In 2012 sadly we are still marking firsts for people of color in all endeavors, even in sports. As a person of color, each advancement made is a cause of celebration. While some historic milestones in the world of sports this past year were done by well-known athletes, some were not.
Katrina Adams in Sept. became the first African-American elected to the position of 1st Vice President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the governing body of tennis in the America. If tradition holds true after her upcoming two year term from 2013-2015, she should become its first Black President and Chairman of the Board.
Also in tennis, Serena Williams, career holder of all four Grand Slam titles in singles and doubles, became the first to win Olympic Gold in Singles and Doubles this year. She finished as the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Player of the Year, only ranked #3 behind two players that she beat more than once.