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Black Women in the WNBA Fought for More Money and Better Quality of Life — And Won

In a landmark deal, players chart a new path for the WNBA with higher salaries, enhanced mental health resources, and other benefits

Forward Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks takes a shot in the game against the Phoenix Mercury at Staples Center on August 8, 2019. Photo: Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

WWhen basketball star Nneka Ogwumike announced in a November 2018 essay for The Players’ Tribune that the…

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Tamryn Spruill

Tamryn Spruill

is a freelance journo/writer telling stories of intersectional identity. She is writing a book about the WNBA (ABRAMS 2022). More: https://www.tamrynspruill.com