Black Excellence Is Not Crazy: Viral Video Shows Richard Williams Creating Black Superheroes

At the start of the 2018 U.S. Open, Nike debuted a video of Richard Williams coaching his then 9-year-old daughter Serena Williams. The commercial juxtaposes the images of Richard crouched next to a tiny Serena as he says, “This is you in the U.S. Open.” The future icon bounces the ball and breathes before her serve.…

Royalty Never Repeats Itself: Serena Williams Comments on the French Open Catsuit Controversy

“Queen of the Court,” “G.O.A.T.” or “Serena the Superhero”; whatever you might fondly call tennis phenom Serena Williams, she is sports royalty. And while we were dismayed to hear that the French Tennis Federation had singled out Williams’ Nike-designed compression catsuit when explaining its ban on less traditional…

All Black Girl Everything: Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys to Face Off in US Open 

Saturday’s final in the U.S. Open’s women’s singles matchup will be an athletic display of all black, everything black girl as two beautiful black American women compete in a grand-slam final that is likely to break records for black viewership because it’s our time to shine now, son. (*Cackles in #BlackGirlMagic.*)