What John McEnroe & Others are Getting so Very Wrong

What John McEnroe & Others are Getting so Very Wrong

  If you haven’t heard by now, on Sunday while lauding Serena Williams as the best female tennis player of all time, legendary American player John McEnroe also said that if she had played on men’s circuit she’d probably only be “like 700 in the world.” This of course prompted an outcry from many who […]

Tennis’s Unfair Game: Is Sharapova the New Agassi?

Tennis’s Unfair Game: Is Sharapova the New Agassi?

As many of you know, tennis was rocked by scandal earlier this year after Maria Sharapova tested positive for meldonium. The problem with this is that as of September 16th 2015, it was approved that meldonium be added to the list of banned substances. Here’s a quick recap of what the substance does: · Increases […]

Beyoncé isn’t the only one making lemonade

Beyoncé isn’t the only one making lemonade

Yoncé has the whole world talking about lemonade.  And unless you’ve been completely unplugged from society, you know that’s because of the dramatic release her latest solo album, Lemonade.  The album and its visual compliment take listeners and viewers on a journey that chronicles jealousy, heartbreak, infidelity, anger, forgiveness, redemption and freedom.  While many focused […]

Let’s Pray for Our Haters

Let’s Pray for Our Haters

There are many things I’d like to be writing about.  I’d like to write about how No. 7 Washington upset No. 2 Maryland last night or how NFL great Randall Cunningham has a daughter who is absolutely murdering the competition in the high jump.  Instead of writing about those wonderful things, however, I’m pondering yet […]

WHO GOT NEXT??

WHO GOT NEXT??

If you hadn’t figured it out by now, I’m a Serena Williams fan.  As far as I’m concerned she’s a legit superhero and her superpower is #BlackGirlMagic.  I mean she sprinkles it on absolutely everything she touches.  She’s a gracious champion (a gazillion times over), a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and an unapologetically strong, beautiful woman.  […]

AIN’T NO AMERICAN PHAROAH, BIIIIIHHHHHH!!!

AIN’T NO AMERICAN PHAROAH, BIIIIIHHHHHH!!!

If you logged on the internet yesterday you probably saw that Sports Illustrated (SI) named Serena Williams the SportsPERSON of the Year for 2015.  I’ll get to why I had to put PERSON in caps in a moment.  First, I have to give many, many kudos to Serena and make sure you know exactly why […]

THE RIVALRY CONTINUES

Tonight’s the night that Venus and Serena Williams, for the 27th time, take the court as sisters and opponents.  The 2015 U.S. Open will be the stage for the continuing rivalry for two of the greatest, most influential athletes the sport has ever seen.  While it has never been easy for the extremely close and […]

Serena, Ronda and Our Fear of Strong Women

“Oh my goodness, she’s so ripped and I love it! Her biceps and traps are so sexy”…says hardly anyone, ever.  For centuries a muscular build has been a sign of beauty for men, not women.  In western culture, a woman’s beauty and femininity are often based on her softness and her curves; not on how […]

THE ATHLETE & THE ACTIVIST

For the past several months, and especially this past week, the country has been focused on a town called Ferguson, Missouri and issues of police violence against African Americans and racial tensions in general.  As I am sure you are well aware, on August 9, 2014, Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed unarmed […]

THIS is why she’s one of the best to ever do it.  Serena Williams.