On Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, gymnast Simone Biles won
her third consecutive U.S. championship title. She is now credited with
being the first American woman with three consecutive wins. In a young career that has taken her around the world, Biles has recently turned pro.
Last week, the Harlem School of the Arts’ Board of Directors appointed
Eric G. Pryor as its new president. The 20-year advocate for nonprofit
arts organizations replaces prior president and CEO Yvette L. Campbell. Here, we caught up with Pryor to discuss what he has in store for HSA when he assumes his new position August 1.
In Misty Copeland’s autobiography, ‘Life in Motion’ she writes, “I remember the first time I stood on the stage
at the Metropolitan Opera House…I traced the marley floor with my pointe
shoes and imagined myself…as a principal dancer. It felt right. It felt
like a promise: someday, somehow, it was going to happen for me.” For Copeland, that day has come. This
week, she was named principal
dancer at ABT. She is the first Af-Am female ballet dancer in ABT’s
75-yr history to hold the title.
From entering the WNBA to being one of the cornerstones of the league,
former women's basketball player Lisa Leslie has shown the world her
presence on the court and, most recently, the induction to the Hall of