sportsperson of the year

Serena Williams Puts The Haters On Blast, Quotes Maya Angelou In ‘Sportsperson Of The Year’ Speech

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Serena Williams was honored Tuesday night at Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ Ceremony in New York City at Pier 60. After an insanely successful year that included gloriously seizing the Australia Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles, its safe to say that Serena deserves...

From Cages to Covers: Serena Williams and the Racist History of Likening Black People to Animals

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At 5’11, I’ve been called a stallion many times. In the black community, calling a woman a stallion is usually intentioned as a compliment, and for many years I received it as such. A combination of cultural conditioning and an ignorance of history were responsible...

Sports Illustrated Names Serena Williams ‘Sportsperson of the Year’

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Sports Illustrated, a prestigious athletics magazine, awarded Serena Williams their ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ honor. The tennis phenom dominated the tennis court in 2015, so their selection of Williams is unsurprising. She won 53 of 56 matches in 2015, earned three significant tennis titles, and...