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  1. David Stern leaves NBA legacy of diversity, giving

    Richard Lapchick

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  2. Lapchick: Nelson Mandela laid to rest at home

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick observes the funeral of Nelson Mandela with the "Born Free Generation," and reflects on how sports continue to effect change in South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  3. Lapchick: Thousands wait hours to mourn Nelson Mandela

    Richard Lapchick

    Even former members of the apartheid regime brought their children to honor Nelson Mandela as tens of thousands waited hours and hours in the heat to view the great man one last time, Richard Lapchick writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Remembering and missing Nelson Mandela

    Richard Lapchick

    This is a day Richard Lapchick hoped would never come. The loss of Nelson Mandela is impossible to measure.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  6. A call to action to pro athletes to use Muhammad Ali as a role mo...

    Richard Lapchick

    As Muhammad Ali turns 70, here's a call to action to today's professional athletes: Use the sense of social justice shown by "The Greatest" to create an enduring legacy.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  7. The public's underwhelming reaction when athletes assault women

    Richard Lapchick

    Hopefully, our anger over the child abuse allegations at Penn State will result in badly needed reforms. But we should productively channel our outrage about violence against women, too.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  8. Satch Sanders contributed to basketball and NBA on, off court

    Richard Lapchick

    Satch Sanders should have been in the Hall of Fame as a player a long time ago. His story will now be retold to a new generation that needs -- but rarely does -- to see athletes who stand up for their communities.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  9. Drake University's football team played a game in Tanzania this m...

    Richard Lapchick

    College football in May is unusual enough. College football in May in Tanzania was a life-altering experience for the Drake University Bulldogs.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2011
  10. Dean Smith, the legendary basketball coach at North Carolina, beg...

    Richard Lapchick

    On the anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision, we remember legendary coach Dean Smith's role in helping to break Topeka's racial barriers even before Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  11. Onetime coach Fitz Hill now leads Arkansas Baptist College

    Richard Lapchick

    The lessons that onetime BCS coach Fitz Hill learned from sports, from the military, in school and in life have since been put to use building entirely different and more successful programs at Arkansas Baptist College.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  12. NCAA tournament bids, payouts should encourage academic improveme...

    Richard Lapchick

    Higher graduation standards and restrictions on tournament payouts based on achievement would challenge schools to improve academics alongside athletics.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  13. For the first time in major-college football history, two teams f...

    Richard Lapchick

    It's a non-conference game between teams that aren't in the national title picture, but history will be made when Mike London's Cavaliers play host to Ron English's Eagles on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  14. DeSagana Diop, Luc Mbah a Moute, Hasheem Thabeet and other NBA st...

    Richard Lapchick

    NBA stars such as DeSagana Diop, Luc Mbah a Moute and Hasheem Thabeet brought the joy of hoops to Senegal in the latest Basketball Without Borders trip to Africa.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  15. Neither the Super Bowl ads nor the people who produced them refle...

    Richard Lapchick

    One expert watched the Super Bowl ads in February and was dismayed by their lack of diversity and sensitivity. Three months of intensive research later, he's taking on Madison Avenue.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  16. Darryl Williams, who died last week, turned the tragedy of a hate...

    Richard Lapchick

    Darryl Williams died last week. His legacy will live on for the manner in which he turned the tragedy of a hate crime into a triumph of love and a life of activism.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2010