Serena Williams Is the Greatest
By Vann R. Newkirk, Jul 11, 2016
Last week, for me, was about Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the list of names of hundreds more black bodies that they joined. It was about protests and it was about anger. […] It was about grief, and it was about my personal despair that the curtain of racism, inequality, rage, and violence that has covered the country since time immemorial may never be lifted.
Saturday, though, was also about Serena Williams and the magic of her easy 7-5 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon. For over an hour I had a respite from digesting and covering a week of pain as I watched Serena blast serve after serve and raise a single fist in joy after the final point was won. On Saturday Williams claimed her 22nd women’s tennis Grand Slam title, tying Steffi Graf for the most in the Open Era. On Saturday, she swatted away any—already dubious—claims that she might not be the greatest. Continue reading
Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles make US gymnastics team for Rio Olympics
CONGRATULATIONS ARE in order for Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles who will represent Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Rio.
Three-time world champ/four-time national champ Simone, 19, and the 2012 Olympic all-around champ Gabby, 20, dreams came true when they were named as members of the team after the Olympic trials last night (July 10).
Simone, who has been deemed unbeatable by many, had an automatic berth onto the team by walking away with the top spot at the trials, with a total score of 123.25. Continue reading
by Dionne Character
Mi mind, stuck in the school zone
as my people slow me up, with their foolish thougths
thinkin’ I think I’M BETTER THAN THEM when my
whole life has been so slow, like a snail with salt on his
back, My eyes continue to burn like, Cayenne Pep’R the
numbers continure to get higher, hotter like crawfish as
the southern waters run deep like the Mississippi, Continue reading