The Olympics has come to an end and Black America has many accomplishments to be proud of. There was Gabby Douglas becoming the first African-American to ever win Olympic gold in the gymnastic individual all-around and the women’s 4x 100 relay team setting a new world record, as well as the total USA domination on […]

Five things to know about Wednesday, Day 12 of the London Olympics: –Allyson Felix leads American surge at track. –May-Treanor, Walsh take all-American final in beach volleyball. –Kobe’s long-range display leads U.S. past Australia in men’s hoops. –Attar makes Olympic track debut for Saudi women. –Semenya off to solid Olympic start three years after gender […]

Less than 18 hours after winning gold in the women’s all-around gymnastics competition at the London Olympics, Gabby Douglas was already on the cover of a Corn Flakes cereal box. The 16-year-old gymnast, dubbed “The Flying Squirrel,” has made history, becoming the first Black gymnast to bring home gold in the individual all-around competition. She […]

Gabby Douglas won the women’s all-around gymnastics title, becoming the third straight American to win the sport’s biggest prize and the first African-American. It’s her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her “Fierce Five” teammates gave the United States its first Olympic title since 1996. — Michael Phelps […]

The 2012 London Olympics are well underway and if you have not had or taken the time to watch any of the hours of coverage being broadcast by all of NBC’s platforms, you have missed a lot. But if you missed the opening ceremony, in my opinion you didn’t miss an event with the abstractly […]

Venus Williams began her bid for a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis Monday by beating Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-1. It was an impressive showing by Williams, who is unseeded and drew a tough first-round foe. Errani has won four titles this year, was the runner-up at the French Open and is […]

What better way to celebrate a dominant opening to group play at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London than with a hug from the first lady of the United States? After the final buzzer of their 98-71 win over France on Sunday, members of the U.S. men’s national basketball team shook hands with their vanquished […]

What’s the best way to support Team USA? Dress like an American flag, of course! Michelle Obama continued her theme-dressing trend when greeting the U.S. Olympic team at their homebase in East London today. As leader of the entire U.S. Olympics delegation, FLOTUS posed for pics with players and addressed the group from a podium […]

Michelle Obama will be making more history at this year’s Olympic games in London. She will be representing the Obama administration as the U.S. athletes march onto the field. “I am beyond proud to be leading the U.S. delegation to the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Olympic Games,” said Mrs. Obama, who added that she’ll […]

Cullen Jones, a 2011 member of TheGrio’s 100, is headed back the Olympics. Jones earned the honor of ‘America’s fastest swimmer’ Sunday night in the U.S. Men’s swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Jones bested Anthony Evans by 1/100th of a second to take the top spot in men’s 50 freestyle. The Charlotte Observer has […]

Now that she’s on her way to the Olympics, Gabby Douglas has a new goal. “I’m hoping I can catch an accent,” she said. “I’ve always wanted an accent.” Look out London. The 16-year-old whose “Flying Squirrel” nickname might be the only thing more appealing than her personality or her high-flying uneven bars routine is […]

The Williams sisters were among six other players to compete in the Olympics for both the singles and doubles tournaments. U.S. women’s tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez also nominated Christina McHale and Varvara Lepchenko to play singles, and the world’s number one-ranked doubles team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, reports Reuters. The ladies competed […]