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BHN Live (11-2-22): Alexandria Marie highlights the latest news regarding women sports with Hallman

Alexandria Marie has a one-on-one interview with Hall of Famer Charles Hallman about new WNBA president, Nikki Fargas

By Alexandria Marie

In this BHN live sports segment, Alexandria hits on the latest news regarding women sports: from new Black women WNBA president, to swimming caps for Black women hair, women in the sports world are finally being heard.

Meanwhile, Alexandria has a talk with Charles Hallman about his first-hand experiences with new WBNA president, Nikki Fargas.

The News Stories:

The Olympics committee has decided to reverse its ban on the Soul Cap, a swim cap made for natural hair that was banned in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. With swimming becoming more diverse, it's important for changes like these to ensure healthy hair for black swimmers. Not understanding the needs of minority swimmers puts these athletes at a disadvantage and discourages athletes of color to pursue the sport. To encourage minority swimmers, a general understanding and acceptance of hair differences is needed.

HBCU Clark Atlanta University receives 1 million dollars from Puma during homecoming weekend. The money will be used to provide scholarships and open new opportunities to students interested in the sports apparel industry. Clark Atlanta looks to increase the number of African Americans in the sports apparel industry and encourage students to build their own black-owned sports clothing brands and businesses.

Former UCLA and LSU coach Nikki Fargas is the first black woman WBNA president. After coaching for UCLA and completing ten seasons with LSU, Fargas has now been appointed president of the Las Vegas Aces. In an in-depth interview, Charles Hallman goes into detail on what this means for the team, how this reflects on her as a president, and the success she has brought to the team, and the need for more African-American women in sports management.

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