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'Just Tell Me If I'm Broke Or Not' — Simone Biles Reveals Her Request For Advisors When It Comes To Managing Her $16M Fortune

Growing up in a Black household, you likely heard the phrase “don’t jump on my furniture.” And as much as many people tried to adhere to the rule, for some, jumping was a natural passion and interest. That passionate sentiment could be said for Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles. With an early interest in the sport since the age of six, Biles, no doubt, took Kriss Kross’ lyrics to “Jump” literally. The Olympic star began competing in competitions by capitalizing on her affinity for gymnastics. It earned her initial first-place prize on vault at the 2012 American Classic, landing her a spot to compete at the 2012 USA Gymnastics National Championships. Biles would be named to the U.S. Junior National Team that same year. After mastering the aerodynamic sport, Biles would earn gold, silver, and bronze medals in the Olympics. She also has won various other world championships. While her sports career is impressive, Biles has leveraged her success as an athlete to make investments and...

Aug 18, 2022

Did You Know Team USA's Gabrielle Thomas Graduated From Harvard With A Degree In Neurobiology?

Gabrielle Thomas emerged as a victor in more ways than one at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After competing against the so-called “fastest woman on Earth,” Thomas brought home a bronze medal for Team USA. Our sister site, Blavity, reports how Thomas felt proud of her achievements, despite not taking home the gold. “It means a lot because I really worked for that one. I fought tooth and nail for those last 30 meters. I did my best. I gave my best effort,” Thomas said. And even though she didn’t win the gold this time around, she hopes to do so in the future. But more than just an Olympian, Gabby Thomas is an intelligent, educated woman. Gabrielle Thomas graduated from Harvard University with a degree in neurobiology, per Washington Post — and eventually wants to earn her Ph.D. while tackling the very real issue of racial health disparity. Currently, per the outlet, she’s continuing her studies at the University of Texas, where she hopes to graduate with a master’s degree in public health....

How The GOAT Simone Biles Became A Multi-Million Dollar Olympic Gymnast

Simone Biles — aka The GOAT — has returned. According to Reuters, Biles stepped on the balance beam for the first time since withdrawing from the Olympic competition and took home the bronze medal. This latest win brings Biles’ medal count up to seven — tying the record for the most medals won by a U.S. gymnast at the Olympics. But Simone Biles told the outlet that she didn’t just hop on the balance beams and knock out the win. Rather, thanks to her well-documented struggles with mental health, she had to subject herself to a battery of psychological exams. “Every day I had to be medically evaluated by the doctors here, and two sessions with the sports psychologists here as well, which helped to keep me a little more level-headed,” she said. “I was cleared to do beam which I honestly didn’t think I was going to be cleared to do last night.” Biles will be remembered not for the number of medals she took home from Tokyo, but for the triumphant way she changed the conversation about...

Years After Dismissal From Nike During Her Pregnancy, Allyson Felix Begins Building Her Own Shoe Empire

Allyson Felix said forget a seat at the table! The most decorated woman in the history of American track and field was once told to “know her place” by Nike executives. Thankfully she knew her worth too. After appearing in countless promotions for Nike during her time with the company, sporting their logo across her racing tops, compression shin sleeves, you name it, the company ultimately failed the Olympian, reports Yahoo!Sports. Felix used her voice to advocate for pregnant athletes to ensure that they wouldn’t be penalized for pregnancy and in turn, Nike told her to “know her place.” In an open letter to the world, Fenix shared: “I’ve been running my whole life. I’m good at it, and I’ve got a lot of medals to show for it. I was scared to stop running, I wasn’t sure I would fully know who I was without it. Like many women, I was afraid that starting a family would be a ‘death sentence’ for my career. I did it anyway. During my pregnancy, I faced a gender injustice that I couldn’t...

Jun 29, 2021

Liberian-American Designer Telfar Clemens Handpicked To Design Liberia's Olympic Uniforms

Telfar Clemens is in his bag…literally! As the world prepares to head to Tokyo for the 2021 Olympics, things are a little different than the previous years. From empty stadium seats to backlash from Japanese citizens having their city serve as the host — the games will certainly be nothing like what we’ve ever seen before. Over the past two decades track and field competitors of the Liberian Olympic delegation have been seen sporting Nike, adidas, and other sportswear machines, but this year they’ve taken it up a notch with uniforms produced by Telfar Clemens, The New York Times reports. The Liberian-American designer has singlehandedly disrupted the fashion system with his guaranteed to be sold-out bags, deemed as Bushwick Birkins, and a direct-to-consumer business model which has made him a pandemic success story. Clemens has now designed genetically spliced unisex designs not just for both the opening and closing ceremonies but his one-shouldered tank along with the track...

Jun 22, 2021