Back in July of last year, Jordan Hall, the Flyers multi-media producer for NBC Sports Philadelphia, was trying to figure out how to cover playoff hockey from his home, while also keeping his readers engaged due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Take a moment and think if you were an athlete and could not play the sport you enjoy, and could not be around your teammates and coaches.
How would that make you feel?
Jennifer O’Mara was elected to represent the 165th district of Pennsylvania in 2018, solidifying her as the first women to hold office in this district in 30 years.
Pediatric nurse and DCCC Alumni Jennifer DiMeo is still waiting for her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after receiving the first in a simple scheduling process, while her father waits on several lists for his first dose with no appointments in sight.
Amber Eder is a 40-year-old mother of two daughters, Olivia, 10, and Chloe, 8. Eder attends DCCC as a part-time student pursuing a career in early childhood education. She also works two jobs as a daycare teacher and as a stylist for Lane Bryant.
Jackie Robinson. Jesse Owens. Jack Johnson. Bill Russell. Arthur Ashe.
What do these notable athletes from the past all share?
They each had to deal with racial injustice and find their way to earn acceptance in the sports community.
These athletes from the past did not have the same access or influence that today’s athletes have to actively express their thoughts about the unjust world they are a part of.