Category Archives: Public Awareness

Informing society of important issues outside of sports.

Nike just keeps doing it. This time with the hijab.

On International Women’s Day, Nike announced that it was developing a sports hijab, Nike Pro Hijab for Muslim women athletes that should be available in spring 2018. In last year’s Olympic Games, Ibtihaj Muhammad made headlines for being the first American to … Continue reading

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Pink: The Official Color of the NFL

As most NFL fans have noticed, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Your Twitter or Facebook feed may also bear witness.) The time of the year where it’s ok for big, strong, striking men to wear pink. The NFL has had … Continue reading

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I Can’t Breathe

“I can’t breathe” were the last words uttered by Eric Garner as he died from a chokehold by New York City police. In recent weeks, those words have been used as a form of protest against police brutality and it’s … Continue reading

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April is Autism Awareness Month

The CDC recently released new data for Autism and now 1 out of every 68 has autism. If you’re not aware of autism then you will be soon as these numbers continues to rise.  The good news is that this … Continue reading

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The Real Beauty of Sports

In addition to the miraculous feats of athletes, the brilliant game strategies, or the heart-wrenching obstacles that athletes overcome and the inspiration that ensues, sports are beautiful because they act as agents for social change. Sports have changed the landscape … Continue reading

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Honoring America’s Independence

As we begin preparing for the 4th of July with fireworks, parades, barbecues, and other good times with family and friends, let’s take a moment to remember and honor the men and women of the military who valiantly protect our … Continue reading

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Juneteenth: Black Firsts in Sports

June 19, 1865 is regarded as the official end of slavery for African Americans.  It is affectionately referred to as Juneteenth, commemorated each year on June 19th with various celebrations and festivals.  “On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official … Continue reading

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