Serena Williams is to be protected by any means necessary. She is a national Black treasure–but of course, this is nothing new. Since she won the U.S. Open title in 1999, Williams has exemplified the epitome of all things Black: Black mama, Black daddy, Black beauty, Black style, Black magic, Black gold, Black excellence–and Black middle name, Jameka. She is ours and she never ever disappoints.

Not only is Williams a tennis darling–having won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, being ranked the second-most in women's Grand Slam tournaments of all time and 22nd among the best tennis players in the world–she is a phenomenal woman; a superhuman of sorts. She transcended athletics and became an icon in her own right by being unapologetically comfortable in her own skin. When faced with body-shaming, she stood alongside Queen Bey, whipped her hair back-and-forth and twerked that azz to the haters.

Serena Williams does it her way. She dated who she pleased and married who she wanted. She dropped a baby at the height of her career and recently returned and opened a can of whoop ass on her contenders.


If there is any Black woman who qualifies as a superwoman for real, hands down it’s Serena Williams. She embodies every aspect of such a title and then some. Who you know do it better? I’ll wait, but I won’t hold my breath.

Instead, I’ll just drop a few nuggets to prove my point: