Destanni Henderson explains what Dawn Staley means to young Black women

She is just weeks into her WNBA career, but rookie Destanni Henderson is already one of the more popular players in the league. The Indiana Fever guard has a unique sense of style on and off the court. She promoted her Clothing by HP brand heavily her senior season at South Carolina thanks to the […]

Legendary college coach C. Vivian Stringer retires after 50 years (videos)

Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer, the towering pillar of preeminence who hovered over the women’s college basketball universe, is retiring after 50 years on the sidelines. The coaching pioneer announced on Saturday, April 30, 2022, that she is leaving the game after accumulating a momentous 1,055 wins and guiding her teams to 28 NCAA […]

Dawn Staley becomes 1st Black college coach to set this record (video)

Dawn Staley has entered the annals of Black history once again. With South Carolina’s 64-49 win over UCONN in the 2022 NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship on April 3, 222, Staley became the first Black coach in men’s or women’s basketball to win multiple NCAA Division national championships, according to The Athletic‘s Rhiannon Walker. As […]

Aliyah Boston proves she’s the national player of the year in NCAA semifinal

There was no debate this season. In South Carolina‘s 72-59 semifinal win over Louisville, Gamecock center Aliyah Boston finished with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Boston’s dominant performer — in her lime green and hot pink shoes to match her trademark colored braids — provided a reminder that she deserves the title of Naismith National […]

Dawn Staley opens up about continuing legacy of great Black coaches at Final 4

The dialogue around women’s basketball in recent years has been loud and clear — the stories of Black women need to be projected more. Power Plays highlighted the report of White players getting twice as much coverage as Black players, despite Black players making up over 80% of the WNBA. It’s an issue that the […]

Black women historymakers in the NCAA Tournament making us proud

The NCAA Tournament is a major staple of the spring sports season. As the women’s basketball game has finally been able to use the “March Madness” branding this season, one of the major storylines of postseason competition is the Black women starring and leading the way. There are 12 Black women coaches in this year’s […]

10 Black athletes who made sports history in 2021

More than a handful of Black figures in the sports industry made history in 2021. Here are some of the year’s biggest culture shifters in the field of athletics. Dawn Staley The South Carolina women’s basketball coach has continued to climb her way up the all-time ranks in the sport this year. After signing the No. […]

Dawn Staley now the highest-paid Black women’s coach in college basketball

Beloved basketball savant Dawn Staley has just become the highest paid Black coach in women’s college basketball. The University of South Carolina Gamecocks coach signed a 7-year contract worth $22.4 million. This includes a base salary of $1 million per year, with outside compensation starting at $1.9 million the first year and rising by $100,000 […]