So the secret is out — diversity in MIAC volleyball has arrived. Diversity “is something that is necessary to have teams and people who reflect the world, and be leaders,” said Graves.
This year’s Jackie Robinson Day (April 15), annually celebrated with each MLB player, coach and manager wearing Robinson’s number 42, was snowed out locally. However, the fact is, baseball doesn’t look that much different now than when Robinson played over seven decades ago, and that remains a concern. Nine days before his death in October […]
First of a three-part story The United States is becoming more segregated both politically and socially than it has been in many years. A recent conference aimed at slowing this drift identified as one significant obstacle the groups who tend to be absent from such discussions. What’s needed to advance efforts toward true diversity, equity […]
Retired U.S. ambassador Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas says that diversity in diplomacy is needed now more than ever. She is a Black woman who over four decades rose through the ranks of the U.S. Foreign Service to career minister, serving tours in France, Mali, Cote d’ Ivoire, Greece, Turkey and Belgium. She was also this country’s […]
It’s been 70 years since Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s (MLB) color barrier, and it’s been 45 years, since shortly before his death in 1972, that he urged baseball to do better in regards to diversity. “His vision was to see diverse players on the field reflecting diverse coaches and those in the front […]