Over the last few years, prominent professional basketball players have become increasingly outspoken surrounding social issues such as police brutality and voting access. The NBA has also taken steps as an organization to become more socially conscious. A big part of this initiative has been the creation of the National Basketball Association Social Justice Coalition.

Blavity spoke exclusively with the coalition’s executive director, James Cadogan, about the history and actions of the coalition and what we should expect from the organization and the league going forward.