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[Cue Hip-Hop infused Olympic theme music] The 2012 Summer Olympics are upon us and strangely the usually conservative Games have had a number of Hip-Hop relatable moments. Like Ryan Lochte attempting to rock a diamond encrusted grill on the podium, Serena Williams busting a crip-walk after her crushing win over Sharapova and Michael Phelps saluting Jeezy and […]

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Usain Bolt is the definition of true sportsmanship. The world’s fastest man, who hails from the island of Jamaica, took home a gold medal in the men’s 100m race Sunday (Aug. 5). Bolt stopped an interview to pay homage to Jamaican-American athlete Sanya Richards-Ross on her gold medal win for coming first place in the […]


Gabby Douglas and the women of the U.S. gymnastics team are on cloud nine right now. They won gold medals during the conclusion of the team finals at the Olympics in London, Tuesday (July 31), and were congratulated by none other than President Obama. According a tweet sent out by Douglas, the POTUS phoned the […]


Lia Neal has earned herself a bronze medal. The 17-year-old Brooklyn native landed in third place, along with her teammates, in the women’s 4×100-meter relay race. Heading to London was a family affair for the teen. “YAY I have my fam, coach, and best fran here in LDN with me! Wont see them til after […]

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The 2012 Summer Olympics is poised to be a huge ratings grabber for NBC, but it also spotlights a bevy of Black athletes who have broken barriers in their sports. Olympic swimmer Lia Neal of Brooklyn is only 17, but she’s become the second Black woman in her field to make it to the games. […]


Claressa “T-Rex” Shields had all the odds against her and she still prevailed. The 17-year-old from the economically depressed city of Flint, Michigan, is the youngest female boxer competing in 2012 Summer Olympics and has pushed forward in the face of adversity, and sexism, but will faces an even bigger battle as she strives for […]


Polo Ralph Lauren’s aspirations for combining the imagined gentility of European and American nostalgia will reach its logical zenith at the 2012 London Olympiad. Taking the design cues from the flapper days of the 1920s and coincidentally the last time the Olympics were played in London (1924), the ultimate Americana fashion label is Team USA’s official […]