The moment two black girls in white beads took over the tennis world, I was a Serena Williams fan. I love Venus too, but Serena is the younger sister and I can relate.
When you hear the word curvy, if you don't think of Serena, something ain't right in your head.
But after Serena's latestWimbledon title all we hear about is her body is too manly and other (white) tennis players don't want to look like her. Williams, who will be vying for the Wimbledon title against Garbiñe Muguruza on Saturday, has large biceps and a mold-breaking muscular frame, which packs the power and athleticism that have dominated women’s tennis for years. Her rivals could try to emulate her physique, but most of them choose not to.
It's OK, because not only can they not look like Serena, they can't play like her either. 21 grand-slam singles titles and her fourth in a row, the problem isn't Serena's muscles, it's her dominance. People still can't get over this black woman …
Want to know why Dr. Nicki Washington is the right woman to write a book titled Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field?
1. She is the first black woman to earn a Ph.D in computer science from North Carolina State University.
2. She's been coding since she was a child!
3. She was the first black woman faculty member of the computer science department at Howard University.
4. And she is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University (Just like me, so that makes her doper than your average off the gate!)
Today I got a chance to visit with Dr. Washington in her office on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, fitting place for a Rock Star like Nicki!