NEWS

Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month

May 23, 2019 - The First Jamaican WNBA Player Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month for June and throughout the year, to help bring more visibility to Caribbean Americans and the contributions they make.


Thrive Global and Authority Magazine shined spotlight on author Simone Edwards for highly popular “Books That Spark Movements” series
April 15, 2019 - Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. Use your vision to visualize the movement you want to create. As part of our series about “How to write a book that sparks a movement” Read more 


First Jamaican WNBA Player seeking co-production partnerships
March 14, 2019 - Simone Edwards'and her development company the Diverse Writers Room is seeking co-production partnerships for television and film projects. Serious inquiries only, contact us.


Simone Edwards invited as panelist and book signing at Black Women Film Summit
March 1, 2019 - Simone Edwards will be among female celebrity author panelists, and will be a featured author at the free book festival at Atlanta Technical College on March 9 at 11am-1pm. Read more


Simone Edwards featured panelist at the “I AM" University Panel Superbowl Edition

February 1, 2019 - Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation “I AM" University Panel Superbowl Edition featuring Caribbean & Latin Sports Figures who have impacted the sports industry. featuring Caribbean & Latin Sports Figures who have impacted the sports industry. Read more


Atlanta City Council Honors The First Jamaican WNBA Player Simone Edwards

January 31, 2019 - Atlanta City Council honored WNBA champion, motivational speaker, philanthropist and anti-bullying advocate Simone Edwards, O.D. with a proclamation at the Atlanta Women In Sports gala. Read more


Simone Edwards featured panelist at the Atlanta Women in Sports Luncheon on LGBTQ Inclusion in Sports leading up to the Super Bowl

January 8, 2019 - The LGBTQ Sports Panel will “explore the public’s beliefs about athletes and sports teams that support LGBTQ issues; because on the playing field, people are judged based on their skills, talents, and contributions—not their identities.” Read more


Simone Edwards’ ‘Hoop Dreams’ featured in The Nassau Guardian publication 

December 9, 2018 - WNBA Champion Simone “Jamaican Hurricane” Edwards hoping to develop women’s basketball in the Caribbean. Read more


Simone Edwards featured in Bahamian publication, Bahamas Weekly

December 7, 2018 - The Global Success Summit 2018 keynote speaker, WNBA Champion Simone Edwards, demonstrating the power of positive thinking and resilience in striving for success and overcoming challenges in life. Read more


WNBA Champion Simone Edwards closing speaker at the Global Success Summit

December 1, 2018 - This year under the theme “World Class Success Through Bold Leadership” we continue to answer the call to help unleash our greatness, in Nassau, Bahamas! Simone will present a speech titled "To Play The World Stage: Become Unstoppable." Read more 


Simone Edwards’ charity receives essential items from Food for the Poor

November 26, 2018 - Food for the Poor continued its strong relationship with Simone4Children Foundation, donating several essential items to the charity owned and operated by former WNBA star Simone Edwards. Read more


WNBA Champion joins Maxwell James Speakers Bureau

June 6, 2018 - Simone Edwards has signed a six-month representation agreement with Maxwell James Agency, joining a deep roster of sports and entertainment influencers including Star Trek Icon George Takei. Read more


Simone Edwards featured in national publication, Rolling Out Magazine
May 30, 2018 - WNBA player turns over new career leaf. Basketball player, community leader and writer, Simone Edwards is a woman who does it all. Read more 


Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation set to honor Simone Edwards 

​May 28, 2018 - Basketball pioneer Simone Edwards set to be honored on June 23 at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, on her commitment to community service and philanthropy. Read more


Simone Edwards invited as keynote speaker and book signing at alma mater

February 19, 2018 - Simone Edwards will deliver a keynote speech to the student body at her alma mater, and will be the featured speaker at Forum Luncheon at Seminole State College in Seminole, OK on March 7 & 8. Read more


Simone Edwards named first-ever Caribbean Brand Ambassador for TomboyX 

​February 2, 2018 - Simone Edwards has become the first-ever Caribbean Brand Ambassador for TomboyX, a gender neutral clothing apparel line. Visit tomboyx.com, use promo code SIMONETBX to receive 15% off on ALL orders AND 20% will go towards Simone4Children to help underserved children and families in Jamaica. Read more


Simone Edwards named Celebrity Ambassador for Arts & Culture Music Festival in Punta Cuna
​December 10, 2017 - Simone Edwards has signed on as a Celebrity and Fitness Ambassador for the LGBT Arts & Culture Music Festival in Punta Cuna, Dominican Republic on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-29, 2018. Join her reggae-inspired fitness boot camp, celebrity authors panel, book signing and much more. Type Simone Edwards in "How Did You Hear About Us."Book now


85-year old arts and culture scholar gives insightful book review on Unstoppable
​November 23, 2017 - UNSTOPPABLE is one of the most compelling books I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time.  It tells the remarkable story of a young Jamaican woman, Simone Edwards, who came from impoverished circumstances. Read more


Simone Edwards interviews on The Skinni with Shayzon podcast
​November 3, 2017 - In this episode of THE SKINNI, Host, Style and Beauty Expert, and TV Personality SHAYZON speaks with the first Jamaican WNBA player and champion, Simone Edwards aka “Jamaican Hurricane“ Listen Here


​​Jamaican government honors Simone Edwards with Order of Distinction

October 16, 2017 - Basketball pioneer Simone Edwards received the Order of Distinction (OD) from the Jamaican government during a special ceremony on Monday, October 16 on National Heroes Day, at the King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica. Read more


Former WNBA star Simone Edwards speaks out against Trump’s DACA phase out

September 5, 2017 - WNBA champion Simone Edwards advocates against the Trump administration's decision to end DACA. Read more


Simone Edwards featured in Queen Anne & Magnolia News

August 29, 2017 - The story of the ‘Jamaican Hurricane’ Storm original Simone Edwards hopes new book inspires kids in her native Jamaica.Read more 


​Simone Edwards host Fan Appreciation Basketball Clinic & Book Launch for Seattle Storm

​August 27, 2017 - Former Seattle Storm player Simone Edwards hosted Seattle Storm's fan appreciation basketball clinic and official book signing. Click here for photos


Jamaica Bestows ‘Order of Distinction’ on First Jamaican WNBA Player Simone Edwards for Outstanding Feats in Women’s Basketball
August 6, 2017 - The Government of Jamaica conferred Edwards to its national Order of Distinction award in the rank of Officer (OD), recognizing her outstanding achievements and contributions to Jamaican women’s basketball. Order of Distinction, Officer Class, is a national honor bestowed on Jamaican citizens who have rendered outstanding and important service to their native country in their respective fields. The prestigious honor will be conferred on Edwards during a special ceremony on National Heroes Day, October 16, at King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica. Click here for press release


Simone Edwards featured speaker at The Commerce Club

August 4, 2017 - Simone was featured author and speaker in August at The Commerce Club's Author's Breakfast. Click here for photos


Simone Edwards featured in Upscale Magazine

July 30, 2017 - Simone Edwards was featured in the July/August 2017 issue of Upscale Magazine in the "Game Changer" section Read more


Simone Edwards' Official Book Launch in Kingston, Jamaica

July 25, 2017 - Starstruck Ventures partnered with the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference for Simone Edwards' official book launch in Kingston, Jamaica hosted by Victoria Mutual and Grace Limited. Click here for photos


Simone Edwards invited as keynote speaker at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

June 28, 2017 - Simone Edwards delivered a keynote speech to government officials about her life as an immigrant to Caribbean American and her Unstoppable journey. Click here for photos


Simone Edwards featured on CBS

June 22, 2017 - Simone Edwards had sit-down interview with veteran Anchor Kimberley Kennedy on CBS46 Atlanta Plugged In to discuss her new memoir, Caribbean American Heritage Month and Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Awards. Click here for interview


Simone Edwards on Radio One with Legendary Rapper Chubb Rock

June 17, 2017 - Simone Edwards discusses her new memoir, Caribbean American Heritage Month National Spokesperson and upcoming events on MajicATL 107.5. Click here for interview


Simone Edwards receives Trailblazer Award

June 17, 2017 - Simone Edwards received the Trailblazer Award from the Caribbean Association of Georgia for her contributions to the world of sports as the first Caribbean WNBA player and tireless effort to support the Caribbean American Diaspora. Click here for photos


Simone Edwards as Keynote Speaker at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for Caribbean American Heritage Month 
June 9, 2017 - Simone Edwards delivered a keynote speech for hundreds of airport employees and international passengers, and consul generals for celebratory luncheon.


Simone Edwards co-hosted Caribbean Runnings WRFG 89.3FM radio show
June 2, 2017 - Simone Edwards was guest co-host with Red Carpet Shelley for Atlanta's longest-running and #1 Caribbean radio program.


Simone Edwards featured on Jamaicans.com
May 23, 2017- Simone Edwards was featured on Jamaicans.com, a world’s leading website and media entity covering news, travel, culture and politics in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
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WNBA 20th Season Celebration 

June 26, 2016 - Simone Edwards recognized at Madison Square Garden with the New York Liberty for its 20th Season Celebration highlighted by reunion of the members of its inaugural 1997 team.

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#ThePostUp Podcast: Seattle Storm original Simone Edwards on her amazing journey from Jamaica to the WNBA
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Simone Edwards named NCAA Women's Basketball Ambassador
January 2016 - As a former NCAA Division I Player of University of Iowa, Simone Edwards is proud to be named NCAA Women's Basketball Ambassador.

Simone Edwards featured on The Real Housewives of Atlanta
November 22, 2015 - Simone Edwards was featured on season 8, episode 3, "Party in a Sweatbox" on RHOA with cast members, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss.

Simone Edwards spoke to over 1,000 students about bullying

November 16, 2015 - As part of The Anti-Bully Project Empowerment Summit, Simone Edwards spoke to  students about bullying, and over 1,000 teens pledged to be champions against bullying.

Simone Edwards made Florida-Times Union Front Cover
November 4, 2015 - Keynote Speaker Simone Edwards made front cover of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL, as part of the Generation Wow teen conference.

Simone Edwards Signed to Sports & Entertainment Brand Management Agency, Starstruck Ventures
October 1, 2014 - Starstruck Ventures specializes in career transition and preparing athletes for life after the game, including rebranding, marketing and strategic partnerships.