'Just keep being you': Angel Reese's words ring true for Black women who have heard all the criticisms before

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2023
From The Left
Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports

Her edges almost certainly still firmly laid under her new "CHAMPS" hat, her wavy weave falling over her shoulders like a shawl, her crown on the table in front of her, in just a few sentences Sunday night, LSU's Angel Reese spoke for so many of us.

So many Black women knew exactly what she meant after she and the Tigers won their school's first women's — or men's — basketball national championship about the box we're expected to inhabit — not too loud, not too proud, not too accomplished. Lessons some...

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