Sheryl Swoopes And The Legacy Of Her Signature Shoe Twenty-Five Years Ago, The Launch Opened The Path For More WNBA Players To Receive This Prestigious Honor

August 12, 2021

As the Tokyo Olympics came to a close over the weekend, the dominance of the U.S. women’s basketball team was on full display, continuing one of the greatest dynasties in sports with a seventh straight gold medal. It’s been a 25-year run of excellence that began with the 1996 roster which made its mark at the Summer Games in Atlanta. When the current faces of the WNBA donned a special…


Briana Scurry’s World Cup-Winning Save Opened A Path For Olympian Adrianna Franch Franch Is The First African American Keeper For The USWNT Since Scurry

July 30, 2021

At the Rose Bowl in 1999, the U.S. women’s national team faced China in a penalty kick shoot-out to decide the World Cup Final. During the third round of penalty kicks, goalkeeper Briana Scurry launched to her left and blocked Liu Ying’s shot. The moment was pivotal in the team’s 5-4 win over China and for women in sports. Fans worldwide remember defender Brandi Chastain with her jersey in hand…


After Olympics Rejection, Swimwear Brand Soul Cap Will Try Again To Bring Inclusivity To Sport International Swimming Federation Apologizes To Soul Cap For The Dismissal Of Its Tokyo Olympics Application

July 24, 2021

When the Tokyo Olympics swimming competition begins this weekend, caps specifically designed to help protect the hair of Black swimmers will still not be allowed. An apology and a promise of better in the future will have to do for now. Brent Nowicki, executive director of the International Swimming Federation (FINA), apologized to inclusive swimwear brand Soul Cap for the dismissal of its application earlier this month to get its…


When Black Women Are Punished For Being The Best Simone Biles And Surya Bonaly Are Peerless But The Judges Penalize, Rather Than Exalt, Their Athleticism

July 23, 2021

Simone Biles, widely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, has made a career of mastering skills that no other woman dares to try. In fact, she’s done this five times. She will likely perform three of the four skills that are named “The Biles” at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, as well as her new vault, the Yurchenko double pike, which will then become the fifth Biles. She…


Crystal Dunn, One Of The World’s Best Soccer Players, Feels ‘like Someone Has Dimmed My Light’ Even As She Appears In Her Second Olympics, Dunn Faces Problems Common To Black Women

July 21, 2021

The grass is cut, field lines are drawn and cameras are readied. The stage is set for Crystal Dunn and her teammates on the U.S. women’s national soccer team to embark on their 2020 Olympic Games campaign. Dunn, competing in her second Olympics, is one of the team’s star players, yet she still awaits full appreciation. “I feel like someone has dimmed my light in a sense,” Dunn told The…


‘The Queen Of Basketball’ Lucy Harris Finally Gets Her Flowers If The Name Doesn’t Ring Any Bells, Consider Yourself Ready To Be Schooled

June 29, 2021

She is arguably the greatest living women’s basketball player who’s never graced a Wheaties box. As a dominating center, she won three national titles. She scored the first basket in the first Olympic competition for women in 1976. She was the first and only Black woman to be drafted to the NBA (before the WNBA existed) — courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz. In 1992, she became the first Black…