January 14, 2020
New Department of Education data shows that racial disparities in access to high school sports persist, the New York Daily News reported. The data released was mandated by a NYLPI-backed bill passed last year. The median number of teams available to a …
ESPN Awards Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award to Bronx Students Who Fought Racial Inequities in High School Sports
July 18, 2019
New York, NY (July 18, 2019)—During their ESPY celebrations, ESPN honored Bronx public high school Students Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks with the Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on s …
June 25, 2019
Univision ran an extensive studio interview today with NYLPI Community Organizer Jenny Veloz, and Matt Diaz, one of the leaders of the fair play coalition and a key part of our ongoing sports equity campaign. Please watch the story on Univision’s websi …
Public High School Students At City Hall to Celebrate Unanimous Passage of Sports Equity Legislation
May 29, 2019
Student activists and leaders in the Fair Play coalition gathered at City Hall today to speak with media and greet Council Members today to thank them for meeting during the Fair Play Lobby Day to discuss the serious disparities in access to Public Sch …
April 11, 2019
Urban Omnibus ran a feature-length story about efforts to secure sports equity for Black and Latino students in New York City High Schools this week.
March 15, 2019
Daily News reporter Ben Chapman covered a new pilot program by the Department for Education, apparently attempting to tackle the issues brought up by our sports equity campaign, this morning.