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  1. Charlie Sifford's legacy honored by a nation -- golf

    Farrell Evans

    Charlie Sifford's biggest contributions to civil rights in America didn't come in the streets. He's receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his ability to promote equality inside the ropes, ESPN.com's Farrell Evans writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2014
  2. Atlanta Hawks, civil rights leaders have 'productive' talk

    The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
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  5. Why Gloria Allred Is Taking On The NFL

    Melissa Isaacson

    Some call her a lightning rod, others call her a publicity hound. But civil rights attorney Gloria Allred says, so what? Maybe that's exactly what this issue needs.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  6. Rev. Markel Hutchins offended as Atlanta Hawks cancel talk

    The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  7. Civil rights leaders ask to meet with Atlanta Hawks

    Civil rights leaders on Monday asked for a meeting with Hawks officials after a team owner disclosed that he wrote a racially charged email theorizing that black fans kept white fans away.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  8. Jim Brown among Ali Humanitarian Award winners

    Muhammad Ali is honoring another iconic athlete who became a forceful voice for civil rights -- Jim Brown.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  9. Civil rights leaders have 'constructive' meeting with NBA commiss...

    The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders say they've had a "constructive" meeting about racial issues in the NBA with commissioner Adam Silver.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  10. President of local NAACP chapter resigns over Donald Sterling awa...

    The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned, following scrutiny of his decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  11. National NAACP wants meeting with Adam Silver, NBA commissioner, ...

    Several civil rights organizations applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  12. Reports: Feds open Florida State inquiry

    ESPN.com staff

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of sexual assault allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston, according to a letter obtained by USA Today Sports. A Florida Sta...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  13. Florida State Seminoles under handling of Jameis' Winston investi...

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of sexual assault allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston, according to a letter obtained by USA Today Sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  14. espnW -- Kate Fagan explains why covering openly gay athletes is ...

    Kate Fagan

    Steve Elkington's tweets surrounding the coverage of openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam highlighted what a lot of people are asking: "Why is this news?" It is news because civil rights have always been news, especially when barriers are finally smashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  15. Feds examining response in Gibbons case

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Michigan's response to the 2009 rape allegations against Brendan Gibbons, according to The Detroit News. The investigation comes on the...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  16. U.S. Department of Education looking into Michigan Wolverines' re...

    Chantel Jennings

    The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Michigan's response to the 2009 rape allegations against Brendan Gibbons, according to The Detroit News.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  17. Whitlock - At what price, perfection?

    Jason Whitlock

    Supporting HBCUs and developing ourselves are as important as fighting bigotry, Jason Whitlock writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  18. New Jersey wrestlers' lynching photo draws scrutiny

    School sports officials asked the state's civil rights agency to look into a photo that shows members of a high school wrestling team apparently simulating a lynching.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014