Charles Lamont Smith’s Story

Verizon has been celebrating the stories of African Americans from the past and present who epitomize dreaming big.  Throughout February (Black History Month), Verizon featured various African Americans, presenting them as heroes.  Last week, Charles Lamont Smith, better known as C. Lamont Smith, was highlighted in the video series.  The

Update on the Pirates’ Indian Hurlers

Back in November, I wrote about the Pittsburgh Pirates global recruiting effort, especially the pickup of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, contestants in India's "Million Dollar Arm" reality TV contest.  While their future within the Pirates' organization is still unknown, Darren Rovell reported on Monday with updates to their story. 

Widener University School Of Law – Diversity and Sports

What: Symposium: Diversity and Sports: The History, The Challenges, and The Future. Where: Widener University School of Law.  See map. When: Monday, March 16, 2009 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule: 9:00-9:45 am: Continental Breakfast and Check-in 9:45-10:00 am: Introductory Comments Linda L. Ammons, JD, Associate Provost and Dean, Widener University School of Law; Former

Forum: Re-examining the Place of Race in Sports

What: The West Virginia University College of Law Fall Sports Law Forum Where: West Virginia University Law Center (Marlyn Lugar Courtroom), Morgantown, West Virginia. Click here for map. When: September 11, 2008. Begins at 11:00 a.m. Panelists: Dr. John Carlos - USA Track and Field Hall of Famer.  Key role in civil

Putting A Price On Street Cred

A couple of very good articles have recently been published by excellent journalists. Jason Whitlock and LZ Granderson both, in their own ways, address an escalating problem in popular culture: the furtherance of a "hood" culture through displays of immaturity. It is not only rappers that contribute to