Gabby Douglas is the youngster that’s been garnering the brunt of headlines for her Olympic feats, but boxer Claressa Shieldsis another teen deserving of recognition. The Michigan native grabbed the gold medal Thursday (Aug. 9) in a 19-12 victory against Nadezda Torlopova of Russia. At just 17-year-old, Shields dominated her 33-year-old opponent during the bout.  According to reports, the teen even […]

At the halfway point of the 2012 Olympics there have been many compelling story-lines. You have Gabby Douglass being the first African-American to win the Gold individual Gold in gymnastics. Missy Franklin dedicating her swimming victories to victims of Aurora. And we can’t forget Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of All-Time. So who […]

Before U.S Gymnastic women’s team won gold and Gabby Douglas became the first African American gymnast to win all around, Dominique Dawes was the first African American female to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. As a member of the “Magnificent Seven” at the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dawes became the first female African-American gymnast to […]