9 Things Black Women Did To Close Out The Olympics That Made Us Proud
With 121 medals earned, 54 more than Great Britain, which came in second in the medal count, it’s safe to say that the U.S. pretty much dominated the Olympics in Rio. Many of those gold medals were earned by Black women who broke records and made history along the way. And watching them do big things, from saying “Black Girls Rock” while collecting their gold medals on the podium, to embracing one another as a sisterhood, and even showing the world the diversity in Black beauty and Black bodies, their success could literally bring tears of joy to your eyes. And at a time in this country when we’re often left feeling much less than respected, shining on the main stage was something all of us needed to witness to be encouraged, and to be reminded that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.