Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Richard Williams to be Inducted Into the Tennis Hall of Fame


Venus and Serena Williams' father Richard Williams to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame...

According to reports Richard Williams will be inducted into the American Tennis Hall of Fame on August 2nd during the American Tennis Associations's Centennial Celebration.

Richard, who was Venus and Serena's first coach, will be the Tennis Hall of Fame's first inductee.

From the American Tennis Association
This year we recognize ATA’s value as a historic organization, and there’s no better way of doing that than to honor a man whose legacy is built upon the propitious parenting and coaching of his two daughters, both of whom have blossomed into top-tier doyens. These successful women have traveled beyond the stars thanks to their instilled determination and training while breaking plenty of barriers along the way. It is for the significance of Richard Williams in Venus and Serena’s athletic prowess and intellectual know-how that we would like to honor him as our first Hall of Famer.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

How awesome, so proud of them!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
It is wonderful to see AAs get recognized and awarded for their hard work.

Anonymous said...

Powerful Daddy, he shut that interviewer down. Basically asking her why she believes she is so great. I cant imagine the amount of discrimination they faced, that the public is not aware of but they keep smiling and grinding.. Daddy don't play. Congratulations to the Williams family, well deserved

Anonymous said...

Whew this is an ugly man! Congrats to him though for raising two champions. Need more men like that in the community.

Anonymous said...

I love that video! Always have. Great points 9:29am and congrats to Mr. Williams.

L. Eller said...

Oh shut at 9:56. You sound foolish.

Anonymous said...

956 and then on the flip side society is flush with women that only care about their appearance and being desirable to men with zero talent and serving zero good for the world. More women need to feel confident being their best self vs. choosing vanity or letting how society perceives them get in the way of achieving their goals.

I personally love Serena's body and would love to have one like it.

Laa soul said...

To all you DBR black men out thete this is what an upright man looks like. Go Mr. Williams congratulations and well deserved.

Let's see how many trolls and haters come out in this thread.

Anonymous said...

Go Daddy!! This is a strong and intelligent black father. Old school black men were the best fathers of our generation. Can't say the same for this current generation.

Anonymous said...

GO Dad!!
I check their asses, too, EVERY CHANCE I GET.
I RELISH it, TBH...

D L said...

Did you see the white dude face when he first checked him? Dude had an agenda and Mr Williams shut him down quick. That dude wanted her to say something that would start a controversy and Mr William knew it.

Anonymous said...

Omg! The strength, power, and resilience of that Black man just made my eyes water. My dad commanded the same respect when he entered a room! He was on the Chicago police force from 1961-1999. I cant tell you the things he's seen and experienced. Something about men from their era is so powerful.

I dont mean to be rude, but how can you have a father like that and NOT choose a Black man? You should be programmed to not want anything else. After being raised by my father, I will admit it was hard to find someone bc that fabric simply isnt made anymore, but I still chose a brotha. I wonder...

Anonymous said...

I dont mean to be rude, but how can you have a father like that and NOT choose a Black man? You should be programmed to not want anything else. After being raised by my father, I will admit it was hard to find someone bc that fabric simply isnt made anymore, but I still chose a brotha. I wonder...
12:55 PM

Really? I'm sure both Serena/Venus hated their dad at times lol think about it, he was their COACH, you can be sure he was hard on them. Also, remember he divorced their mom and had other kids with other women. I'm sure that relationship is a complicated one.

Anonymous said...

1:08. But why does any man they choose to be with have to be Black? As long as he is respectful,honest, loving and committed, it does not matter what skin he's in.
Don't you think if they found that in a brother, they'd keep him? Maybe the black men they dated weren't worthy, just as some of the white men they dated in the past weren't worthy.
Damn. That's the problem with Black women. Always limiting their dating choices to get a so-called Black "Kang". Just foolish.

Anonymous said...

What that white reporter did to 14 year old Venus is what society puts Black women through on a daily basis.
Always trying to test our competence and our confidence. This country, even this planet is a bitch to conquer when you are a Black woman.
Congrats to the Williams sisters and dad for conquering.

Anonymous said...

@1:46

It's always a problem with black women huh? Go on somewhere.

Anonymous said...

1:53. No it's NOT always a problem with Black women but it IS a problem when Black women limit their dating and mating options.
Did I lie?

Laa soul said...

@2:00pm Maybe part of the problem is that the black men who are on their level are not looking for a black woman. It's sad to say and I'm a black woman with two masters degrees, one of which is from Columbia. But what I'm finding more and more is that black men, not all, are not looking for someone that looks like their mother, which decreases the pool of black men to select from.

While I do believe that sometimes, one can TRULY fall in love with someone from a different background, let's face it, some bkack men believe that other than black is better. Hell, all you have to do is look at music videos and most magazine covers to see that. At one point Serena dated Common and Hershel Walker, next thing you know Common is linked to Laura Dern and you can't get no whiter than that. Not sure who Herschel is with, but let's just say I would not be surpised if she were white.

Just my two cents.

Anonymous said...

@1:46 its because some of us know our true place is beside that "kang." If HE wanted us to mix, there wouldnt be a male and female of each race. If HE wanted lions and tigers to mate, they would be on the same land mass.

Show me a non-black man that can command the respect of everyone the way a dignified "Kang" can and I'll rest my case.

Just because the world is a mess doesnt mean we should ignore our place in it.

Anonymous said...

Firstly, Mr Williams blackness is not what made his character. For all we know Mr Ohanian's character is very much like Serena's dad's.
Secondly, Mr Williams is not perfect, he was a brilliant coach but might have failed as a husband and his daughters were watching.
Lastly, Serena is loved and happy. Who are you all to disparage her for it?
Black women need to stop seeing color and start seeing quality. A good man is a good man no matter what color he is.

Candi Jimenez said...

Congrats! FYI...who else thinks this is what USHER will look like when he gets much older?

Anonymous said...

@Candi

A black ass lie. Usher is fine and always has been.

Anonymous said...

The black woman is the only human that has the mitochondrial DNA with all the possible variations for every kind of human being. When the DNA of black women mutates, all other types of human being come about. This “Eve gene” is only found in black women.

BLACK WOMEN YOU ARE YAH'S MOST PRECIOUS CREATION
AND YOUR OFFSPRING WILL INHERIT THE EARTH
CHOOSE BLACK MALES BUT CHOOSE CAREFULLY AND CAUTIOUSLY...BECAUSE MANY ARE WOLFS IN SHEEP CLOTHING...PUT YAH FIRST AND YAHUSHUA FIRST IN ALL THINGS BLACK WOMEN THEN YOU WILL NOT GO WRONG

AS FOR YOU BLACK MALES FILLED WITH CONTEMPT REBELLION, HATE FOR BLACK WOMEN AND WHO CHOOSE NON BLACK FEMALES...YOU ARE CURSED AND THOUGH YOUR OFFSPRING IS LOVED BY THE WORLD THEY ARE NOTHING IN THE EYES OF THE MOST HIGH AND THEY WILL INHERIT NOTHING

Tobit 4:12
“Beware of all Whoredom, my son, and chiefly take a wife of the seed of thy fathers, and take not a strange woman to wife, which is not of thy father's tribe: for we are the children of the prophets, Noe, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: remember, my son, that our fathers from the beginning, even that they all married wives of their own kindred, and were blessed in their children, and their seed shall inherit the land.”

ATTENTION NEGRO'S WHETHER YOU ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT
IF YOU ARE A DECEDENT OF THE TRANS ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE THEN THIS APPLIES TO YOU
YOU CAN KEEP LIVING IN DENIAL AND DOING AS THOU WILL IF YOU WANT TO...BUT YOU WILL BE JUDGE BY THE ALMIGHTY

Anonymous said...

@3:11. The blue pill.
Take the blue pill every day, lady.

Anonymous said...

@2:25. Thank you for your sensible comment.
I don't argue with fools.
Though we're all entitled to our opinions, some women are just plain dummies...IN MY OPINION.
Like my grandma used to say, if you don't hear you gonna FEEL.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
TPTB know more about us than we know about ourselves. This is why the main stream media strongly promotes homosexuality, interracial dating with black people. They don't want to see the black man and black women together Unified and procreation and making strong beautiful black children. But to he who has an ear let him hear...Black man and Black women I know its rough and its been hard on us but if we endure till the very end and stay together we our children and our children children will inherit it all
THUS SAID THE LORD THY GOD, YAH
Unfortunately many will fall by the wayside

1 Timothy 4:1 - Now the Spirit Speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your posts 4:27 and 4:50. Something has been drawing me to this site and I couldn't figure out what. I have been deep into "living" but not by my Israelite faith. I am grateful and humbled by YAH showing me a light through your prophecy. Shalom!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SHALOM...WE GOT THE KINGDOM THAT'S YAH'S PROMISE STAY STRONG!!!

Allihave2say said...

👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏
Congrats to the man of valor. Well done. He has created generational wealth for his family and a legacy for blacks in tennis as well as his family.

I've never seen or heard of Venus with a man.
This family has greatness.

DaisyDooks said...

In that pic, Mr. Williams looks like a member of any tribe from New Papua Guinea. Awesome!

I extend congratulations to the father of the dynamic duo tennis champions, Serena and Venus!

Anonymous said...

MrHebrew1 radio listen and be encouraged

D L said...

6:45 Venus dates white guys only. I have never seen her with a Blackman but I have seen her with old white men. Venus is a private person. You'll see Serena twerking for drake on IG, But Venus would never do that they are sisters but they are also individually different all they got in common is family and tennis. Venus went to college and works on fashion and her business. Serena is more out going and " fun".

D L said...

6:45 google Elio Pis that's her boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

@9:39 AM lol. That he is, but kudos to him for protecting his young daughters and pushing them to be the best.

L. Eller said...

@daisy dooks yassssss!! I was going to say some African tribe!

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