The Example of Serena: The Impact of the Tennis Icon Felt in Black America | Business and finance

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2016, in response to the fatal police shooting of two black men a day apart, Serena Williams joined a small choir of top black athletes to speak out. “I will not be silent!” she swore.

“Haven’t we been through enough, opened so many doors, impacted billions of lives?” Williams asked in a Facebook post following the back-to-back murders of Philando Castile just outside St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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