While watching the 2012 Summer Olympics and seeing so many beautiful black women dominate the field during the Womens 4×100 and 400 meter races, I could not hold back the tears. There were so many moments for one to be proud of as our women continued to win gold in these areas. With history being made, they continued to set and break world records. Because of this, Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) salutes our women of the 2012 Olympics. Thank you Queens for showing us all what hard work, dedication and a dream looks like. These women gave all Black Women a reason to be proud, young and old. They conquered as a team, and individually capturing medals in gold and silver.
Women’s 4x100m Team – Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter
Women’s 4x400m Team – DeeDee Trotter, Sanya Richards-Ross, Allyson Felix and Francena McCorory
This wouldn’t be a celebration without a salute to our young hero – Gabrielle Douglas! This young lady showed up and showed out, and put everyone on Alert – she is a shining example of what having the right support, talent and where with-all will take you. She is the 1st black young lady to win gold in the Women’s Gymnastics All-Around competition.
Thank you Gabrielle Douglas, you are an inspiration to every little black girl with a dream! We love, support and appreciate you:)
Photos courtesy of NBCOlympics.com and GabrielleDouglas.com
Peace and Love,