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‘You’re Way Out of Pocket’: Black Twitter Erupts After Sha’Carri Richardson Comes for Track and Field Legend Allyson Felix

Sha’Carri Richardson Shoots Down Allyson Felix’s Words of Encouragement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Again, we have no idea what their personal relationship is, but we can all agree that Richardson should’ve handled this situation differently. Especially considering that Felix’s only crime was offering genuine words of encouragement. Advertisement Hopefully, somebody in Sha’Carri’s circle pulls her aside […]

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Simone Biles Thanks Fans for Helping Her Realize She’s More Than Her Accomplishments

Simone Biles Thanks Fans for Helping Her Realize She’s More Than Her Accomplishments G/O Media may get a commission Entering the Tokyo Olympics, Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all time, was universally favored to take home the gold. In part because since 2013, she’s won every individual all-around competition that she’s participated in and […]

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Even if I were to succumb to my most base, and greedy fanaticism, I can’t see how someone who already won gold for her country is doing anything more than just piling on the awards. I mean, did you all really keep on watching intently after Phelps was at Gold medal number 7? I do feel bad […]

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An Alleged Sexual Predator Gets to Compete at the Olympics While Sha’Carri Richardson Is Stuck Watching From Home. Make It Make Sense

Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images) If there was ever a time that I wish I didn’t have complimentary courtside seats to white male privilege, it was on Saturday when Buzzfeed introduced me to a guy named Alen Hadzic. Advertisement Hadzic, an Olympic fencer, should be living his best life after securing a spot as an […]

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Let’s Play a Selective Memory Game of Watching the Throne With Kanye Due to a Surprise Jay-Z Feature

Kanye West is seen at ‘DONDA by Kanye West’ listening event on July 22, 2021.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) Do you have a hangover after attending Kanye West’s listening party event? There may be a specific hangover from the discourse that occurred on Black Twitter while it was happening—and the discourse is still happening as […]

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With ‘FourFiveSeconds’ Until His Donda Listening Party, Kanye West Does More Things

Kanye West leaves after a game between the Killer 3’s and 3’s Company during the second week of the BIG3 on July 17, 2021; Sha’Carri Richardson in new Beats by Dre commercial.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images), Screenshot: Beats by Dre/YouTube (Getty Images) Hump Day has a specific meaning this week because we have to get […]

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‘She Was Born a Leader’: Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson Dies at 99

In this July 21, 1963, file photo, Gloria Richardson, head of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee, pushes a National Guardsman’s bayonet aside as she moves among a crowd of African Americans to convince them to disperse in Cambridge, Md. Photo: Associated Press file photo (AP) Civil rights activist Gloria Richardson, whose fearlessness was famously immortalized […]

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‘We Want Your Support’: Gabby Thomas Pleads for Black Folks to Watch Olympics Despite Recent Wave of Anti-Black Rulings

Photo: Steph Chambers (Getty Images) After drawing inspiration from 2019 The Root 100 honoree Allyson Felix as a youth, sprinter Gabby Thomas ditched softball and accepted her fate as the future of USA Track and Field. Since committing to the sport, the Florence, Mass., native has battled health scares and a two-year provisional suspension before […]

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It’s Official: Sha’Carri Richardson Won’t Compete in Tokyo Olympics

Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images) On Tuesday, USA Track and Field released its Olympic roster. If you comb through the list of names, you’ll find plenty of purveyors of Black excellence like high jumper JuVaughn Harrison, sprinter Trayvon Bromell, and the ridiculously fast Gabby Thomas. But sadly, one name you won’t see belongs to the […]

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‘I Was Just Trying to Hide My Pain’: Sha’Carri Richardson Speaks Out After Suspension for Failed Drug Test

Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images) *deep, heavy, negro spiritual sigh* Following a failed drug test for marijuana, I regret to inform you all that burgeoning track and field superstar Sha’Carri Richardson will not be participating in the women’s 100-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics. The same 100-meter race that she dominated at the Olympic Trials […]

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Gabby Thomas Sets The Track on Fire With Second-Fastest 200 Meter Dash of All Time

Gabby Thomas celebrates after winning the final in the women’s 200-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.Photo: Chris Carlson (AP) Remember the name Gabby Thomas when the Tokyo Olympics come ‘round next month. Thomas won the women’s 200-meter dash during Saturday’s U.S. Olympic trials, clocking […]

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Sha’Carri Richardson Is Not to Be Played With: ‘I’m That Girl’

Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images) Sha’Carri Richardson, which is Wakandan for “fast as shit,” celebrated the Juneteenth holiday by earning her first Olympic berth on Day 2 of the U.S.A. Track and Field Olympic Trials. Advertisement Per Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports, the exuberant 21-year-old won the women’s 100m at the U.S. Olympic Track and […]

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