Gymnast Gabby Douglas Does Her 'Happy Dance'
Gymnast Gabby Douglas makes Olympic team and does her "happy dance": Celebrating having earned a spot on the U.S. team last night, the charismatic athlete told her interviewer, "I can do the Dougie for you guys!"
Tarmoh backs out of Olympic track runoff: The unprecedented Olympic-team runoff between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh is off. Tarmoh withdrew from the scheduled race hours before it was to be aired live in prime time during NBC's coverage of the Olympic trials. A judge originally called Tarmoh the official third-place finisher in last week's 100 meters, but then it was decided that the women tied and needed a runoff to determine who would represent the United States in the upcoming London Olympics. Tarmoh's agent said in a statement, "She was uncomfortable with the idea of a runoff and a coin toss, and she was no longer at peace with the idea."
Harlem's Hue-Man bookstore closes: After 10 years, Harlem's Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe has announced that it will close its doors on July 31. It was a premier black bookseller known for its frequent and energetic readings and signings with authors such as Toni Morrison, Nikki Giovanni, Tayari Jones, Jesmyn Ward, Manning Marable, Erica Kennedy, Rosa Guy and E. Lynn Harris.
Gay activist works for LGBTI and human rights in Uganda: Frank Mugisha, whom The Root interviewed last year about his advocacy for sexual minorities in Uganda, was honored by BET for his work.
Former SCLC president returns as CEO: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is bringing back one of its past presidents to serve as the civil rights organization's chief executive officer. The SCLC plans to announce Monday that Charles Steele will serve as CEO in an effort to "restore the financial stability and credibility of SCLC." Steele was president from 2004 to 2009. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native inherited an SCLC that was near bankruptcy and is credited with boosting membership and leading the organization back to a solid financial footing.