The 2016 Olympics has been nothing short of historic for Black Americans. Not only are there Black athletes in sports that are predominantly white, they are excelling and taking home medals in those competitions. Their international, record-breaking success comes at a time when Black bodies have little value in America. These athletes broke Olympic boundaries. ... read more »
The documentary ‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ extends the narrative to shed light upon all 18 African American athletes that helped defy the racism of Hitler and Jim Crow by competing at those Summer Games. ... read more »
Teenager Vashti Cunningham’s upcoming to-do list includes prom, a trip to Disneyland and graduation.
Turning pro and making the American team in the high jump for the Rio Olympics rank pretty high up there, ... read more »