Misty Copeland

This Week in Women’s History 

 Past and present-day African American women poets, actresses, civil rights leaders, film makers and educators who have paved the way for young ladies today by showing the true definition of #BlackGirlMagic.  

Debbie Allen Inspires Young Dancers with Misty Copeland

Debbie Allen teamed up with Misty Copeland to kick off DADA ON POINTE and host “An Afternoon with Misty Copeland,” at Grand Arts High School this past Saturday, March 19. Hundreds of young dancers gathered in the auditorium in awe as they listened to the two dance icons discuss a wide range of issues

Original Special, Multiple Programming Offerings Commemorate Black History Month Across ESPN Platforms

Celebrating the achievements of African-Americans who have made a positive influence within their sport and in society. ESPN is once again commemorating Black History Month with multiple programming offerings on television, radio and online.   Rise Up: A SportsCenter Special, will debut on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. ET, and is the centerpiece of ESPN’s Black History Month programming. In the one-hour original, four segments will feature prominent African-Americans in a direct and intimate conversation sharing firsthand accounts of the events in the news cycle that impacted their lives. The four topics:   Taj Gibson on rising up against