💙💙 Life feels fresh and full of possibilities 💙💙💙 .
Lots of things are changing and as I move towards the unknown I feel happy and excited. Open to all that is on its way .
As we're nearing the end of the 2018 Winter Olympics, it's only fitting we highlight some of the black women that were trailblazers even if they did not receive their just credit during their time. One such icon is Mabel Fairbanks who was the first black woman to be inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1997. However, racism and the violence of Jim Crow during the height of her skating career prevented her from ever being able to compete in the Olympic Games. She would go on to coach some of the biggest names in figure skating; many of whom would go onto win Olympic gold. Ms. Mabel was also inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. Despite often being denied admission into rinks and competitions because of racism, Ms. Mabel crafted an amazing career and took pride in her journey. Her journey would inspire black figure skaters for generations to come. Thank you Ms. Mabel 💕 #BlackHistoryMonth
Sheila Johnson is a businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to attain a net worth of at least one billion dollars.
She was born to a neurosurgeon father and accountant mother in Pennsylvania.
She is the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA). Johnson is CEO of Salamander Hospitality, which includes the Reunion Resort in Reunion, FL, The Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL and The Salamander Resort & Spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.
She was married to her ex-husband Robert Johnson for 33 years, together they founded the entertainment network @BET, which they sold to Viacom in 1999 for 2.3 Billion dollars. 💰💰💰💰