Is Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka A 'Baby-Faced Assasin'? Allure August 2019 Skims the Surface

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Is Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka A 'Baby-Faced Assasin'? Allure August 2019 Skims the Surface

Abdul Sillah is hardly a household name in the sports world. At a time when Donald Trump is telling people of color to go back where they came from, it’s noteworthy that Sillah arrived in the United States from Sierra Leone.

AOC discovered Sillah reading Allure Magazine’s August 2019 cover story featuring rising tennis star Naomi Osaka. Lensed for Allure by Wai Lin Tse, Naomi Osaka didn’t know that she would be eliminated at July 2019 Wimbledon in her first round, losing to Yulia Putlintseva.

Unlike Serena Williams, whose powerful muscles dominate the pages of fashion shoots, Osaka’s do not. Sillah has trained both women, giving him a comparative lens into the superb two athletes.

Serena Williams Shares The Naked Truth In Essay + Images By Alexi Lubomirski For Harper's UK

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Serena Williams Shares The Naked Truth In Essay + Images By Alexi Lubomirski For Harper's UK

Serena Williams is a lioness, covering the August 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK for ‘Serena Unretouched: The Naked Truth’. Miguel Enamorado styles the black goddess in unadulterated, head-to-toe glam for images by Alexi Lubomirski./ Hair by Vernon François; makeup by Tyron Machhausen

Megan Rapinoe Says US Women's Soccer Team Accepts AOC's Invite To The People's House

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Megan Rapinoe Says US Women's Soccer Team Accepts AOC's Invite To The People's House

Megan Rapinoe, the captain of the US Soccer Women’s National Team, has said the team will not attend any White House celebrations honoring the women if the US wins the 2019 World Cup, as they are currently positioned to do.

Rapinoe responded to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, however, saying the team would be pleased to visit the people’s House of Representatives following the tournament — world champs or not.

The purple-haired, gay captain of the women’s team responded to Trump’s tweet about the team coming to the White House — if they are champs, of course, only if they are champs because Trump doesn’t like losers. Rapinoe set the ego-maniac Prez back on his haunches, saying "she’s “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.”

Trump quoted her for the whole world, with his series of presidential admonishments:

Caster Semenya: How Much Testosterone Is Too Much For A Female Athlete?

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Caster Semenya: How Much Testosterone Is Too Much For A Female Athlete?

By Daniel Kelly, Lecturer in Biochemistry, Sheffield Hallam University. First published on The Conversation.

The South African athlete, Caster Semenya, has lost her case against the athletic governing body, IAAF, which means that she will have to take medication to lower her testosterone levels if she wishes to continue competing internationally in running events.

Last year, the IAAF introduced new regulation for female athletes with “difference of sexual development” (DSD). Athletes with circulating testosterone of five nanomoles per litre of blood (5nmol/L) or above and who are androgen-sensitive, have to meet certain criteria if they wish to compete internationally. One criterion is that DSD athlete must use medication to reduce their blood testosterone level to below 5nmol/L for a continuous period of at least six months.

Semenya felt that the IAAF was targeting her, specifically. She took her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but the court rejected the 28-year-old athlete’s challenge against the IAAF’s new rules. Although CAS found the rules to be discriminatory, it also said that they were “necessary, reasonable and proportionate”.

NIKE SS2019 Women's Campaign By Hart Leshkina Promotes NIKE FE/NOM Sports Bra

NIKE SS2019 Women's Campaign By Hart Leshkina Promotes NIKE FE/NOM Sports Bra

"I think right now there is just incredible momentum in women's sports and we are excited to support and inspire this next generation of female athletes heading into this World Cup," Amy Montagne, Nike's vice president of global categories said about NIKE’s decision to focus heavily on women in sports during the entire year of 2019.

NIKE’S decision to promote and invest in women comes after high-level resignations/firings in 2018, including that of NIKE brand president Trevor Edwards and NIKE vice president Jayme Martin.

March 2018 reports in The Wall Street Journal said both executives “protected male subordinates who engaged in behavior that was demeaning to female colleagues,” and bullied “women and individuals from foreign countries.”

A through investigation into NIKE’s frat-boy corporate culture came after a series of anonymous but damning public Glassdoor reviews.

Beyonce Teams Up With adidas In Athleisure + Performance "Partnership of a Lifetime

Beyonce Teams Up With adidas In Athleisure + Performance "Partnership of a Lifetime

Beyonce Teams Up With adidas In Athleisure + Performance "Partnership of a Lifetime

Beyoncé Knowles,  dubbed ” the first lady of Everything” by the New York Times announced on Thursday that she’s entering the sneaker wars in the “partnership of a lifetime” with adidas. The duo, according to Beyoncé, share a philosophy “that puts creativity, growth and social responsibility at the forefront of business.”

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Serena Williams Narrates NIKE 'Dream Crazier' Commercial Debut At 2019 Academy Awards

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Serena Williams Narrates NIKE 'Dream Crazier' Commercial Debut At 2019 Academy Awards

Following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick’s compelling commercial to debut the 30th anniversary of NIKE’s ‘Just Do It’ Campaign, Serena Williams is the narrator in the brand’s new ‘Dream Crazier’ commercial, which aired Sunday night during the 91st Academy Awards. The newest ‘Just Do It’ ad features prominent trailblazing female athletes including including Williams herself, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and other women sports figures expressing emotions including frustration, exhiliaraiton, anger, joy and more during their sporting events.

Serena Williams Covers Allure Magazine's February Issue, Lensed By Tanya Posternak

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Serena Williams Covers Allure Magazine's February Issue, Lensed By Tanya Posternak

Super athlete Serena Williams covers the February 2019 issue of Allure Magazine, styled by Zhenya Posternak in images by Tanya Posternak./ Hair by Vernon François 

Ashley C Ford conducts the interview Serena Williams: The Power of Unapologetic Greatness. This story has been told a few too many times right about now.

Serena Williams is a powerhouse woman with a lot to say on an infinite number of subjects. Journalists need to live a bit dangerously with her, not trot out the tried and true paragraphs we’ve read 100x by now. Serena doesn’t mess around. Ask her about Colin Kaepernick. Asl her about the NFL . For example, Serena recently sat down with her friend Oscar-winning, hip-hop Renaissance man Common to talk about being black on The Undefeated. Given the title of the Allure article, I would expect something like this to be revealed, as Serena talks about watching ‘Roots’ as a child:

Yeah, we watched all that stuff just to learn about our history. You become proud, you see all the stuff your people went through so you have an opportunity. Like that poem that Maya Angelou said, that we are the hope and the dream of a slave. If you think about what the slave had to go through, and then the life that we are privileged to live — I wouldn’t want to be any other color. There’s no other race, to me, that has such a tough history for hundreds and hundreds of years, and only the strong survive, so we were the strongest and the most mentally tough, and I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life.

Dear Journalists. If you want to interview the great Serena Williams, up your own game. ~ Anne