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Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes On The Historical Significance Of 'Hidden Figures'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.15.2016 | Black Voices

Dominique Dawes wants to help push the stories of three visionary black women to the forefront of America’s history after taking a special interest ...

Olympic Gymnasts Simone Biles, Dominique Dawes, And Nadia Comaneci Partner In 'The Evolution of Power' Video

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Anique Y.M. Hameed

Three generations of Olympic gymnasts have partnered with Tide Pods for The Evolution of Power video to highlight the evolution of the sport that they...

Spotlight on Health: A Timely, Powerful, Life Changing Visit With First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House

Maimah Karmo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Maimah Karmo

On March 15, as an advocate, I was more in awe of her than ever -- in how her vision to help our youth live healthier lives has changed the lives of millions and will continue to do so for years to come.

My visit to The White House & the Let's Move! Event

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Kiley Smith

This post is a surreal one for me to write. I am still in a utter amazement that my visit to the White House truly happened. Since I was a little girl...

Five Athletes Who Performed on Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports
Danny Groner

On Broadway, much like in the big game, you only get one shot at the glory. Here's a look at five athletes who have gone for it on The Great White Way and lived to tell the tale.

Is Dominique Dawes Copying Michelle Obama's Style?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.19.2012 | Style

Looks like the two have been trading more than fitness secrets.

Beyond February: Black History and The Importance of Discovering Institutional Memory

Charles Howard | Posted 10.20.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

The presence of people of African descent on numerous teams across the globe is an open invitation to explore historic and contemporary migration patterns - both voluntary and involuntary - to broaden our perspectives about the world around us.

Thank You Dominique Dawes and Gabby Douglas

Kiratiana Freelon | Posted 10.06.2012 | Black Voices
Kiratiana Freelon

Although Gabby was the winner, I couldn't stop thinking about Dominique Dawes, and how she paved the way for Gabby and started my obsession with Olympic Sport. Gabby also closed a chapter in my life. She won the Gold Medal that I wanted Dominique to win.

Young Olympic Hopeful Could Make History

Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

Aptly nicknamed "Flying Squirrel," 16-year-old gymnast Gabrielle Douglas defies gravity, a feat that might make Olympic history at this summer's games...

Former Olympian Dominique Dawes Reflects On Gold And God

Kim Washburn | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Kim Washburn

Elite gymnast Dominique Dawes knows how it feels to stand on the highest podium with gold around her neck. And she knows how one misstep in an exacting sport means going home early.

Remember Dominique Dawes? The New Challenge She's Trying To Win

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.10.2012 | Black Voices

Fifteen years ago Dominique Dawes became the first African American to win an Olympic gymnastics individual event medal. Her epic stand-in for injured...