WNBA’s Brittney Griner Convicted at Drug Trial in Russia and Sentenced to 9 Years — TIME

KHIMKI, Russia — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between the two world powers. The 31-year-old Griner,…WNBA’s Brittney... Continue Reading →

Black Girl Magic: Sandra Douglass Morgan Hired as Team President of the Las Vegas Raiders — Hot 107.9 – Hot Spot ATL

Source: Ethan Miller / Getty Once again, the Las Vegas Raiders have made NFL history. Yesterday (July 7), the organization held a press conference to announce that they would be hiring Sandra Douglass Morgan as their team president, according to Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Douglass Morgan is the first Black woman to…Black Girl... Continue Reading →

Quadruple Jumps Are Transforming Women’s Figure Skating. Surya Bonaly Tried to Do It 30 Years Ago — TIME

Olympian Surya Bonaly may be best remembered for rattling the judges during her 1998 Nagano Olympics free program when she—gasp!—performed a backflip. Backflips were, and still are, illegal in competitions according to the International Skating Union (ISU). Bonaly’s daring wasn’t just limited to flouting the rules, but about pushing them as well. Six years earlier,…Quadruple Jumps... Continue Reading →

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