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This Day in Black History: Aug. 2, 2012
Gabrielle Douglas won an Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics on Aug. 2, 2012....


Gabby Douglas Donates Olympic Items to Smithsonian
Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is donating personal items to the Smithsonian's National Museum o...


Jay-Z and Rihanna to Perform at 2012 Olympics Bash
Jay-Z and Rihanna will headline the massive London Arts Festival during the summer games....


Emeli Sandé Performs at London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The UK singer was the only female vocalist to hit the stage....


Runner Without Country to Compete at Olympics
Despite having no passport and officially no country — and at one time very little hope — 28-year-o...


Gabby Douglas Wins All-Around Gold at Olympics
Gabby Douglas of the U.S. won Olympic gymnastics gold in women's individual all-around....


Blind Swimmer Vivian Stancil Makes a Splash at Senior Olympics
Once afraid of the water, the 67-year-old retired school teacher is now a champion swimmer....


Serena Williams Covers Vogue 's Olympics Issue
Serena Williams covers Vogue's Olympics issue. NBA star Dwyane Wade is also featured among this yea...


Michelle Obama to Lead Olympic Let's Move Campaign
Communities can organize fitness activities through Meetup.com....


London 2012: Black Locals Feel Forgotten
The Root Exclusive: In the shadow of Olympic Park, neighborhood residents talk broken promises....


Seven Cameroonian Athletes Disappear at London Olympics
Seven Cameroonian athletes, including boxers, a swimmer and a soccer player, have gone missing whil...


London Failing: Romney Stumbles Throughout His First Day Abroad
Mitt Romney earns Olympic gold medal for the number of gaffes made on his "listen and learn" tour a...


Commentary: Mitt Romney’s Olympic Blunders Highlight a Bigger Problem
Mitt Romney might go for the gold in horse dancing, but he won’t be winning any medals for foreign ...


Kobe Bryant Wants Shot at Second Olympic Gold Medal in 2012
The Laker has told people he wants a shot at winning a second gold medal after leading Team USA to ...


Gabrielle Douglas: 'My Goal Is to Compete in the 2016 Olympics'
The champion athlete talks her biopic, The Gabby Douglas Story, and shares her dreams for gymnastic...


Olympic Hopeful Boxer Speaks Out About Incest and Sexual Abuse
Olympic hopeful boxer Quanitta "Queen" Underwood's bravery is inspiring and will encourage others t...


Commentary: Being Comfortable With Gabby Douglas’ Backflips and Buckshots
The furor over Olympian Gabby Douglas' hair should make Black people look at what we really think o...


This Day in Black History: Sept. 12, 1913
Jesse Owens, track star and Olympic medalist, was born on Sept. 12, 1913. He won four gold medals i...


Wimbledon Waives All-White Dress Rule For Olympics
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon is brightening its wardrobe for the 2012 Olympics. Organi...


U.K. Police Arrest Over 160 in Weekend London Riots
The violence broke out in the north London suburb of Tottenham on Saturday night amid community ang...

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