Women in Professional Baseball: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”

Should women be allowed to play professional baseball? Author Crystal Hubbard argues YES.

Black History Month: Why Remember Arthur Ashe?

Everyone knows Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr., but there are many other African Americans who have contributed to the rich fabric of our country but whose names have fallen through the cracks of history. We’ve asked some of our authors who chose to write biographies of these talented leaders why we should remember […]

Black History Month: Why Remember Toni Stone?

Everyone knows Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr., but there are many other African Americans who have contributed to the rich fabric of our country but whose names have fallen through the cracks of history. We’ve asked some of our authors who chose to write biographies of these talented leaders why we should remember […]

Play Ball! Baseball Stats for William “Dummy” Hoy

Happy Baseball Season, readers! As Major League Baseball is gearing up for another rousing year, Lee & Low is releasing a picture book biography about a little talked about baseball legend who made a powerful impact. William “Dummy” Hoy was a talented player with a standout record who made an immense impact on the way […]

Diversity in the news, February 2012

We hope everyone had a great President’s Day! The month of February has been filled with some fascinating diversity-related stories. Here are just a few that we’ve been following; if you’ve got more February news stories, feel free to share them in the comments below! In a matter of weeks, Knicks player Jeremy Lin has […]

Putting the “All” in “All-Stars”

A guest post by our fantastic intern, Noemi: Those of you Yankee fans out there have probably heard by now that Bob Sheppard, the long-time Yankee Stadium announcer, died yesterday at age 99. Among the heartwarming anecdotes and quips mentioned in his obituary and numerous articles memorializing the legend was a small detail that stood […]

This Week in Diversity: Biases in a Weird Universe

Welcome back for another week of links! Valentine’s Day can make a lot of us see red, but even more so with Time Magazine‘s looks at racial preferences—or biases—shown on online dating sites. Meanwhile, America Ferrera—the Latina star of Ugly Betty—gave an interview in which she talked about race and casting in Hollywood. The whole […]

Video Thursday: “Every time they called me some name, I hit it farther.”

On The Daily Show, baseball great Willie Mays talks about being the only black man on his baseball teams, and how he responded to racism: more about “Video: Willie Mays | The Daily Show |…“, posted with vodpod

Poll of the Week: The Olympics

The best kind of winter only comes once every four years: the kind with the Olympics! What’s got you excited? As always, share your reasons or other thoughts in the comments.

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