nhl: we care about you!
nhl: sells pride themed merchandise for profit without actually enforcing anti-homophobic policies
nhl: drafts european athletes but doesn’t give them proper resources to adjust to american and canadian culture
nhl: excuses the foul behavior of white north american athletes while scrutinizing people of color and immigrants
nhl: allows men accused of sexual and physical violence towards women to continue to play, and in turn, further gives them access to young, vulnerable women
nhl: :) hockey is for everyone :)
Venus and Serena Williams are the oldest women to compete at the Australian Open for the Grand Slam final in the modern tennis era.
“This is probably the moment of our careers so far,” Serena Williams told reporters, according to CNN. “For me, I can definitely say for me.”
Venus Williams is 36, and Serena is 35, and together — over the course of two decades — they’ve changed the face of tennis by becoming two of the most prominent and dominant African-American athletes of all time. Read more
1957 Ticker-Tape Parade down Canyon of Heroes for Althea Gibson, Winner at Wimbleton
On July 6th, 1957 Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to
win a Wimbledon singles title. When she arrived back in the United States, New York City honored her with a ticker-tape parade down Broadway.
Did you see a female superhero in action this weekend? No, we don’t mean Wonder Woman, but the real-life Amazon Jessie Graff, who set a new record on American Ninja Warrior: USA v. The World this weekend.
On the NBC special, which aired ahead of Monday’s Season 9 premiere of America Ninja Warrior on June 12, Graff became the first woman to ever complete Stage 2 of the pretty-much-impossible obstacle course.
Poek, “La terreur du Texas” = Joe Poek, “The Terror of Texas”
Glass plate negative
Press photograph by Agence Meurisse (Paris)
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie
“My advice always to brother Cassius is that he never do anything that will in any way tarnish or take away from his image as the Heavyweight Champion of the world, because I frankly believe that Cassius is in a better position than anyone else to restore a sense of racial pride to not only our people in this country but all over the world. He is trying his best to live a clean life and project a clean image, but despite this you’ll find the press is constantly trying to paint him as something other than what he actually is. He doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink; in fact if he was white they’d be referring to him as the All-American Boy, like they used to refer to Jack Armstrong.”
“And I didn’t qualify to certain competitions that I worked so hard for. So when people didn’t get that, like, [they would say] “Oh, why is she mad?” Because I literally broke my body for this sport. If you don’t get what you want, like a job or something, you’re gonna be sad! It’s human nature. So when people didn’t get that, I was devastated.”
“As African-American athletes, you’re just kind of almost held to a different standard,” said Muhammad. “And even though you’ve won a medal and you’re standing on the stage representing your country, there’s always someone that’s gonna pick a photo with a fine-tooth comb and say, ‘Oh, well this is what makes her unpatriotic, this is what makes her different.’”