Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Rattler Kamau Murray latest to join list of Grand Slam coaches with HBCU roots | HuffPost

For more than a decade, Kamau Murray has committed himself to using the sport of tennis to empower, educate and inspire young people of Chicago. On Sunday, Murray joined a list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) alum — including Dr. Robert Walter “Whirlwind” Johnson and John Wilkerson — that have gone on to become professional tennis coaches, … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Rattler Kamau Murray latest to join list of Grand Slam coaches with HBCU roots | HuffPost

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Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: THE RANGE | A Diverse & Inclusive American Tennis Landscape

THE RANGE | a series of things in a line | an aggregate of individuals in one order | a direction line | a place that may be ranged over | the region throughout which a community naturally lives or occurs | scope | set of values a function takes on Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: THE … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: THE RANGE | A Diverse & Inclusive American Tennis Landscape

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Anderson’s success serves as opportunity to highlight Africans’ contributions to tennis

“Sport has the power to change the world,” Nelson Mandela said addressing the first Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Monaco, in 2000, the South African prisoner-turned-president provided supporting evidence to state his claim. “It has the power to inspire,” he said. “It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Anderson’s success serves as opportunity to highlight Africans’ contributions to tennis

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: American women of African ancestry make history at US Open and beyond

For the first time in more than a decade, all four of the 2017 US Open Women’s Singles Championship semifinalists — Venus Williams, Sloan Stephens, Madison Keys and Colleen “CoCo“ Vandeweghe — are American. Three of the four remaining women in professional tennis’ most lucrative tournament are Americans of African descent. History has been made. “I think we have to give some … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: American women of African ancestry make history at US Open and beyond

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: “Pancho” the Pioneer for Mexican-American tennis

A year ago yesterday — as the 2016 edition of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships were coming to a close, preeminent historian, journalist and tennis enthusiast, Steve Flink, penned a piece on tennis pioneer and hall of famer, Richard Ricardo Alonzo Gonzalez. Nicknamed “Pancho,” the native of south central Los Angeles and the eldest of seven children born to Mexican immigrants … Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: “Pancho” the Pioneer for Mexican-American tennis