How Black Excellence Is Leading So Far

How Black Excellence Is Leading So Far

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are well underway. As of Wednesday morning, the United States leads the world with 31 total medals, including 11 golds, 11 silver, and nine bronze. Japan, though, has the most gold medals with 13. Below is a list of Black athletes who have been attempting to lead their respective countries to victory. Simone Biles (USA Gymnastics) In a move that shocked fans, American gymnastics icon Simone Biles on Tuesday withdrew from the team competition after just a single vault attempt. The 35-time medalist said after the stumble in the vault that she chose to fall back…
D.A. Rachael Rollins Nominated As U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts

D.A. Rachael Rollins Nominated As U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts

President Joe Biden has nominated Suffolk County, Mass., District Attorney Rachael Rollins for U.S. Attorney. Rollins was elected as the first woman of color to serve as district attorney for the state of Massachusetts in 2018. She ran on a platform of curbing mass incarceration and racial disparities in the criminal justice system, according to Boston station WCVB. If confirmed by the Senate, Rollins would be the second ever Black woman to serve as a U.S. Attorney, and the first Black woman to serve as U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. The Biden Administration announced eight U.S. attorney nominees Monday (July 26).…
Former President Barack Obama Partners With NBA Africa

Former President Barack Obama Partners With NBA Africa

Barack Obama, known for his hardcourt prowess, has now become a strategic partner with NBA Africa. The league announced Tuesday (July 27) that the 44th president is partnering with NBA Africa through his foundation. According to the NBA, the partnership will "help advance the league's social responsibility efforts across the continent," PEOPLE reports. Obama’s foundation will be involved in programs including Basketball Without Borders Africa, Jr. NBA, and NBA Academy Africa, as well as several social responsibility initiatives aimed at improving the livelihoods of African youth and families, according to the NBA’s announcement. The NBA formed NBA Africa, operating partly…