In her first Olympic games Caster Semenya wins Olympic Silver

In her first Olympic games Caster Semenya wins Olympic Silver

“She has toiled out of difficulty to become a symbol of greatness and has shown that it doesn’t matter where you come from. From her small village in Limpopo, where the people are full of poverty, she has become the symbol of a courageous young woman.” –South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula

Claressa Shields became the youngest person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal

Claressa Shields became the youngest person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal

Source: Yahoo! LONDON — Throughout the Olympics’ first women’s boxing tournament, U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields would refer to the ultimate prize as “my gold medal.” After Thursday, she can proudly claim that it is. Shields, 17, defeated Nadezda Torlopova of Russia on Thursday night, 19-12, to claim the gold medal in the middleweight division, in …

Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight smash the record winning gold at the London Olympics

Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight smash the record winning gold at the London Olympics

LONDON — As Carmelita Jeter sprinted across the finish line in the women’s 4×100-meter relay Friday night, she turned to her left and pointed a finger at the electronic clock beside the track as if to say, “Look at what we just did.” A beat later, the board flashed Jeter’s news in bold type: NEW …

Lia Neal wins Olympic Bronze in London on the US swim team

Lia Neal wins Olympic Bronze in London on the US swim team

LONDON — In an American high school, a new jacket or the newest cellphone can be a status symbol. Lia Neal will arrive for her senior year at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan with something tough to trump: an Olympic medal. “Everything was just so beyond my expectations,” Neal said. Read the full …

Jamaican and American women speed to gold at the London Olympics

Jamaican and American women speed to gold at the London Olympics

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Source: ESPN LONDON — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leaned across the finish line of the women’s 100 meters, then looked up at the blank scoreboard for the name of the next Olympic champion. Five seconds passed, then five more. Was it the Jamaican, Fraser-Pryce, or the American, Carmelita Jeter? The race couldn’t have been any …

Democratic National Convention

Black Women in Europe™ blog has official accreditation for the 2012 Democratic National Convention

How exciting is is that we have received official media/blogger accreditation to cover the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in September! This comes on the heels of being elected as a delegate for Democrats Abroad, a huge honor. These serves as confirmation that I am meant to be at the convention to …

Meet Ellen Kountz – An American who grabbed Paris with both hands

Meet Ellen Kountz – An American who grabbed Paris with both hands

Source: Ellen Kountz Ellen was born at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. In 1973 she moved with her parents and two older brothers to the North Shore of Long Island. Upon graduation from Great Neck North High School in 1988 she attended the undergraduate business program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,in Philadelphia. …

Democratic National Convention

It’s official – My 2012 Democratic National Convention Certification

Dear Adrianne George, On behalf of the Democratic National Committee, I am pleased to congratulate you on your election as a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. This email serves as your Official Certification to this historic gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4-6, 2012. As your Secretary, this is one of my most …

Gabby Douglas wins Olympic gymnastic gold in London

Gabby Douglas wins Olympic gymnastic gold in London

Source: NYTimes.com Douglas said she had felt confident all along that she would win. “It was just an amazing feeling,” she said, giggling. “I was just like, Believe, don’t fear, believe.” Just five months ago, Martha Karolyi, the coordinator of the women’s national team, did not think Douglas had what it took to be an …