Shy, reserved, soft-spoken – not often are these words associated with a Tony-Award-winning actress and performer. Growing up, Patina Miller would watch from the pews as her grandmother sang for the church that she ministered for. Although she and her family knew that she too could sing, Patina took a little convincing from her mother and grandmother to let her voice be heard.  Once she began singing in front of her peers in the church that she fell in love with performing in front of a crowd.

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Dallas Carter High School has been quite the football powerhouse over the years, producing numerous college and pro football athletes. None of which have garnered as much national attention as their latest superstar talent who wasn’t found on the football field. Sha’Carri Richardson was destroying the competition on the tracks that surround the field in the famed Dallas Carter football stadium.  

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“Skateboarding has traditionally been a man’s sport, which is why I am so passionate about my role as a black woman who challenges past assumptions and shows that skateboarding is for all of us.”

-Latosha Stone

Meet Latosha Stone, a 33-year-old Ohio native with a passion for skateboarding and graphic design. Her love for skate culture and design from an early age helped her create Proper Gnar, the first-ever black woman-owned skateboard company.

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