Saturday, August 20, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: #BLACKGIRLSROCK - SIMONE B., GABBY D., & SIMONE M. On ROLLING OUT MAG!!

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In 2013, RIO 2016 4-GOLD MEDAL WINNING Gymnast SIMONE BILES became the FIRST BLACK WORLD CHAMPION at the 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!
DAILY MAIL reports that after the competition, ITALIAN Gymnast CARLOTTA FERLITO made some very disparaging remarks to the press
CARLOTTA FERLITO said;
“I told Vanny [teammate VANESSA FERRARI] that next time we should also paint our skin Black, so then we could win too.” 
In trying to prove that Carlotta Ferlito was NOT Racist, ITALIAN GYMNASTICS FEDERATION Spokesman DAVID CIARALLI actually came across as sounding even MORE Racist, saying;
“Carlotta was referring to a trend in gymnastics at this moment, which is going toward a technique that opens up new chances to athletes of color (well-known for power). Is gymnastics becoming the same thing, to the point of wanting to be colored?”
The really good people at ROLLING OUT Magazine have dubbed Chocolate-Covered TEAM USA GOLD MEDAL-WINNING, RECORD-BREAKING Gymnasts GABRIELLE GABBY DOUGLAS and SIMONE BILES, and; Swimmer SIMONE MANUEL the RIO 2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS GOLD TRIO: BLACK GIRL MAGIC In FULL EFFECT,
The profile the young athletes, briefly describe the RIO 2016 OLYMPIC ACHIEVE,MENTS, and; document how in 2016, these three BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMEN still cannot get their proper just due from MAINSTREAM WHITE MEDIA.
COLUMBUS, OH-native Gymnast SIMONE BILES, 19:
Three-time all-around world champion (2013-15) and now Olympic gold medalist Simone Arianne Biles has won more golds than any female gymnast at a single World Championship; she has 10. This year was her first time at the Olympics and she dominated and executed, flawlessly. And this girl just made her debut in 2013.
How she made us proud at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Biles won gold medals in women’s team all-around, women’s individual all-around, women’s vault, and women’s floor exercise. She took home a bronze medal for women’s beam.
Then the media weighed in: NBC journalist disses Biles’ parents.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA-native Gymnast GABBY DOUGLAS:
From 2012’s Fierce Five to 2016’s Final Five, Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas is no doubt a household name and America’s darling. She, like teammate Laurie Hernandez, won her fi rst gold medal at 16. And she became the fi rst African American to become Olympic all-around champion.
How she made us proud at the 2016 Rio Olympics: Won the gold medal for the women’s team all-around. Then the court of public opinion weighed in, both in support and criticizing her for not placing her hand over her heart while the national anthem played.
HOUSTON, TX-native Swimmer SIMONE MANUEL:
Manuel was born in Houston and began swimming at the age of 5. She attends Stanford University and swims for the Stanford Cardinal women’s swimming team. At Stanford, Manuel is a two-time individual NCAA champion: winning the 50- and 100-yard freestyle in 2015.
How she made us proud at the 2016 Rio Olympics: In the Rio 2016 Olympics, Manuel tied a Canadian swimmer in the women’s 100-meter freestyle as both women touched the wall at the same time in an Olympic-record 52.70 seconds. The U.S. was not favored to win, since an American hadn’t won gold in the event since 1984. Manuel also won a gold medal in the women’s 4x100m medley relay, and silver medals for the women’s 50m freestyle and women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
Then the media weighed in: “Despite her stunning accomplishment, NBC did not air Manuel’s medal ceremony. Instead, the network chose to air seven hours of old footage that showed the Russian gymnastics team,” wrote ro scribe Mo Barnes.
And again, Manuel was disrespected by a racist news headline after her Olympic victory, as noted by ro editor A.R. Shaw.
“Simone Manuel deserves to be honored for becoming the first Black American woman to win an individual swimming event at the Olympics. However, one newspaper decided to tarnish her historical moment by failing to mention her name and only focusing on her race. Moments after Manuel made history, the San Jose Mercury News published her story with the headline, ‘Olympics: Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American.’
-CCG

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