Diversity and Inclusion

LeBron James Launches Voting Rights Initiative In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death

Basketball star LeBron James and a number of black athletes and celebrities are creating a voting rights non-profit aimed at encouraging blacks to vote and combating voter suppression, the New York Times reported, in what is James’ first significant effort in politics.   KEY FACTS More Than A Vote will initially be funded by James… Read More

NASCAR appoints Brandon Thompson to Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

NASCAR today announced the appointment of industry veteran Brandon Thompson to the newly created position of Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Thompson will lead the sanctioning body’s strategy for diversity and inclusion, as well as programs and initiatives designed to champion and enhance diversity across the NASCAR industry.   Thompson recently served… Read More

NIKE, Inc. Statement on Commitment to the Black Community

Today NIKE, Inc. is announcing a $40 million commitment over the next four years to support the Black community in the U.S. on behalf of the NIKE, Jordan and Converse brands collectively. This commitment will be focused on investing in and supporting organizations that put social justice, education and addressing racial inequality in America at… Read More

NFL’s Diversity Plan

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell understands the awful state of inclusive hiring at the club level is a blight on professional sports’ most successful league. His fingerprints are all over the multipronged plan approved Tuesday that will attempt to address the situation. The problem is, the NFL continues to stumble in its efforts to make things… Read More

CIAA LEADS THE WAY IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The “C” Stands For “Community”   As the nation’s first and longest-running African American athletic conference, the CIAA is keeping its lineage of leadership. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the storied CIAA Basketball Tournament and community is the focus. This year, the CIAA Diversity Committee is hosting the CIAA Diversity and Inclusion VIP… Read More