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  1. The year in racism and sport

    Richard Lapchick

    While racist incidents continue to occur in the world of sports across the globe, the fact that more prominent athletes are taking a stand against them is a sign of hope, Richard Lapchick writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki and other NBA stars lend...

    Richard Lapchick

    The lessons of apartheid still resonate for Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Bosh and others on a Basketball Without Borders trip to South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2009
  7. John "Wonder Boy" Isaacs was a world champion for the Harlem Rena...

    Richard Lapchick

    It would be appropriate for the Basketball Hall of Fame to induct another pioneer, John "Wonder Boy" Isaacs.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2009
  8. Gustav evokes memories of tragedy, triumph

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick has witnessed sport transform society, help it heal and help people believe that strength will return. As he watched Hurricane Gustav approach the New Orleans area, he reflected on the role of sport in the wake of Katrina three years ago.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2008
  9. MLB's diversity would have Jackie shaking his head

    Richard Lapchick

    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.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2008
  10. NBA diversity makes for a pretty big picture

    Richard Lapchick

    Concerns over the possibility of a racial bias in the calls made by its officials shouldn't detract from the NBA's diversity successes, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2007
  11. Race, gender and the road before us

    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.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2006
  12. A reason to celebrate sports: Buck O'Neil

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick says the passing of Buck O'Neil last week should give us all pause to reflect on the integration of sports.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2006
  13. Growth in Latin participation good business

    Richard Lapchick

    The future of Latinos in sport, as participants and fans, will benefit from the understanding that diversity makes good business sense.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2006
  14. Report Card: Tagliabue's legacy includes new model for racial hir...

    Richard Lapchick

    There was never doubt Tagliabue wanted to increase opportunities for African-Americans in league and team leadership roles.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2006
  15. Promise to prominence for Asian athletes

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick says many sports in America are missing a marvelous marketing opportunity with Asian athletes.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2006
  16. NBA players should dress up

    Richard Lapchick

    The NBA isn't being racist by instituting a dress code, says Richard Lapchick. In fact, NBA players should want to dress better.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2005