10 joyful moments from Black athletes

Ayana Herndon compiled a brilliant list of 10 incredible moments from Black athletes over the years. Names include Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Gabby Douglas, Simone Manuel, and most recently, Nia Dennis.

Black History Month is as good a time as any to highlight the achievements of Black athletes, and inspire the next generation to dream even bigger. In the world of sports, Black athletes have long left their mark, breaking down barriers — and often, setting records — despite the adversity they may have faced during their career.

I especially love that this contains predominately Black female athletes (and specifically dark skinned Black female athletes) who are routinely overlooked in discussions around peak performance and achievements.

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