The XXXI Olympiad commonly known as Rio 2016, was inspiring to so many all over to the world.  While most of us got motivated to get off our butts and get active Columbus native Marc Thomas took his insertion in an artistic direction. Thomas began painting in the second grade and went on to paint while studying […]


While the world remains riveted by #Lochtegate, Ryan Lochte‘s fabricated story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, it is not the only scandal that has rocked the Olympic Games through the years. Here are 5 Olympic scandals that occurred on and off the field: Ben Johnson  Ben Johnson shocked the world with his […]


When I played basketball in college there was no WNBA. There were no endorsement deals with women gracing the cover of cereal boxes. The ability to see someone like me on television, someone I could look up to and emulate, was sparse. Cheryl Miller was it for me in basketball and Flo Jo in track. […]


See Simone Biles’ road to Rio unfold on Instagram.


From Tommie and John’s Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, here are some of the most memorable moments for African Americans in the Olympics.

National, News

After being carried off the track at her last meet, Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross is leaning on God to qualify for the final Olympic games of her career. A hamstring injury at the American Track League meet in Atlanta earlier this month resulted in the previous 400 meter gold medalist missing out on the […]


https://twitter.com/ElaineWelteroth/status/733709580115542018 Teen Vogue is breaking barriers. The publication has hired its first Black editor-in-chief. On Thursday, Teen Vogue announced that Elaine Welteroth has been appointed editor-in-chief. The role was formerly held by Amy Astley. “Elaine, Marie and Phil are fearlessly at the forefront, inspiring young trendsetters with their sophisticated take on emerging fashion, beauty and […]


(Credit: GETTY/INSTAGRAM) One teen gymnast is having an incredible year and has now been awarded one of the highest accolades an American athlete can attain.…


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Oprah Winfrey sat down with Gabby Douglas and her family in Iowa to discuss her recent gold medal winning victories at the London Olympic Games. Do you think the subject of hair came up? Read the entire story on TheGrio.com  

Sports, Videos

This is another reason why the Olympics are great. It’s always special when a small country, like The Bahamas, earns a gold medal in something. It may be one thing for the U.S. to win a gold medal. But when a gold medal is won by the Bahamas, the world stops. Check out the video […]

It turns out that the Women’s Basketball Team dominated the Olympics with their superior play and amazing athletes. While it was the men that got the hype and coverage,  (because this was the most sexist Olympics ever!) the women were moving toward an unprecedented fifth consecutive gold medal win. Read the entire story here: