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Rio Olympics: The Value Of Black And Brown Bodies In Sports And Entertainment

The Olympic Games happen every four years and are watched by millions of people throughout the globe. NBC has generated 28.1 million viewers in the first six days for…

Out-Of-Towners Go “Slumming” During Rio Olympic Games

With the Olympic Games underway in Rio, more international tourists are electing to stay in favelas, according to France 24. In the video, four French tourists elect…

Simone Manuel Speaks On The Importance Of Being Black And An Olympic Gold Medalist

Simone Manuel made history Thursday night (Aug. 11), when she became the first female African-American swimmer ever to win an individualized Olympic event. Manuel and…

UFC’s Amanda “Lioness” Nunes First Openly Gay Champion

At the age of 28, Amanda Nunes has not only become the first Brazilian UFC bantamweight female champion, but she’s also broken barriers as UFC’s first openly gay champ…

Stunning Journey Traces Links Between New Orleans And Rio

Getty photographer Mario Tama has spent the past 22 months documenting life in Rio de Janeiro. Leading up to the 2016 Olympics, Tama captured the complexities of the…

Photo Essay: Brazilian Graffiti Artist Attempts World Record With Olympics Mural

While athletes of all sizes and backgrounds, across all sectors of sports and gymnastics, aim to bring home the gold, Brazilian graffiti maven Eduardo Kobra, 40, is…

An Uber Driver’s Dream Of Seeing His Son Compete In The Olympics Becomes A Reality

The Opening Ceremony for 2016’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, kicked off on Friday (Aug. 5), and thanks to a good samaritan, Uber driver Ellis Hill got a chance to…

Olympic Athletes Are Competing Big And Living In Squander Conditions In Rio

Every four years we get to see athletes from all over the world compete for Gold for the sake of their native land. We’ve come to know legends such as Michelle Kwan…

Has The 2016 Olympics Already Failed Brazil?

While U.S. athletes ready themselves for the 2016 Olympics, protests have exploded in Brazil’s capital days before the games even started. The country’s recent…