Major League Baseball maintained its racial and gender hiring practices in the last year, while the percentage of African-American players equaled a study's all-time low set in the 2007 season.
From the start, David Stern worked to bring diversity to the NBA and established a legacy of giving to the community while expanding global outreach, Richard Lapchick writes.
Major League Baseball teams have improved racial diversity in hiring senior administrators, but the employment of women is still lagging.
Major League Baseball received a high grade for racial diversity among its employees but a middling mark when it comes to hiring women.
The percentage of black players in the major leagues increased to 10.2 percent last year, the first rise since the 1995 season.
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.
Generations of Puerto Rican baseball players followed in the footsteps of the legendary Hiram Bithorn, who made his Major League Baseball debut in April 1942.
Major League Baseball received its best grade for racial diversity in hiring, even as the percentage of black players dropped again last year.
The number of African-Americans in baseball is down on the field, and up off the field. Who'd have thunk it? Not Jackie Robinson, writes Richard Lapchick.
Lovie Smith's success with the Bears is one of the encouraging developments as Richard Lapchick releases the latest Racial and Gender Report Card.
There was never doubt Tagliabue wanted to increase opportunities for African-Americans in league and team leadership roles.
Richard Lapchick says the ownership group with the strongest minority representation should be baseball's choice to buy the Nationals.
Washington, D.C., has a major-league baseball team again, and eventually will have a new stadium. But it also needs a top-notch youth baseball academy.
Sure, MLB gets good grades for its overall racial mix, but that doesn't answer the question of what has happened to the African-American player.
Richard Lapchick reports that the sports world is making strides, but recent comments show that racist attitudes are still pervasive.