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Meet The Black Women On Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts' All-Women Management Team

Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles have been all the noise.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 18, 2022

7 Powerful Black Women In Sports Who Are Changing The Face Of Leadership In The Industry

Having a Black woman in your corner is a sure shot for success. Although they make up only a small percentage in the business of sports, the underrepresented group is often a saving grace behind the scenes within the space. During AfroTech Executive Los Angeles in September 2022, a few powerhouses who make up the underrepresented group gathered for a panel titled The Changing Face Of Sports And Fitness Leadership. During the conversation — moderated by the CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Nichol Whiteman — the women not only touched on making it into the industry but also on surviving as Black women. Photo Credit: AfroTech “You can’t come into this industry with thin skin. Whether you’re a male or female, you have to be thick skin. You’re going to have to go through a lot. You’re going to have to work harder,” Kiesha Nix said during AfroTech Executive Los Angeles. “At this point in our careers, people joke with us sometimes that we should be working smarter and not harder....

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 28, 2022

Blake Bolden Makes History as the First and Only Black Woman Scout in the National Hockey League

Blake Bolden just made history as the National Hockey Leagues’ first and only Black female scout! Yahoo! Sports reports that Bolden just made her transition to the league’s business side and is the second woman and first Black woman scout in the NHL. Kim Davis, executive vice president for growth initiative, legislative affairs, and social impact at the NHL has been leading the way in the league’s effort to push for more diversity. Formerly serving as a defender for the Boston Pride of the NWHL, Bolden was a successful hockey player before her deal with the Los Angeles Kings as an NHL scout back in January. “I’d never thought about scouting,” Bolden tells Yahoo! Sports . “ I was at the Kings facility because I was a special guest for the Black Girl Hockey Club, and the Kings wanted to talk to me about women’s hockey, and I think [they] wanted someone for the role of an AHL scout, and [they] asked if I was interested.” Following an extensive process, the 29-year-old began her...

Shanique Yates

Oct 29, 2020