by Wendy Hilliard onAugust 8, 2012
Wendy Hilliard, the first African-American athlete to represent a U.S. team in rhythmic gymnastics, writes in a piece for CNN that the black gymnastics champion is important because of what she can teach us about our potential to reach "spectacular goals."
by Kirsten West Savali onAugust 7, 2012
In a piece for NewsOne, Kirsten West Savali challenges those who claim that it's "living in the past" to recognize black achievement at the Olympics or elsewhere.
August 6, 2012
In today's link roundup: The Olympic medalist responds to the silliest conversation surrounding the Olympic Games. Plus: What exactly did LoLo Jones do wrong?
August 6, 2012
What's really behind Fox News' nitpicking about the attire of the African-American gymnast?
by Deron Snyder onAugust 3, 2012
Loose Ball: She might inspire more black girls to try gymnastics, but that's not the big picture.
August 3, 2012
The veteran black Olympian changes her bio, gets emotional and looks to the future.
by Joshua R. Weaver onAugust 3, 2012
Gymnast Gabby Douglas' all-around gold joins the list of black Olympian firsts. Here are the others.
by Jeff Johnson onAugust 3, 2012
BlackAmericaWeb's Jeff Johnson says that some of the most interesting London 2012 stories are about "brothers and sisters in sports that traditionally don't see us going for the gold."
by Demetria L. Lucas onAugust 3, 2012
In her Essence column, The Root's contributing editor Demetria L. Lucas tells critics that the two-time Olympic gold medalist's hair looks perfectly fine -- and even if it didn't, her performance is what matters.
August 2, 2012
Notables took to Twitter to congratulate the Olympian on her historic win. Here's what they said.
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