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Jamaica Bestows ‘Order of Distinction’ on First Caribbean 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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Simone Edwards named National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month

The First Caribbean WNBA Player Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month to help bring more visibility to Caribbean Americans and the contributions they make. Click here for press release


Simone Edwards co-founded Diverse Writers Room

A cross-genre content creation company with writers from diverse backgrounds that have bold, original and compelling story concepts. Click here for more information.


Simone starts #LifeAfterWNBA sports column on Hoopfeed.com
Ever wonder what happened to your favorite WNBA players? Fans don’t always find out what happens to players once they leave the court, until now. 

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.

Be a Champion Against Bullying
Inspired by the bullying she experienced from childhood to college, she founded The Anti-Bully Project and is a champion in the fight against bullying. The Anti-Bully Project Empowerment Tour 2017-2018 is seeking event hosts and sponsors. For more info, send email to info@jamaicanhurricane.com.

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
Starstruck Ventures specializes in career transition and preparing athletes for life after the game, including rebranding, marketing and strategic partnerships.