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Black History Month

Special Olympics’ CIO Loretta Claiborne featured by ESPN for Black History Month

During Black History Month, ESPN featured Special Olympics’ Chief Inspiration Officer Loretta Claiborne as a way to highlight her life achievements and her journey with Special Olympics while she continues to be a fearless leader for the Special Olympics Movement.

Historic Pay Parity for Special Olympics Athlete-Reporters at Super Bowl

Two history-making athletes joined other Special Olympics athletes and celebrity supporters at Super Bowl LVIII in Nevada.
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Special Olympics Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month continues to honor the achievements and contributions of African Americans that have been long-overlooked and ignored not only in America, but around the world. Since 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month every February to acknowledge and promote these triumphs and help to amplify and support African American voices and communities around the US.
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Coach Edna on Weightlifting Bar Basics

Coach Edna coaches the American Muscle powerlifting team that consists of three female athletes and six male ranging in age from 16 to 35.
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A Message from NFL Assistant Coach Jennifer King

A Message about inclusion from NFL Assistance Coach Jennifer King.
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Special Olympics Colorado Athlete Makes History as First Athlete to Co-Chair a Program Board

Mackenzie Beauvais-Nikl becomes first Special Olympics athlete to co-chair a Program board.
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The Continued Push for Inclusion: Black History Month 2021

Black History Month, started by historian Carter G. Woodson, has been celebrated in the United States in February since 1976 as a way to honor the long ignored achievements and contributions made by African Americans.
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Celebrating Black History Month

Special Olympics Board Vice Chair, Loretta Clairborne, celebrates the black athletes who have contributed to the Special Olympics movement.

Meet Latrice Pringle, Snowboarder

Latrice recently became the first African American to race at the Unified Snowboarding X Games competition.
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Achieving One Dream at a Time

Tajha’s tough times have motivated her; now, she’s motivating others.
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