Serena Williams made history this week as the second Black woman tennis player (finally) to appear on the Wheaties cereal box. She said this:
On the Wheaties Facebook page, they said, "She's an athlete. She's a fashion designer. She's a philanthropist. She's a mother. She's is a Champion." Many people, including myself, wondered why it took so long for Serena to be featured on the cereal box when she has dominated tennis for years! I think that is the question that people tend to ask when it comes to celebrating firsts.In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box. Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box. Today, I am honored to be the second. (on Instagram)
Through the years, Wheaties has featured a number of Black male athletes including Russell Wilson last year. I remember Michael Jordan being featured on the cereal box back in 1992. Tiger Woods was also featured in the late 90s.
I am still proud of Serena Williams and her accomplishments! Earlier this month, the tennis player announced that she would be a key speaker at Forbes Under 30 Summit in October, an event for young entrepreneurs.
Congratulations, Serena! Much deserved (<3)!
Do you think Serena Williams being featured on the Wheaties box is long overdue?
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