A To-Do List for Gender Equity

By Alicia Bassuk

President Biden has indicated that he plans to support Vice President Harris for a presidential bid in 2024. Such a signal represents a dramatic step forward from the patriarchal retreat Biden made, when the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas…


by Michael Laurence Tyler

Selection from Sow the Seeds

I have seen the landscapes of gruesome and great,

And have walked in valleys of love and hate.

I have trudged through swamps and tripped on blunders,

And conquered mountains to view my wonders.

I have braved violent storms on malevolent…


This is Part III in an NBA culture series. Read Parts I and II:

How to Build Company Culture? Lessons From the NBA.

The Blueprint: Lessons from the NBA Part II

The NBA Bubble proved to be a well conceived, carefully organized and meticulously executed model for pandemic control. The…


This article is Part II following How to Build Company Culture? Lessons From the NBA from March 10, 2019.

On the morning of December 5th, I found myself at the HSS Training Center on 39th Street in Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Nets training facility. The Basketball Africa League, BAL…


Paradiddle. It’s a word I learned late in life, but one that has directed my life for as long as I can remember remembering anything at all. A paradiddle is one of the most basic patterns for drumming.

I had a decisive moment several years ago, when my basic pattern…


Lawrence O’Donnell, host of The Last Word on MSNBC, interviewed U.S. Representative and Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell on Thursday evening, May 2, 2019. During the interview, O’Donnell asked Swalwell the skeptic’s query relative to experience for a candidate campaigning for the highest office. …


Mark your calendar. In October, exactly two years after their game changing article was published in the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Meghan Touhy’s book, She Said, will make its debut. …


A Season Deferred

The Boston Celtics have been eliminated from this year’s playoffs, by the “Fear the Deer” Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics dismissal from postseason play cannot be regarded as an upset. The moment the seeding was set, their fate was destined for an insurmountable showdown with the Bucks. No…


The Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball as the second player picked overall in the NBA Draft on June 22, 2017. Ball was touted as a redeemer of a Lakers franchise that had fallen from the glory of its past. That same day, the Lakers announced a trade to acquire…


WNBA Player Nneka Ogwumike Photo by Gary A. Vasquez USA Today

The NBA’s February 2019 All-Star Weekend bash in Charlotte staged events on and off the court. Most were designed to be entertaining, others enlightening. …

Alicia Bassuk

Special advisor to leaders, recipient of NBA Championship ring for her role as special advisor to the President, GM and Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors.

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