Black Olympic Athletes

Simone Biles
After attacking Simone Biles last week, Piers Morgan is now congratulating the Olympic gymnast for her return to the Games.
/ August 3, 2021
Marcell Jacobs is the surprise winner in the men’s 100M in the Olympics, USA’s Trayvon Bromell doesn’t make the final.
/ August 1, 2021
The US men’s basketball team has experienced its first defeat in 25 games, making Olympic gold a harder feat.
/ July 25, 2021
Naomi Osaka returns to tennis after a mental health break, saying she feels ‘refreshed’ and ‘happy’ in Olympic debut.
/ July 25, 2021
The US gymnastics team led by Simone Biles struggled in the opening competition, qualifying in second place next to Russia.
/ July 25, 2021
Soul Cap
The International Olympic Committee has denied an application for swim gear Black-owned brand Soul Cap, and folks are outraged.
/ July 1, 2021
Simone Biles
Simone Biles is leaving her Nike partnership behind to pursue a more values-aligned opportunity with Athleta, a woman-run activewear brand.
/ April 23, 2021
The changes will apply to the Olympic trials, but not the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which is run by the International Olympic Committee.
/ March 31, 2021
Simone Biles soaks up some son in Belize on bae-cation with her NFL boyfriend Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens.
/ March 10, 2021
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
OPINION – Sometimes I feel bombarded by the negative images of women who look like me on reality television. But two weeks of Olympics coverage was like a breath of fresh air complete with a cast of beautiful, triumphant black women…
/ August 14, 2012
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO REPORT – His story is a prime example of what can happen if you never give up and believe in yourself…
/ August 13, 2012
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
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…
/ August 9, 2012