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Team Dream: 82 AND 77-YEAR OLD BLACK FEMALE SWIMMERS MAKE HISTORY AFTER COMPETING IN NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES

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(PLANTATION, FL) – Ann Smith (age 82) and Madeline Murphy Rabb (age 77) are two African American swimmers who recently competed in the 2022 National Senior Games and were the only Black women to compete in their age group.

Their love for swimming is deep and is a part of a documentary film profiling their passion for swimming as girls who didn’t let barriers to swimming stop them from seeking their sports dreams. Their story is a reminder of the days of segregation where Blacks often could not swim in pools saved for whites.

A documentary short called Team Dream from award-winning filmmaker Luchina Fisher follows their story and will debut at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival in August (and then on BET in the fall) thanks to Procter & Gamble’s initiative Widen the Screen and Queen Collective.

Despite being omitted from the history books, Africans and African Americans have a long history of swimming. Team Dream sheds light on the lack of access to pools for Blacks during segregation that resulted in fewer Blacks learning how to swim.

About the Director
Luchina Fisher is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose work is at the intersection of race, gender, and identity. She can discuss why this film is important to her, how she found Ann and Madeline, and the importance of breaking down the stereotype that “Blacks can’t swim.”

About Widen The Screen
Widen The Screen is an expansive content creation, talent development, and partnership platform that celebrates creativity and enables Black creators to share the full richness of the Black experience. “Only when we Widen The Screen to Widen Our Views can we all broaden the spectrum of images we see, the voices we hear, the stories we tell, and the people we understand.”

About Queen Collective
In 2018, P&G, Queen Latifah, Flavor Unit Entertainment, and Tribeca Studios launched the Queen Collective, a mentoring and talent development program designed to give women filmmakers of color a platform to share important stories from their unique perspectives. Now in its fourth year, the Queen Collective is enabling a record number of female directors and other creatives to produce their original documentaries and scripted pieces to share their perspectives through film.

A journalist since 1994, he also founded DMGlobal Marketing & Public Relations. Glover has an extensive list of clients including corporations, non-profits, government agencies, politics, business owners, PR firms, and attorneys.

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GARY, IN: Spend October at St. Timothy Community Church!

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St. Timothy Community Church REVIVAL & KIM BURRELL CONCERT

Young, Saved, & Gifted!

St. Timothy Community Church cordially invites the community to participate in Revival Month during October. Services will take place at 1600 W. 25th Avenue and start every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
The revival theme is “Are you thriving or just surviving?” Psalm 92: 12-13
The line-up is as follows:
Oct. 7th
Rev. Dr. Reginald Williams, Jr.
First Baptist Church, University Park, IL
Oct. 14
Community Youth Night
“Young, Saved & Gifted”
Oct. 21
Rev. Dr. Marcus Crosby
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Oct. 28
Questions? Contact St. Timothy Community Church
at 219-977-0079.

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(NEW YORK) – Tune in daily to the BlackUSA.News Network. Our hosts live in New York, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Oakland. And, we are working to bring you more hosts from more cities.

In short, we cover the Black experience, and unapologetically so. We feature stories on business, entrepreneurship, spirituality, politics, community, media, sports, entertainment, gardening, and more!

We stream on FacebookLinkedInYouTube, and Twitter daily. Do check us out and be sure to tell a friend about us!

 

 

 

 

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