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Exclusive: Allyson Felix May Have Had Her Last Race, But She's Far From The Finish Line As She Approaches Her 'Next Great Challenge'

It’s looking like just the beginning as Allyson Felix is not finished just yet. Earlier this month, Felix — the most decorated track athlete in history — graced the field for the final time. Although her decision to retire was not easy, she looks forward to championing her legacy off the field in what she calls her “next great challenge.” In an exclusive interview with AfroTech, Felix affirms why she believes it was time to step away. “I felt so fulfilled throughout my career. It has been difficult to step away just because I am so passionate. I love competing so much, but I also knew that it was the right time. I knew that I wanted to move toward other things that I was passionate about as well,” Felix said. “I think it’ll be challenging since I don’t have that. I think there is a sense of loss, because the thing that I’ve spent the last 20 years doing, I’ll miss it, but I’m also excited to fulfill that area with other work that I’m interested in doing.”

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 23, 2022

Entrepreneur Tera Carissa Hodges Is Amplifying Women Empowerment With Black-Owned Greeting Cards

There are a plethora of ways to help empower others, and Black entrepreneur Tera Carissa Hodges has created a way that’s both sentimental and personal. The empowerment coach teamed up with Culture Greetings, a female and Black-owned greeting card brand, to empower women, according to Black News. Hodges’ collaboration is an example of how holidays and celebrations shouldn’t be the only time to show love to those around you. The 10 greeting cards within the brand’s breakthrough and empowerment line revolve around trials and tribulations such as breakups and job loss — tough times where one needs support most. “I help people heal from their past by embracing their past and pain and seeing it as purposeful. Everyone has made mistakes, been lied to, endured unfair treatment, etc. But, when you own your story, your story can never own you,” the Black entrepreneur shared. Culture Greetings’ customers can pick a card online and customize it with a personalized message. The cards will then...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 7, 2022

'Women Rising' Doc Highlights Women Inspired By Bob Marley's Work

Nearly four decades have passed since we lost legendary artist Bob Marley, but his legacy continues to live on. This past Tuesday, to celebrate the end of Women’s History Month and Marley’s year-long 75th birthday commemoration, the Bob Marley Legacy Series, a 12-part mini-documentary, released episode two, “Women Rising.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bob Marley (@bobmarley) The empowering short series takes a look at women behind Marley’s acclaim and the political movements he helped spark during his time that still exists today. The mini-documentary features interviews from women like Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, and Rita Marley, Bob Marley’s wife. As the founder of the Rita Marley Foundation, Mrs. Marley continues to reflect the work of her late husband with integrity and grace. Her foundation works to eradicate poverty and hunger while empowering communities in Ghana and Jamaica. Other female musicians, academics, and activists who were also propelled by...

Njera Perkins

Apr 1, 2020