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from tamryn spruill

2: S1E2: Because Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Tells Me So

Jul 21, 2020

Atlanta Dream co-owner and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler opposes the WNBA’s and the Atlanta Dream’s support for Black Lives Matter. Players and the WNBPA have called for her to sell her ownership stake in the team. WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert has stated that she will not force Loeffler out as owner, yet maintains support for the players’ desire and decision to use the 2020 season as a platform for social justice advocacy. The Hard Screen digs into the founding principles of the Atlanta Dream and how Loeffler’s politics jibe with neither the team’s nor Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s DREAM.

Featuring: Angel McCoughtry, WNBA star and former face of the Atlanta Dream franchise,who weighs in on the rich Civil Rights history the team’s name represents. She also discusses her happiness to be back on the court after missing much of the 2019 season due to injury and the importance of using the 2020 season to advocate for racial justice.

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