by Salamishah Tillet onMarch 11, 2013
On the Feminist Wire, Salamishah Tillet writes that 2012 was the year of the black girl, but also was not without society's attempts to tarnish the joy.
January 30, 2013
When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens, guests will have a chance to see everything from her wrist tape to her Olympic credentials.
December 20, 2012
From Gabby's win to a teen's MIT honor to cute presidential PDA, these were highlights of our year.
by Joshunda Sanders onDecember 12, 2012
The Olympic gold-medal winner, who has a new memoir, tells how she turned negatives into positives.
by Helena Andrews onNovember 9, 2012
In four short years, a girl can grow into a young woman, and a country can transform for the better.
September 21, 2012
The gold medalist, who's a huge fan of the CW show, is set to make a cameo on it.
September 5, 2012
Here's how the young Olympian's recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance went over on social media.
August 27, 2012
The Olympian opened up to Oprah about the disturbing teasing that made her consider quitting the sport.
by Kendra James onAugust 27, 2012
Racialicious guest contributor Kendra James looks at the highs and lows at the Olympics concerning race, focusing on NBC's questionable coverage.
by Lynette Holloway onAugust 21, 2012
In today's link roundup: One of the first black pilots to fly for the U.S. military during World War II died over the weekend. Plus: Gabby Douglas glams up for Essence magazine.
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The former baseball star posted the personal information of a woman he's charged with assaulting.
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