When Simone Biles stepped onto the podium after winning her fifth U.S. women’s gymnastics title Sunday, she was sharing her win with fellow survivors of sexual abuse. Wearing a leotard she designed herself, Biles, who was among the more than 160 victims of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, strategically…
It’s still Simone Biles season, and the American gymnast is still kicking ass and taking names, which culminated in yet another historic career achievement at this year’s United States Gymnastics Championships on Sunday.
If there’s one fact I’ve learned over and over again in my 26 years on this planet, it’s that as a woman, I’m never safe, and the world could not give a damn about changing that.
Olympic star Simone Biles has added her voice to the #MeToo movement, revealing in a statement via Twitter that she, too, was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
At The Root, we love to celebrate young people who are excelling beyond belief. Year after year, our list of Young Futurists reminds us that age really ain’t nothin’ but a number. That group of 15- to 22-year-olds always impresses us with their tenacity, passion and ability to turn big dreams into reality. Here, we…
There continues to be no justice in the world, even on TV, as Simone Biles, the world’s best gymnast and #BlackGirlMagic extraordinaire, was voted off Dancing With the Stars preceding the show’s finals despite snagging perfect scores because, duh, she’s Simone Biles.
The latest cast of characters for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars will include an Olympic gold medalist and a man known for wearing lots of gold.
It's been quite a year for Simone Biles.
While the World Anti-Doping Agency is out here trying to prevent athletes from dirtying up sports, it may want to look at how to prevent hackers from breaking into its computer databases.
Simone Biles is a shining star.
It's a great year to be Simone Biles.
Simone Biles is known for her body: its power, its capabilities and the heights to which it propels her. I am completely mesmerized by it. I’m not sure if it’s the beauty of her black body prancing; her short, muscular legs seemingly defying physics; or the ease with which she does it all—with a confident, beaming…
In her two Olympic appearances, Gabby Douglas has ignited much discussion, both for her accomplishments and for what others perceive as her less-than qualities.
Simone Biles didn't become the first female gymnast to win five gold medals in a single Olympics.
Simone Biles is taking home yet another medal from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, securing the bronze Monday for the balance beam, the Washington Post reports.
Simone Biles, the world's best gymnast, walked away Sunday from the women's vault event with her third gold medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the Huffington Post reports.
You know by now. Simone Biles rolled into Rio and put 100 percent into every line she dropped. Simone Manuel went out there and didn't know she swooped into the history books by winning the women's 100m freestyle in swimming. They are some bad women. I'll bet if you go into their purses and pull out their ID cards,…
Simone Biles is continuing to stun us all with her graceful performances, snatching the gold in the women's individual all-around in the Rio de Janeiro Games Thursday, the New York Times reports.
"Complicated" has become a convenient catch-all to describe romantic relationships that seem to defy explanation. So much so that "it's complicated" has become a popular way to synopsize them completely; distilling months, even years of context down to two words.