DeMarre Carroll Hosts Second Annual All-Girls Basketball Clinic in New York City

DeMarre Carroll Hosts Second Annual All-Girls Basketball Clinic in New York City

On June 22, NBA veteran DeMarre Carroll and the Carroll Family Foundation (CFF) held their second annual All-Girls Basketball Clinic at Basketball City in Manhattan for girls ranging in age from 7-18. During the clinic, Carroll — previously a forward with the Brooklyn Nets until signing this week with the San Antonio Spurs — led the girls in defensive drills and motivated them to continue working hard toward their goals…

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Misty Copeland Blazes a Trail for Young Dancers of Color

Misty Copeland Blazes a Trail for Young Dancers of Color

Over two decades ago, Misty Copeland took up dance at the late age of 13 at her local Boys & Girls Club in Southern California. Since then, she has literally and figuratively been bringing a brilliance of color to the world of ballet. The first African American woman to earn the role of principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre in 2015, Copeland is on a mission to ensure young ballerinas of color have the opportunity to achieve her same level of success…

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Scott Pioli Launches Fund to Help Women Advance Careers in Football

Scott Pioli Launches Fund to Help Women Advance Careers in Football

Scott Pioli, assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time NFL Executive of the Year Award winner, recently announced the creation of an endowment fund in collaboration with the Women's Sports Foundation, where he is a new member of the organization’s Board of Trustees…

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NBA Teams Partner With RISE on Black History Month Social Justice Initiatives

NBA Teams Partner With RISE on Black History Month Social Justice Initiatives

In honor of Black History Month, NBA teams partnered with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) to encourage athletes, fans, students and law enforcement officers to become “Champions of Change” this past month. Teams around the league partnered with RISE to host a variety of initiatives to celebrate unity and equality and educate people of all ages and backgrounds on ways they can fight social injustice and increase harmony in their communities…

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Kickstarter Campaign Ends Today for Negro League Centennial Team Bobbleheads

Kickstarter Campaign Ends Today for Negro League Centennial Team Bobbleheads

To increase recognition of athletes of color in baseball and bring their legacies to life through art, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and Dreams Fulfilled established a Kickstarter campaign on December 12 to produce series of officially licensed, limited-edition bobbleheads of 30 black and Hispanic players from baseball’s former Negro National League in honor of the league’s upcoming centennial in 2020…

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