A Tribute to Black Athletes – Past and Present

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LOS ANGELES –  The Black athletes who won gold medals during the XXX Olympiad in London included – but definitely not limited to – Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas (gymnastics), Serena and Venus Williams (tennis), Sanya Richards-Ross, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Kirani James, and Usain Bolt (track and field), are the beneficiaries of those in the past who pioneered […]

NBC Gabby/Gymnastic Chimp Gaffe Ignites Firestorm of Criticism

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LONDON – Pairing network applause for Black gymnast Gabby Douglas with a grinning monkey on gymnastic rings to promote a new show was not an intentional slap at the pixie-like Virginia Beach, Va.-born athlete’s historic Olympic Games performance, NBC said Aug. 3. “The spot promoting ‘Animal Practice,’ which has run three times previously, is one […]