Dual Pride at the Olympics: Should Leo Manzano Have Carried Two Flags?

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Dual Pride at the Olympics? With all the ridiculous obsessions about “unfair advantages,” “light-skinned, exotic beauties” and “disgraceful hair-dos” flooding around the Olympic athletes these days, it’s hard to avoid the negative hype.  It seems there is a never-ending supply of insults flying around and a whole lot of not-so-wholesome Olympic finger pointing going on. Earlier today, CNN published […]

On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere {Nadirah Angail}

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On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere I can do a cartwheel. That’s about it, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with then-teen gymnast Dominique Dawes. Not only was she beautiful and amazingly talented, but she was brown, and that means something to a brown girl who struggles to find her own […]