing the foreword to a book, delivering a eulogy—all are occasions to pay tribute to a person who is important to you and to others.
Passion and enthusiasm can be very persuasive. Excitement can be contagious; if you can convey your excitement to your audience, they may give your passion a try.
Writing about how you’re feeling for an audience that appreciates where you’re coming from could help you feel better. You’re not in this alone and your words might help someone else.
Black History Month presents an opportunity to honor the many contributions of African-Americans, to reflect on and deepen our understanding of our nation’s complicated history, and to recognize the persistent struggle for equality in the United States.
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball and went on to fight for equality and justice beyond the field. His life and career exemplify nine values that can guide us all to live well and make a difference in the world: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, excellence. How do these values guide you?
On June 29, 2020, four former United States presidents tipped their caps to the great players of the Negro Leagues, an unprecedented salute to the men and women denied the chance to play in the Major Leagues. This was in celebration — and commemoration — of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Negro Leagues.
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