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The Institute for Sport and Social Justice Adds Fundraising Champion to Roster

Global sports leadership nonprofit expands leadership team with new hire from University of Michigan ORLANDO – February 7, 2024 – The Institute for Sport and Social Justice, a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community on gender-based violence, the full range of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and leadership development, is pleased to…
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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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#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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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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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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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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