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Four Female Pioneers Share The Secrets To Breaking Barriers

PUBLISHED January 18, 2023 | News

Being the first or the “only” in the room is never easy. There’s no defined roadmap, lessons learned or insider tips to provide guidance. For super successful women, particularly Black and Indigenous women, being “the first” can be a particularly lonely road. There are few (if any) role models, mentors or simply others who look like […]

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Memphis welcomes some of sport’s greatest in weekend honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PUBLISHED January 17, 2023 | News

Gary Payton, Luol Deng, Nancy Lieberman and Eddie George are honored in Memphis during the city’s 2023 Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration. n Earl Lloyd’s 2003 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech, he said, “My career was influenced by two groups. There’s one group that told me what to do […] and there […]

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Memphis Grizzlies to honor Gary Payton, Luol Deng, Nancy Lieberman and Eddie George as part of team’s 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration game

PUBLISHED January 10, 2023 | News

Tip-Off Scheduled for 5 p.m. CT, Monday, January 16; Side-by-side Telecast on Bally Sports Southeast and TNT Memphis, Tenn. — On Monday, Jan. 16, the Memphis Grizzlies, National Civil Rights Museum, City of Memphis and Shelby County will host the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game, presented by Ford and your Mid-South Ford Dealers.The MLK Celebration Game vs. the […]

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ODU Unveils Statue Honoring Nancy Lieberman

PUBLISHED November 14, 2022 | News

Most of the Old Dominion University community knows Nancy Lieberman as a self-assured, outgoing woman who speaks her mind. The former basketball star-turned-entrepreneur has been a coach, broadcaster, businesswoman and a passionate and articulate voice for women’s sports. But she was not that way when she came to ODU in 1976 as an 18-year-old freshman. […]

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Nancy Lieberman unveils her statue and dedicates “Dream Court” in historic weekend

PUBLISHED November 9, 2022 | News

Lieberman’s impact and legacy lives on in Norfolk NORFOLK, Va. — On an unseasonably warm November morning, people clad in shades of blue gathered underneath a pale blue sky. The crowd huddled between the Mitchum Basketball Performance Center and Chartway Arena, waiting for two navy drapes to be cast aside, unveiling a statue of Nancy […]

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