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Jenisha Watts

Associate Editor — ESPN

associate features & commentary editor @espnw. writing a biography on novelist Charles S. Wright. Columbia grad.

Season 2 - Versus - espnW — It is one of the most iconic images in both sports and the civil rights movement: Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raising their gloved hands in defiance on the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics. But there is a third man in the photo, the Australian who finished second to Smith and ahead of Carlos in the 200 meters.

Meet the ‘Serena Williams of skateboarding’ — Samarria Brevard was the first African-American female skateboarder to win a World Championship Kimberley Diamond Cup in 2014. While some call her the Serena Williams of skateboarding, she downplays the comparison to the world's top women's tennis player. "It's a different sport," she said. The 22-year-old's skateboarding aspirations started nine years ago.

Meet the 'Serena Williams of skateboarding,' Samarria Brevard — Some call her the Serena Williams of skateboarding. Samarria Brevard giggles at the lofty compliment and says what's already known about Williams: "Serena is good." Brevard is the first African-American female skateboarder to ever win a World Championship KDC in 2014. And she downplays the comparison to the world's top women's tennis player.

This is what Breanna Stewart does if her former UConn teammates don't respond to her text message — At the WNBA draft on Thursday, former UConn star Breanna Stewart made history again with ex-teammates Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck. The senior class became the first trio to become the top three picks in the draft. Stewart will head to Seattle to join the Storm, while Jefferson was added to the San Antonio Stars' roster.

Daniele Anastasion Named espnW's First-Ever Film Fellow — The first-ever espnW Film Fellowship, presented by Walmart, was created to bring a woman-centric sports story to life on screen and chronicle her journey on Filmmaker Daniele Anastasion was announced as the film fellow recipient Thursday night at espnW's Impact 25 gala in New York City.

6 Things You Don't Know About Our Son, Alabama Crimson Tide Cornerback Cyrus Jones — Cornerback Cyrus Jones will wear his Crimson Tide uniform one last time Monday night when Alabama (13-1) plays the undefeated Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). It's not surprising, but Jones has an impressive football resume.

The Word On The Woman Behind The Hilarious Alabama Signs — Hannah Stephens stood inside her University of Alabama dorm room, focused her eyes on a flimsy poster board and painted "Roll Tide" in fire-red letters. She tried her hardest not to stain her bathroom floor. Luckily, the woman who today is known as "UA Sign Girl," was able to keep her floor unblemished.

Harlem Run Group Bringing The Funk To Uptown Neighbors — NEW YORK -- The stifling humidity of New York City summer has finally given way to the crisp fall weather -- a temperate climate that is a runner's dream.

6 Reasons Why You Should Watch The Althea Gibson Documentary — Before a lean man with aviator eyeglasses named Arthur Ashe made a dent in tennis history, before two sisters with rainbow-colored beads adorning their hair dominated women's tennis, a woman raised in Harlem to a sharecropper father blazed the trail for all of them.

How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo — We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has also revealed his business acumen, especially when it comes to recruiting new talent for the Los Angeles Lakers. [RELATED: READ LEBRON JAMES' NO. 23 TOP SELLING JERSEY IN NBA] Last month, Bryant hoped to ...
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Oct 24, 2016

Me: We had to cut a few lines... Writer: You mean "CHOP!" @witchpizza Me:

Oct 24, 2016

OK, I really love this. Hillary Clinton's priceless reaction when she found out the Cubs won 

Oct 22, 2016

RT @janetmock: My husband's documentary short “Shape Up: Gay in the Black Barbershop” premieres today at @NewFestNYC. Ticket info:

Oct 22, 2016

Saturday magazine reading. Even more excited that a friend wrote the cover story. 🚀 @janetmock

Oct 21, 2016

Brilliant minds. "tv is much more adventurous right now. ... also there's art on tv." --@Wesley_Morris

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