Icon of the week: Mia Hamm

Everyone Likes Hamm As arguably one of the greatest soccer players still alive today, Mia Hamm is a legend in her own right. Born on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama, Hamm began playing soccer when she was five years old (Contemporary Heroes and Heroines). However Hamm did not stick to only one sport, or even “female” league sports. She played on numerous boys’ teams: … Continue reading Icon of the week: Mia Hamm

Icon of the week: Serena Williams

     To say that Serena Williams was born to play tennis, would be an understatement. Serena’s father wanted his children to become tennis players, before they were even born. Richard Williams told Newsweek “I went to my wife and said, ‘Let’s have kids and make them tennis players,” (Contemporary Black Biography). When Serena and her elder sister Venus showed promise on the court, their … Continue reading Icon of the week: Serena Williams