At 28, the WNBA player is the first Black woman to host a national radio show on ESPN—and that’s only the beginning.
Billie Jean King.@chiney makes history!
Congratulations to two-time #WNBA All-Star and power forward for the @LASparks Chiney Ogwumike on becoming the first Black woman to host a national radio show on @espn.🏀
Fifty years after signing one of the most lucrative—and consequential—contract in sports, Billie Jean King is still fighting for more.
Billie Jean KingMoney helps women have power.
50 years ago today, 9 women signed $1 contracts to create professional women’s tennis.
Thanks to @glamourmag for this story on the #Original9.
The risk was great. The reward was worth it. The work must continue.
Hours after Naomi Osaka said she would not be playing in her semifinal, the Western & Southern Open announced the tournament was taking Thursday off.
Billie Jean KingA brave & impactful move by @naomiosaka, in support of the protest movement moving through the sports world.
She was to play in the semis tomorrow.
Athletes using platforms for good means so much.
Don’t remain silent.
Women struggled for decades to win the right to vote, but it’s taken even longer for all to be able to exercise it.
Billie Jean King“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged...on account of sex.”
100 years ago today the #19thAmendment was ratified. It took much longer for women of color to be allowed to vote in every state.
Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s.
Billie Jean KingIda B. Wells, Civil Rights hero & one of the nation’s 1st investigative journalists, was born on this day in 1862.
A feminist & anti-lynching advocate whose reporting documented lynchings in the American south, Wells went on to help found @NAACP.
"Very proud of LTJG [Madeline] Swegle," a senior Navy official wrote. "Go forth and kick butt."
Billie Jean KingCongratulations to LTJG Madeline Swegle who has become the @USNavy's 1st Black female fighter pilot.
Her accomplishment comes more than 45 years after Rosemary Mariner became the 1st woman in the Navy to fly tactical jets in 1974.
The federal government has approved a new strategy for fighting gender inequality, the first of its kind in Germany. The 9-part plan aims to reduce the gender pay gap and require more women in leadership positions.
Billie Jean KingCheers to Germany on developing a 9-part plan to reduce the gender pay gap and require more women in leadership positions.
All people deserve to start the race on the same line, rather than several miles back.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A noose was found in the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday, less than two weeks after he successfully pushed the stock car...
Billie Jean KingThis is a heinous act that demonstrates exactly how much work is ahead of us in the fight against racism.
Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR’s elite Cup Series & pushed for #NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag.
"I'm saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks, 'What did you do?'," the Reddit co-founder said.
Billie Jean KingAn incredible demonstration of allyship from Reddit co-founder @alexisohanian who resigned from the board of the company and asked for his spot to be filled with a black person.
Promoting diversity at the highest level is true leadership.
Breonna Taylor's family and friends mourn her death — and process what it means for her to become a national symbol. Police in Louisville, Ky., shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT in March.
Billie Jean KingToday would have been #BreonnaTaylor’s 27th birthday.
She loved to cook & play cards with her aunts.
She was an EMT, killed by Louisville police who broke into her home looking for someone else.
The officers have not been charged.
The Los Angeles Lakers great partnered with MBE Capital Partners to offer loans to minority- and women-owned companies.
Billie Jean KingCheers to my friend @MagicJohnson, who together with MBE Capital Partners, created a fund of $100M in loans to help minority- and women-owned companies hurt by the #Covid_19 pandemic. The money will help 100,000 businesses in urban communities.
Billie Jean KingLack of basic protections at work has held women back from economic security for decades. In this #COVID19 crisis, we can’t wait any longer.
Lawmakers need to pass these five essential policies.
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Bill could soon head to Governor Brad Little’s desk.
Billie Jean KingEvery child deserves the right to play sports.
Idaho’s @GovernorLittle can sign #HB500 into law at any point, which discriminates against gender-nonconforming female athletes.
HB500 must be vetoed.
Salesforce Welcomes All - Our higher purpose is to drive the Age of Equality.
Billie Jean KingCheers to @salesforce, which aspires to have 50% of their U.S. workforce made up of Underrepresented Groups (Women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Multiracial, LGBTQ+, People with Disabilities, & Veterans) by 2023.
They are currently at 43.9%. 👏
It would give parental review boards a veto on material deemed inappropriate, and librarians refusing to comply would be subject to fines or jail time.
Billie Jean KingDrag queens reading books to kids are a fun way for libraries to encourage literacy.
Laws that ban them limit LGBTQ visibility, promote moral authoritarianism, & are a form of bullying. Kids see a person in a costume. Nothing more.
An official told The Washington Post it was only a "promotional display." Critics said that didn't make the changes OK.
Billie Jean KingThe erasure of women from moments of historical importance has been going on for hundreds of years. Shame on the @USNatArchives for participating in this travesty.
The past 10 years has been a transformative decade for women; from Hollywood, to boardrooms, to fields of play, women have challenged and changed their landscape of treatment and opportunity.But for those reasons and more, this list wasn't easy to...
Billie Jean KingWhat a decade it has been for women in sports! #gamechangers