Arike Ogunbowale Talks Fashion, The Dallas Wings, And Social Justice

Arike Ogunbowale is one of the WNBA’s fastest rising stars. In just her second season in the league, she averaged a league-high 22.8 points on 41% shooting, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. In doing so, she earned the 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Award for scoring after posting the highest scoring average by a second-year player in league history.

The former Notre Dame guard took over games with ease this season, and was one of the more dependable figures on a young Dallas Wings team that was hindered by injuries this season. In 2020, Ogunbowale had 37 straight games in double-figures scoring, good for the second-longest double-digit streak in franchise history. She also had four games in which she scored at least 30 points.

As she showed this year in Bradenton, Florida, Ogunbowale is a force to be reckoned with in the WNBA. And off the court, she’s making

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Despite the pandemic, WiNGS has continued to help vulnerable D-FW women learn to fly

Earlier this month, WiNGS announced Tameka Cass as the organization’s new chief development officer. In January, Kate Rose Marquez became chief executive officer. The 112-year-old nonprofit provides a range critical resources for women in need, including those who are first-time mothers and small business owners. It focuses on vulnerable populations such as communities of color and those with limited English proficiency, single-income households, and women at risk of intimate-partner violence and financial insecurity.

With Cass new to the nonprofit and Marquez nearly nine months into her role — which has held challenges she didn’t bargain for — we asked the women a few questions about the ongoing impact WiNGS has on women in Dallas-Fort Worth, how it’s managed through the pandemic and what 2021 might hold.

FWD>DFW: Tameka, as the new chief development officer, what’s the first big thing you want to accomplish? What do you see as the biggest

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Magic Wings showcases beauty of butterflies

The butterflies are flying once again at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens in Deerfield, providing beauty and a sense of peace during the current pandemic.

The conservatory had been closed for nearly six month since March, but is now open on a limited basis, Magic Wings’ hours are Thursday through Sunday,11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with hopes of expanding opening days in the near future.

“We had a tremendous turnout on Labor Day Weekend when we first opened. People were excited to be back and we were equally excited to welcome them back after being closed for 171 days,” said Kathy Fiore, general manager.

“We were obviously very concerned about the virus and its effects on our business, because we count on admissions to keep us open. We are an attraction with large groups of people coming through our doors, so we knew we were going to have to

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