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5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: April 14

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. MLB Celebrates Jackie…

Archived: Major League Baseball Donated to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith After Video of 'Public Hanging' Remark Surfaced

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “joke” about attending “a public hanging” — a method of domestic terrorism that killed hundreds of Black people in Mississippi — resulted in major companies withdrawing their support, except for Major League Baseball (MLB). Hyde-Smith recently received the legal maximum donation of $5,000 from the MLB….

Archived: Papa John's Driven Out of Professional Sports after Founder's Racist Conference Call Comments

To date, 20 athletic organizations — from collegiate sports to professional sport leagues (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL) — have cut ties with Papa John’s after founder and former CEO John Schnatter’s N-word comments on a conference call. The severing included renaming stadiums and discontinuing or suspending promotions and partnerships. Oregon…

Archived: Mastercard, MLB Deliver In-Stadium Augmented Reality Experience at 2017 World Series

This year, Mastercard (No. 7 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) and MLB partnered tosurpriseand providebaseball fansunique access throughout Postseason and into the 2017 World Series. To build on this excitement, Mastercard and MLB for the first time ever delivered fans a specialStand Up To Cancer (SU2C)message through augmented…