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What Does Leadership Look Like

When asked the question, “How do you define a leader,” most of us will quickly respond… vision, influence, communication, positivity, creativity etc., etc., etc.  But, when asked the question, “What does a leader LOOK like,” the response is sometimes slower.  Some will say well, there is no special look, it’s about the skills, it’s about the…
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A Reflection On This Moment

No matter what your beliefs or political affiliation, history demands that we pause for a moment and recognize the significance of Kamala Harris’ selection as the presumptive Democratic vice presidential candidate, and the first Black woman, and first Asian American woman to run for this seat on a major party ticket.    On social media,…
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Fighting Human Trafficking in the Midst of the Pandemic and the Racial Reckoning

July saw the return of several sporting leagues across the nation and across the world. As the US and the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, it is a welcome feeling to see sports creating a sense of hope for the community. In addition to safely returning to play with strong testing and…
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How To Be A Better Ally Against Racism

When I was a teenager, I went to a basketball summer camp in the Catskill Mountains. There were five other white guys and a black guy. One of the white guys was dropping the N-word constantly on the black guy until I challenged him. He knocked me out. The black guy was Lew Alcindor then,…
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Jackie Robinson Day

Today is Jackie Robinson Day which is normally celebrated in every Major League Baseball park with all players wearing his #42.  The Coronavirus has made that impossible so I am sharing some of my favorite Jackie Robinson quotes  Let’s use his courage and resilience to help us get through these days of terrible uncertainty and…
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#NBA Together Initiative

Once again I am proud that sport is using its power for the greater good. The NBA and Adam Silver have taken a leadership role in sport and globally during the Coronavirus pandemic.  When it announced it would stop playing, that sent a signal to the rest of the world of sport – and to…
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Evonne Goolagong

Delise O’Meally visits Sydney, Australia for the International Sport Management Executives Program. While there, Australia was celebrating Australia Day, the country’s official national day. As a tribute to Australian Aborigines, Delise re-introduces us to tennis great, Evonne Goolagong. Born into an Aboriginal family, Goolagong became a 7-time grand slam champion in the 1970s and 1980s.…
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Building Leaders for the Game of Life – Niger Youth Soccer Coaches

The Institute For Sport & Social Justice is privileged to train 14 Niger soccer coaches in ethical leadership in youth sports on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.  As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division programs, 14 participants from Niger will spend January 11 – 25, 2020, in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and…
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Human Trafficking in America as we Start College and Pro Football

This past Labor Day, I found myself thinking about those individuals who have become victims of unjust labor practices across the country and around the world. Many people assume that human trafficking is not an issue in the United States, but they are wrong. Human trafficking is happening almost everywhere. I have listed the 34…
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We need to Fight Against Human Trafficking

I hope all of the Institute’s friends had a good time celebrating Independence Day with family and friends. As we enjoy time with family, it is important to remember those people who do not have that luxury, as human trafficking is a growing problem in our society. Large sporting events are always targeted by human…
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