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  1. Richard Lapchick: Nelson Mandela remains an inspiration

    Richard Lapchick

    Nelson Mandela personally motivated me and many other civil rights activists. Let's hope his legacy continues to inspire unity, Richard Lapchick writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  2. Charlie Strong's hiring at Louisville and Mike London's hiring at...

    Richard Lapchick

    The hirings of Charlie Strong at Louisville and Mike London at Virginia represent great progress for college football.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  3. The late NCAA executive director Myles Brand championed the ideal...

    Richard Lapchick

    From academics to Title IX to civil rights, the late Myles Brand did his best to keep intercollegiate athletics on the right path.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2009
  4. 'Eddie Robinson Rule' to boost minority hiring could come to frui...

    Richard Lapchick

    In December, Richard Lapchick issued a call to action to address the appalling lack of opportunity for minority coaches in college sports. The state of Oregon apparently heard that call.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2009
  5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is building bridges between blacks and Jews

    Richard Lapchick

    Some might be surprised that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is in high demand as a speaker at anti-Semitism events. Those close to him, though, know how well he understands the cause.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  6. Richard Lapchick: Retired soccer great Lilian Thuram remains a ci...

    Richard Lapchick

    Soccer great Lilian Thuram retired from competition last year, but he hasn't stopped working to right the racial wrongs in France.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2009
  7. Data on graduation rates and Black coaches calls for drastic acti...

    Richard Lapchick

    The number of African-American head coaches in college football is shrinking, while the gap in graduation rates is widening. It's time for drastic action, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2008
  8. Hill opened door to ACC

    Richard Lapchick

    His name might not be widely known now, but Darryl Hill carried a heavy burden when he broke the color barrier for African-American athletes in the ACC, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2007
  9. Georgia Tech's McAshan helped pave the way

    Richard Lapchick

    Georgia Tech's Eddie McAshan didn't get to play in the 1972 Liberty Bowl, but he broke down barriers nonetheless for players who followed.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2007