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Misty Copeland just keeps making history. This time, she made it to Disney!

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Halloween hasn’t arrived yet, but Christmas is here. The truth-telling big-budget film that tipped the signal? Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The film had its Los Angeles premiere Monday night, and one of the tallest and most notable guests was former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace, who was there with his family. […]

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The ceremony won’t be televised until Sept. 9, but on Sunday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., black girl magic was on full display as an array of our established and future icons hit the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2018.

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Ballerina Misty Copeland has another addition to her impressive resumé: clothing designer. Copeland has a longstanding relationship with performance apparel manufacturer/retailer Under Armour.

The post Ballerina Misty Copeland unveils Under Armour clothing line she co-designed appeared first on theGrio.

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Black ballet dancer Misty Copeland had the perfect, and most graceful, response for a critic […]

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Disney just dropped a teaser for its upcoming release, The Nutcracker And The Four Realms and we are here for the new take on the holiday classic. The live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker And The Mouse King stars Morgan Freeman, Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen and Helen Mirren and is directed by Lasse Hallstrom. — EXCLUSIVE: Wrongfully […]

The post Morgan Freeman & Misty Copeland star in Disney’s new nutcracker flick appeared first on theGrio.

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When Ibtihaj Muhammad hit the scene at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, she immediately caught the attention of women everywhere. As the first Muslim-American woman to sport a hijab while competing for the United States, she was an instant hero. She went on to earn the bronze medal as part of Team USA. Now […]

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Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, sat down with reporters and fans at the National Press Club on Monday to talk about her first health and fitness book, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You. The 34-year-old has had an […]

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Cuba — to most of us who weren’t around in the 1950s — is a mystery. There are loose assumptions about old cars, Che Guevara shirts, cigars, and voices that recall Cuban actor Desi Arnaz of I Love Lucy. While there are plenty of those old autos, and a plethora of Che shirts being pushed […]

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Missouri-born and California-bred Misty Copeland went to Cuba last month to offer up a bit of her prodigious gift. The plan was to go down there as part of a sports envoy program, where she’d hold a workshop with young dancers and interact with professional dancers in Havana. It would be the first time that […]

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HAVANA — In truth, we’ve romanticized — and Americanized — what Cuban food is and what it ought to be. If your expectation is to come here and eat roast pork, ham, and cheese-filled sandwiches daily, you’re doing Cuba all wrong. Because in Havana, Cuba’s capital city, there’s amazing ice cream, private home restaurants—aka paladares—with […]

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America’s most famous prima ballerina heads to Cuba to represent female athleticism. (Yes, athleticism.)By Kelley L. CarterPhotographs by Brent LewisVideos by Lois Nam HAVANA, Cuba Misty Copeland is at the barre. [mistycopeland] She’s demonstrating a battement tendu to a group of ballerinas at a dance magnet school. The dancers — all girls ages 15 to […]

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Body Image, Community, Daily Uplift, Gabby Douglas, Get Lifted, Misty Copeland, Simone Biles -

In July and August, espnW’s weekly essay series will focus on body image. When I was younger, I used to have the same recurring daydream in gym class. If we were playing softball, I would dream I hit the ball and sprinted to home plate because I deserve to be there, not because my classmates […]

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The first black American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina Misty Copeland has been having the best year ever. In May, the 33-year-old dancer announced that Mattel was creating a new Barbie doll in her likeness. Now she’s married to lawyer Olu Evans, her longtime bae of 10 years. The two met through Evans’ cousin, actor Taye […]

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Misty Copeland is simply unstoppable. After becoming the first African-American to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s 76-year-history, Copeland is living the life she’d only dreamed about a short time ago. Now, she’s helping others find ways to chart their own paths to fulfill their dreams. “Even when you think you’ve […]

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Misty Copeland’s journey is the ultimate example of how to overcome adversity. Copeland, 33, made history last year when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre. Copeland sat down with Robin Roberts to announce that Mattel honored her by creating a Barbie doll in her […]

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If she dances, they will come. Misty Copeland is disrupting age-old clichés about who makes […]

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