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The Fight Against Human Trafficking Includes Trans People

Dr. Richard Lapchick January brought hope into this new year, as we welcomed a new president into office. Despite the need for a peaceful transition of power, the domestic terrorism that occurred at the Capitol building showed the complete opposite. However, the goal to dismantle the progress forward in our country did not succeed. In…
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From Home Plate To Tigers

“Man makes plans and God laughs” – a quote that Sable Lee has found to be true of her own life. If you had told Lee as a young girl that she would grow up to be the Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development at Clemson University, she would not have believed you.   Growing up in…
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Today Is A Good Day

Today is a day of historic proportions.  We have inaugurated the first female vice president of the United States of America.  Pause for just one moment and consider that in this country’s 244 years, never before has a woman been deemed worthy to hold this office, in a nation that is 51% female, never before…
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Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali!

January, 17th was Muhammad Ali’s birthday. Ann and I were blessed to be good friends with Muhammad and Lonnie for 35 years.  I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life to be asked to give a toast at Ali’s 70th birthday party.  I was so grateful that Muhammad wrote the dedication to my book, Five Minutes…
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Fighting Human Trafficking

November brought some relief to the nation and the world with our new President Elect, Joe Biden. Hopefully this will help to bring an end to the bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia and blatant racism that has reached new heights over the last four years. America now has a chance to rebuild and unite. At the…
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No, I’m not Angry…. and Don’t Call Me Sweetheart

In a few days, the vice-presidential debate will occur between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, and we certainly anticipate a different style of conversation to the confrontation we saw during the recent presidential debate.  There also is likely to be a separate level of analysis beyond the typical fact-checking/who appeared (vice) presidential/who made the best…
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I hope I made you proud

To me, at the age of 10 years old, he was a cowboy, farmer and a man who could fix anything that was broken.  Little did I know he was dedicated to fixing a system of educational discrimination in a small town in rural Texas.  Roger W. Lee was my paternal grandfather.   Born September 9,…
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#IamANIMMIGRANT

Over the past several weeks, we’ve all watched Hamilton over and over again, singing the songs ad nauseam.  We’re collectively “not throwing away our shot…” And we all want to be “in the room where it happens.”  We rejoice in the energy and spirit of a young nation built on the beliefs and ideals of immigrants.  At the…
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Fighting Human Trafficking during the Racial Reckoning

August was another unprecedented month in the timeline of sports this year. The NBA protest which followed in the footsteps of the Milwaukee Bucks’ refusal to play their scheduled game in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in their home state, has once again drawn worldwide attention to the ongoing racial injustices which plague…
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And Again. . .

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven…. in rapid succession, bullets tore through bones, tissue, sinews, rupturing blood vessels, severing the connection between brain and legs, possibly confining a 29 year old father to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. After the fact, people sit back like Monday morning quarterbacks and dissect the…
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