A year has passed since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Schools closed, the sports world froze and we were all subjected to our homes for months.
Black physicians are underrepresented in medicine. They only account for 5% of the 918,547 physicians in America, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Think back to 1995 when Michael Jordan made his return to the National Basketball Association with his iconic message: “I’m back.” The first computer-animated feature film Toy Story hit theaters that year too.
A Northeast Conference upperclassmen swimmer Callie Wilson began swimming competitively at the age of nine. Wilson, who is Black, dreamed about being an accomplished swimmer since that age and has experienced obstacles along the way.
When 20-year-old Shay Estelle transferred to Woodward Academy, her arrival continued a trend she was very familiar with. Her enrollment at the Atlanta private school became her fourth time being the “new kid” in school. She attended Whitefield Academy until sixth grade and spent seventh grade at Killian Hill Christian School. Grades eight to 10 were at Woodward. She studied abroad for 11th grade then returned to Woodward to graduate high school.
On her road to becoming the first woman head coach for a varsity esports program in Texas, Kaitlin Teniente credits her success to good fortune and active networking. But becoming a successful esports coach and maintaining that status requires specific, behind-the-scenes skills that viewers do not typically see.
If journalists are continuing to lose jobs covering injustices at local levels, who will be there to hold people in power accountable? Especially Black Journalists.