Tag: Basketball

WNBA players

WNBA Outperforms All Other Athletic Leagues on Diverse and Inclusive Hiring Practices

The WNBA is continuing its winning streak, outperforming all other major athletics groups when it comes to racial and gender hiring practices. Brooke Migdon of The Hill reported that “the Women’s National Basketball Association this week earned a nearly perfect score for race- and gender-inclusive hiring in 2021, according to…

Zaila Avant-garde

14-Year-Old Zaila Avant-garde Wins National Spelling Bee; First-Ever African American Winner in Event History

With her successful spelling of the word “murraya,” a type of tropical Asiatic and Australian tree, Zaila Avant-garde from Harvey, Louisana won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, becoming the event’s first-ever African American winner and the second Black winner in the competition’s 96-year history, after Jamaica’s Jody-Anne Maxwell won…

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott

Creighton University Basketball Coach Greg McDermott Suspended Indefinitely for Insensitive Language

Unsurprisingly, the sports world continues to be a hotbed of latent racism and cultural insensitivity. The latest example: Creighton University basketball coach Greg McDermott. Following the loss of his team, the Bluejays (currently ranked 14th in the NCAA), McDermott urged his players to “stick together” and “stay on the plantation.”…