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Gabby Douglas, Joe Morgan, Kevin Sumlin, MLB, NCF, USA Gymnastics, What Had Happened Was -

game. blouses. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas released a statement on Instagram in which she alleges that former women’s gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar sexually harassed and abused her like two other members of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Besides these new allegations, Douglas also apologized for her Nov. 17 tweet suggesting […]

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Ava Duvernay, Barbie, Gabby Douglas, Get Lifted, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Mattel, Misty Copeland -

When Ibtihaj Muhammad hit the scene at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, she immediately caught the attention of women everywhere. As the first Muslim-American woman to sport a hijab while competing for the United States, she was an instant hero. She went on to earn the bronze medal as part of Team USA. Now […]

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Gabby Douglas, Hair, Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Nzingha Prescod, Queen Harrison, Simone Manuel -

Simone Manuel isn’t concerned about what you think of her hair. Speaking to a room full of swim fans at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists convention, she shared that she had received flak about the way she wore her hair on the Olympic stage. Though frustrated, she keeps in mind something her mother […]

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All Day, Dalilah Muhammad, Equality, Gabby Douglas, LeBron James, Melina Matsoukas, Michael B. Jordan, Nike, Serena Williams, Social Activism -

“Is this the land history promised?” That’s the question Michael B. Jordan asks in the new short film EQUALITY, launching Nike’s new campaign of the same name, the goal of which is to encourage “people to take the fairness and respect they see in sport and translate them off the field,” the company says. Back […]

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Commentary, Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, Rio Olympics 2016, Simone Manuel, Swimming, Team USA -

Dear Fellow White People: The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games have brought to my attention that some of us still don’t quite grasp what white privilege is. Or, even if we do feel like we get the concept, it’s still difficult to fully comprehend the way that privilege has set up a double standard that […]

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Body Image, Community, Daily Uplift, Gabby Douglas, Get Lifted, Misty Copeland, Simone Biles -

In July and August, espnW’s weekly essay series will focus on body image. When I was younger, I used to have the same recurring daydream in gym class. If we were playing softball, I would dream I hit the ball and sprinted to home plate because I deserve to be there, not because my classmates […]

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Gabby Douglas, Rio Olympics 2016, Swimming -

Now if you’ve been paying attention to the Olympics, you are familiar with #LochteGate … Unfortunately, Watergate has been taken already. Is this #RyanLochte mess technically considered… Watergate? pic.twitter.com/q7NKtRorWU — whomst’veatlantavegas (@Namastaywoke) August 18, 2016 But the fact that Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s mugging lie has now come to light, the International Olympic Committee has […]

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Bow Wow, Drake, Eminem, Gabby Douglas, Power, R. Kelly, Simone Biles, The Undefeated -

We couldn’t let the summer come to an end before getting Reese Waters’ thoughts on the Rio Olympics, R. Kelly, Bow Wow retiring and 50 Cent getting exposed on Power.

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Aly Raisman, Final Five, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, Rio Olympics 2016, Simone Biles -

They sparkled Tuesday night. They shot across the Olympic skyline like Halley’s comet, shining brighter than any group of U.S. athletes since the original “Dream Team” of Olympic yesteryear. Yet something bigger, more cosmic rose in front of us while we watched the “Final Five,” as gymnasts Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez […]

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Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, Rio Olympics 2016, Simone Biles, USA Gymnastics -

Martha Karolyi, the U.S. women’s gymnastics national team coordinator since 2000 and overseer of the American Olympic team’s transformation into a world power, is an exacting taskmaster. She talks about perfection as if she’s never heard the axiom about perfection being the enemy of good. But Tuesday, even Karolyi, a woman with 54 years in […]

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Black Women, Gabby Douglas, Inspiration, Olympics, Oprah, Simone Biles, Top Stories -

The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially here. This year, I’ll be glued to my screen to watch two badass black women on the U.S. gymnastics team — Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles. While their incredible athleticism is reason enough for me to be a fan, I also admire their support for each other even while […]

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Allen Iverson, Gabby Douglas, Ichiro Suzuki, Simone Biles, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. How’s this for a loaded sports weekend: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team dominated the qualifying session (Gabby Douglas missed the cut to defend her 2012 gold medal because two of her own teammates, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, bested her score), the U.S. men’s basketball team gave China that work Saturday and three-time […]

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Daily Uplift, Gabby Douglas, Get Lifted, Gymnastics, Rio Olympics 2016 -

Gabby Douglas won the Olympic all-around title in 2012 as a 16-year-old, then took a two-year break from the sport after London to pursue endorsements and other opportunities. Now she’s back — with a reality TV show and a Barbie doll in her likeness — and she’s hoping for a chance to defend her all-around […]

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Dominique Dawes, ESPN The Magazine, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles -

Dominique Dawes was one of only seven to make it to the Olympic team in 1996, out of millions of girls who practice gymnastics. Aside from the near impossibility of this achievement, there were even more predetermined challenges set for Dawes from the moment she entered the gym, simply because the sport wasn’t cultivated for […]

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Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, Rio Olympics 2016, Simone Biles, Teen Vogue -

If strong is beautiful — and it is — how perfect is it to have two Olympic athletes on the cover of a major fashion magazine that targets teenage girls? That the athletes are Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, both pint-sized, muscled-up, amazing gold medalists who are black — that’s a potential game-changer for a […]

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Daily Uplift, Gabby Douglas, Get Lifted, Rio Olympics 2016, Technology -

Want to channel your inner Gabby Douglas? You can do just that from your smartphone. The two-time Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter to announce she is joining the world of emoji owners. She released her new app called “Gabbymojis,” which features her gymnastic moves in GIFs, emojis and stickers, and will include some motivational […]

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Editor's Picks, Forest Whitaker, gabby douglas, Herman Cain, jaden smith, Jesse Jackson, Larry King, List, Macklemore, michael moore, Quvenzhané Wallis, tom brady -

Cleveland from The Cleveland Show and activist Rev. Jesse Jackson Professor Farnsworth from Futurama and CNN talk […]

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Black History Sports, Gabby Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Gymnastics, Hair Controversy, Living, Natalie Hawkins, News, USA Gymnastics -

Gabby Douglas’s historic run at the 2012 Olympics in London may be over, but interest in the world-class gymnast is just beginning.

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theGRIO REPORT - Douglas has shared with reporters that she believes her dead beat dad is partly responsibly for her mother's financial insolvency due to his failure to pay child support, and other forms of abandonment...

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2012 Olympics, College, Gabby Douglas, Gold Medal, HBCU, London Olympics, News, Olympics, Spelman College -

theGRIO REPORT - Gabby Douglas isn't even a high school senior yet, and she may already be getting recruited for college...

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2012 Olympics, Gabby Douglas, Inspiration, London Olympics, NBC Website, Olympics -

NEW YORK (AP) - Gabby Douglas is golden when it comes to online popularity, too...

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C-Walk, Dougie, Entertainment, Gabby Douglas, Grills, Hip Hop, International Olympic Committee, K. Michelle, Lil Wayne, Michael Phelps, Music, Paul Wall, Ryan Lochte, Serena Williams, Slideshow, Sports, Swim Thugga, Young Jeezy -

theGRIO REPORT - American hip-hop culture has found its way into the hearts of Olympians all the way across the Atlantic Ocean in London...

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2012 Olympics, Balance Beam, Flying Squirrel, Gabby Douglas, Gold Medal, Gymnastics, London Olympics, News, Olympics, Sports -

LONDON (AP) - After bobbling and wobbling her way across the balance beam this summer, the bubbly 16-year-old promised she'd get things cleaned up in time for the Olympics...

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Balance Beam, Gabby Douglas, London, News, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports -

LONDON (AP) - The 16-year-old gymnast nicknamed the Flying Squirrel has won two Olympic gold medals in London and has one last chance at another when she competes in the individual balance beam final Tuesday...

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Atlanta, Bronner Bros. Hair Show, Bronner Brothers, Bronner Brothers 2012, Gabby Douglas, Good Hair, Hair, Living, Style, Travel and Leisure -

theGRIO REPORT - Black hair took center stage in Atlanta over the weekend with thousands converging at the Georgia World Congress Center for the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show...

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Bankruptcy, Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, London, London Olympics, Natalie Douglas, Natalie Hawkins, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, TMZ -

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) - Court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia...

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Cereal Box, Corn Flakes, Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas Flying Squirrel, Gold Medalist, Inspiration, London 2012, London Olympics, News, Sports, Team USA, Women's Gymnastics -

theGRIO REPORT - It is only fitting that Gabby Douglas, Olypmic women's gymnastics all-around gold medalist, appears on the front of the Corn Flakes cereal box...

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Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Gymnastics, Inspiration, London, London Olympics, Mary Lou Retton, Olympics 2012, Opinion, Sports -

OPINION - Gabrielle Douglas re-wrote the record books yesterday, by becoming the first African-American gymnast ever to win the Olympic gold as an individual...

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LONDON (AP) - AP photographer Gregory Bull knew it would come — the moment when Gabby Douglas does that little bit extra...

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