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Stories of sexual assault involving celebrities have surfaced at a large amount in the last month. From the “Me Too” movement to Harvey Weinstein seemingly opening up the floodgates to these reports, women and even a few men are no longer keeping their traumatic experiences to themselves anymore. Here are five athletes who have come…

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Two-time Olympic Gold medalist and gymnast Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas was pummeled by her even more decorated teammate Simone Biles and most of Twitter for suggesting that women be careful of their dress and appearance to avoid being sexually harassed and assaulted. More specifically, Douglas was accused of “victim shaming” when she offered her opinion in…

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Although the Final Five came out victorious at the 2016 Rio Olympics, it wasn’t all fun and games for the star athletes. Gabby Douglas experienced criticism for things as petty as her edges. Gabby Douglas definitely coulda got her hair done… — ok kim (@_ShesKimberly) July 9, 2016 “Who let Gabby Douglas out of the house…

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Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel stand as living, breathing, tossing, jumping, vaulting and spinning proof that there’s no magic behind Black skin that makes gathering Olympic gold look like a birthright. These sister gymnasts put in the work — hours and hours and then more hours of training and uncompromising drive to make it to the top. And who are these young women?

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The summer Olympics are right around the corner, and many star athletes are skipping the games either due to a need to rest after grueling professional seasons, or due to a fear of the Zika virus outbreak. One of the brightest stars who is planning to be in Rio, Simone Biles, just served notice that…

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GYM: Gabby Douglas (Beam)WATCH Gabrielle Douglas on beam at the American Cup!#ATTAC2016 #RoadToRio USA Gymnastics Posted by NBC Olympics on Saturday, March 5, 2016 It’s countdown to the 2016 Olympics in Rio and elite athletes are showing up and showing out in preparation for the highly anticipated event. One athlete specifically, Gabby Douglas, an original member of…

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Words by: A.R. Shaw Images by: DeWayne Rogers Model: Demi Grace Makeup: Marissa Ross The black female image is in trouble. If you rely solely on media to depict what it means to be a black woman in 2014, it’s highly likely that the takeaway would be overwhelmingly negative. But things haven’t always been this…

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Happy 18th birthday, Gabby Douglas! As a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Gabby won gold medals in both the individual all-around and team competitions and became the first African American woman to win each award. She began training in gymnastics at the age of 6 and won her first all-around gymnastics…

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Kelly Rowland’s strained relationship with her father became tabloid fodder back in 2011 when the “X Factor” judge had a nervous breakdown and revealed her mental anguish over him having left her family when she was a child. Now, shockingly, Rowland’s father is claiming that he never left her and that it was Rowland’s mother…

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On the 4th of July, fireworks will start the day and celebrities will speak of Independence and what it means to be sure. The African American community will have to look inside and endure. Our independence has become dependent on things that don’t hold true. The fact is we are celebrating as a united country,…

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WASHINGTON — While President Obama slung poison-tipped arrows at his critics and his enemies in Congress, celebrities and socialites lit up the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the Washington Hilton in the District’s northwest side. What appeared on the vast red carpet rivaled the spectacle and pomp inside the luxury…

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