It's been a difficult last few months for former Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka. ''I couldn't be quiet and ignore or make it look like nothing was happening in my country,'' Leuchanka said in a Zoom interview. Leuchanka was aware of all of the support she received from the WNBA players and their union and their stand this summer for social justice.
The Los Angeles Sparks star made history in August when she became the first Black woman on ESPN to host a national radio show.
The Sparks All-Star said she was spurred by Texas' decision to limit ballot drop boxes to only one per county.