The series will be called Onyx: Celebrating Black Women in Sports and will be hosted by MSG Network commentator and former Georgetown University basketball captain Monica McNutt.
Onyx: Celebrating Black Women In Sports
In this edition of GoodSport Live, we interview the only African American female coach in the NFL.
According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, “African American female athletes’ concerns about their hair and appearance are barriers to participation in sport.”
Following in the footsteps of her legendary mother, Traci Green inspires a new generation of players.
All-American, Olympic medalist, WNBA MVP, and Hall of Famer – if there is anybody who should patent the formula for success, it is Lisa Leslie.
Behind every great female tennis player is a great dad. Coco Gauff has one in her father Corey.
Once a pitching phenom, Mo’ne Davis is playing softball in college far away from the national spotlight.
Maria Taylor holds her own in the world of sports television.
Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, goes from knocking out opponents in the ring to fighting for gender equality in sports.
Gabby Douglas defied the odds to become an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics.
Swin Cash uses her basketball background to become the highest-ranking female executive in NBA operations.
These 12 Black female athletes, among many others, are breaking barriers, raising standards, and setting the stage for athletes around the world.
Patricia Melton won 6 Ivy League titles and qualified for the 1988 Olympic trials, but her work today helping others is even more impressive.
She was a legend in field hockey and lacrosse who now helps young African-American athletes through as co-founder of the Black Women in Sport Foundation.
Phaidra Knight became a rugby legend because of her fierce and physical style ofplay. The hall-of-famer now uses her celebrity to help make a difference in the lives of others.
Born in Senegal, Rama Sy grew up in a place that suppressed women. Now in the US, she hopes to go back and make a difference.
Collete V. Smith’s passion and love for football led her to become the NFL’s first female African American coach. She says the sport saved her life.
The mission is to increase the involvement of black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching, and administration.
Lolo Jones’s athletic accomplishments speak for themselves but it’s her impact off the field that truly makes her an inspiration.
GoodSport honors a world-class senior athlete who held multiple national records and was tragically lost to COVID-19.
Shaakira Hassell overcame bias and hardship to become the first African-American woman to lead a strength and conditioning program in college sports.
After receiving hurtful social media messages, pro tennis player, Madison Keys, looks to spread kindness and positivity.
The middleweight champion of the world is inspiring young athletes and giving them hope, something she didn’t have a lot of as a child.
Mariah Stackhouse is a beacon of hope and inspiration for African-American female golfers.
Basketball has taken Edniesha Curry across the globe, but now she’s in Maine hoping it leads to a head coaching job.
Jennifer King put in the time on the field and the coaches’ room. She is a pioneer who wants to inspire girls to make their dreams come true.
Teena Mobley fighting cystic fibrosis to live the life she’s always imagined.
Former teenage track and field phenom Sydney McLaughlin sets her sights on the 2021 Olympics.
Told she may never walk again, Army veteran Candice Caesar fights back to become an endurance athlete.
Rugby on the Rise, an Interview with Professional Rugby Player and Coach, Alycia Washington.
Facing constant racism, Althea Gibson triumphed in tennis and paved the way for other African-American players to succeed.