american athletes

2

Venus and Serena Williams just made tennis history … again

  • Venus and Serena Williams are the oldest women to compete at the Australian Open for the Grand Slam final in the modern tennis era.
  • “This is probably the moment of our careers so far,” Serena Williams told reporters, according to CNN. “For me, I can definitely say for me.”
  • Venus Williams is 36, and Serena is 35, and together — over the course of two decades — they’ve changed the face of tennis by becoming two of the most prominent and dominant African-American athletes of all time. Read more

follow @the-movemnt

Eliza:look around look around at how lucky-

Hamilton:LUCK🤣 what looks like luck is actually skill💯💯💯my grind never stops❌🛑later haters😈😈😈👋federalist papers 51:85 🙏🙏🙏rip pip 🤧💀

Joe Poek, “La terreur du Texas” = Joe Poek, “The Terror of Texas”
1919
Glass plate negative
Press photograph by Agence Meurisse (Paris)
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie

1957 Ticker-Tape Parade down Canyon of Heroes for Althea Gibson, Winner at Wimbleton

On July 6th, 1957 Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title. When she arrived back in the United States, New York City honored her with a ticker-tape parade down Broadway.

Footage: Archive Films/Getty Images

2

Malcolm X : “My advice always to brother Cassius is that he never do anything that will in any way tarnish or take away from his image as the Heavyweight Champion of the world, because I frankly believe that Cassius is in a better position than anyone else to restore a sense of racial pride to not only our people in this country but all over the world. He is trying his best to live a clean life and project a clean image, but despite this you’ll find the press is constantly trying to paint him as something other than what he actually is. He doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink; in fact if he was white they’d be referring to him as the All-American Boy, like they used to refer to Jack Armstrong.”

huffingtonpost.com
Gabby Douglas Got Beautifully Honest About The Olympic Backlash She Faced
"I literally felt that the world was against me."

“And I didn’t qualify to certain competitions that I worked so hard for. So when people didn’t get that, like, [they would say] “Oh, why is she mad?” Because I literally broke my body for this sport. If you don’t get what you want, like a job or something, you’re gonna be sad! It’s human nature. So when people didn’t get that, I was devastated.” 

“As African-American athletes, you’re just kind of almost held to a different standard,” said Muhammad. “And even though you’ve won a medal and you’re standing on the stage representing your country, there’s always someone that’s gonna pick a photo with a fine-tooth comb and say, ‘Oh, well this is what makes her unpatriotic, this is what makes her different.’” 

Man Crush Monday: Joe Kovacs

The Olympics are only a few weeks away, and one of the athletes I’m most excited to see in action is sexy shot putter Joe Kovacs. 

The man is gorgeous. Exactly my type. He’s 6′0, 276 lbs of beefy, and has an adorable face. He looks like a cuddly teddy bear that I’d love snuggle with. 

Rio will be Kovacs first Olympics. He’s currently the world record holder in shot put, which he won in Beijing last year. 

Joe is also a fellow Pennsylvanian, which makes me like him even more. He hails from Bethlehem, PA. He’s only 27. I have no idea how long shot put throwers careers usually last, but hopefully this big sexy man has a long one ahead of him. 

When I think of my vision of the perfect man Joe Kovacs is definitely what comes to mind. Hopefully he brings home the gold! 

4

Malcolm X, his wife Betty and their daughters Attallah, Qubilah, and Ilyasah visit Muhammad Ali (then still known as Cassius Clay) at his training camp in Miami, Florida. January 1964.  

usatoday.com
'Supergirl' stuntwoman kills it on 'American Ninja Warrior,' dressed as Wonder Woman
Move over, Gal Gadot.

“Meet Jessie Graff, the Supergirl stuntwoman and American Ninja Warrior competitor who made history (again) on the show, where advanced athletes compete in near-impossible obstacle courses.

In season five she was the first woman to qualify for the city finals. In this season, she’s the first woman to conquer the new 14.5 foot Warped Wall (aka SUPER HARD) in the Los Angeles qualifiers.

And she did it all while wearing a Wonder Woman costume. Because, we repeat, she is a real-life superhero. Watch the glory for yourself.”

Source

GO JESSIE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“YOU’RE A WONDER, WONDER WOMAN”