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WNBA Player Nneka Ogwumike on Asking For Our Worth

Nneka Ogwumike is a WNBA champion, the 2016 WNBA MVP, and a six-time WNBA all-star. She's a power forward for the Los Angeles Sparks, and as the president of the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), she propelled the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) of 2020 forward. The groundbreaking, eight-year CBA included a major increase in player cash compensation, enhanced travel accommodations, family-planning benefits, off-season career-development opportunities, and more.
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WNBPA president Nneka Ogwumike speaks out on Brittney Griner’s detainment

Nearly two months since Brittney Griner’s arrest in Russia, the WNBA continues to feel the absence of the Phoenix Mercury center. “It’s tough,” Women’s National Basketball Players Association president Nneka Ogwumike said on Good Morning America Tuesday morning. “BG is us. We are BG. We’re really most concerned about her health and safety, especially her mental health. We’re hearing, in that respect, she’s OK but we want her home.”
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Chiney And Nneka Ogwumike Talk Black Women As Trendsetters, Gen-Z Fashion And Personal Style

The LA Sparks sisters praised Black women for being "the blueprint" for streetwear. I stepped into a cool air-conditioned dressing room trailer, only to be greeted by melanin and the smiles of four gorgeous Black women. During Super Bowl LVI weekend, adidas hosted a pep rally at Audubon Middle School in partnership with PENSOLE and the Iovine and Young Academy, founded by Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. While prepping for their outdoor appearance at the middle school pep rally, two Black women were sitting pretty side by side in their adidas kicks, baby hairs laid, and eyebrows slayed – it was truly an on-camera sight to see. Knowing that we were all in attendance to celebrate the “Wood U” workshops’ mission to empower young kids to pursue a career in design, I absolutely knew that I had to chop it up with these ladies about their personal style and relationship with fashion.
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How Nneka Ogwumike Is Championing Gender Equality On And Off The Court

I'm a cultural critic doing the work to call out anti-Black woman and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric. Since being drafted number one overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft, Nneka Ogwumike has been making waves as an advocate for gender equality in sports. Ogwumike, the president of the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and player for the Los Angeles Sparks, has teamed up with Michelob ULTRA for their 2022 Super Bowl campaign.
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Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike Recipient of 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

The power forward on Los Angeles Sparks Nneka Ogwumike has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award. This is officially the third time Ogwumike has won the award which has now made her the only player to win three times in a row. Each season, the award is given to a player who demonstrates ethical behavior, fair play, and integrity. She joined Cheddar to discuss what this award means for her and what she hopes for the future of women's basketball.
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Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike Wins 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA announced today. This is the third straight Sportsmanship Award for Ogwumike, making her the only player to win the award in three consecutive years. The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is...
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