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 pop […]

The 20-year-old's return to the podium is her first win before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August. Douglas finished strong, earning a score of 60.165 during the competition.

Looking for a person to root for during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics? Certified star-gymnast Simone Biles should be your top pick.


Michael Phelps’ medals make him the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Phelps has won 28 medals: 23 gold, three silver, and two bronze. After the 2012 London Olympics, the then 27-year-old U.S. swimmer retired after picking up six medals, four gold and two silver. He bid the pool adieu having won a total of 71 […]


Who is Cullen Jones? Jones is an African American swimmer who, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, holds the world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay. Cullen helped set that record—3:12.46—at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he became only the second black American swimmer to win a gold medal. At the 2012 London […]


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Tommie Smith, who famously raised his fist as a symbol of Black power in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City is selling his gold medal and sneakers he wore during the Olympics according to USA Today. Smith’s famous fist salute caused a great deal of controversy. Originally Black athletes had planned to boycott the Olympics […]

Fifty-year-old, seven-time Olympic sprinter Merlene Ottey surprised many last week when she appeared at the European championships.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fresh from its successful hosting of Africa’s first World Cup, South Africa said Tuesday it will bid to bring the Olympics to Africa for the first time in 2020. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it would “formally oversee a bid for the 2020 Games” and encouraged potential host […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Marion Jones hasn’t lost much of her swagger.

RICHMOND, British Columbia — The color of the medal mattered, not the color of his skin. All Shani Davis was thinking about was gold.