Moor Olympians: Rio games of 2016

We all know the Olympic games is a world stage for the best athletes in it to compete for well, just to say their the best honestly. The 2016 games are currently held on Rio De Geneiro Brazil.  The fact that Rio won the bid to host the games should make all “Moors” across the globe happy and proud the games are hosted in a black country especially in a time where we have “Moor” candidates that’s ever competed during one of the highest stages of racial tension in the U.S.

However, we can’t forget what’s given in the flashing lights often times doesn’t compare to what’s being simultaneously taken in the shadows.”-Mallence Bart-Williams. While Rio won the bid unfortunately, it’s at the expense and exclusion of the populations poorest parts of the country.

Learn more of how South Americans felt about the games in Rio here…..

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/08/brutal-crackdowns-hidden-poverty-how-preparations-for-the-

Unfortunately, most of the glory of the world is built on the backs of the Moors and the indigenous. So not to expect the rightful and appropriate representation of our accomplishments and contributions, actually isn’t too surprising for countries who continues to sell the American Lie, instead of actually living unbiasely by the principles of the American dream.

For those living under rocks, there was a huge uproar over the Medias mis/under-representation of 1st time gold medalist of the “100 Meter Free of the 2016 Rio games”, the 1st black woman to compete and win a gold in this event, making the Moor culture proud, and leaving her footprint history, Simone Manuel!!! Take a peak at fan reactions below:

 

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So unfortunately, as you can see the video has been removed!  Again, I’m not surprised. Did anyone else notice the commentator’s superhero reference???

You can’t have British commentators saying stuff like:

 “And now we’ve finally got a superhero, the island nations can finally compete now and the future is looking bright.”

Why do you think she’s crying during our National Anthem???  Do those look like genuine tears of joy???  What do you think she is thinking??

If I had to guess I’d say it’s a bitter sweet moment. She is very proud for her accomplishment,  but has a heavy heart in coming to terms with the fact that will barely do anything to reflect the reality of its’ impact on the systematic mistreatment and racism of people of color in this country and worldwide. Making history for a country that hates, fears and despises you would give anyone a heavy heart.

Black media stands strong and will proudly do the honor of giving our “Moor Olympians” the coverage and cudos they have earned!! So although there is mobility in our unity and has proven to be effective we also have to remember how and where to redirect that same unified mobility where it benefits us most, supporting each other! For those who forgot what that looks like…

For those of us who has forgotten who we are, we dedicate this song to you!

And now…. a tribute to our real life superheros of today, leaping over hurdles or obstacles, breaking boundaries and making history, bringing us through the middle of the year strong and with the biggest bang…BOLD & GOLD….The Moor Olympians of 2016:

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Simone Manuel made Olympic history in Rio when she became the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in swimming. Manuel set an Olympic and American record to tie for the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 13: Gold medalist Michelle Carter of the United States celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Shot Put on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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United States’ Jeff Henderson shows off his gold medal during the men’s long jump medals ceremony in the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Usain Bolt claimed his third consecutive Olympic gold medal this week and is known as the fastest man in the world!
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Gabrielle Douglas of the United States poses for photographs with her gold medal after the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for women’s vault on day 9 of the 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Arena on Aug. 14, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
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Justin Gatlin celebrates after winning silver in the men’s 100-meter during the athletics competitions of the 2016
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Canada’s Andre De Grasse celebrates after winning bronze in the men’s 100-meter during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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epa05485720 Gold medalist Elaine Thompson of Jamaica is flanked by silver medalist Tori Bowie (L) of the USA and bronze winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica (R) during the medal ceremony for the women’s 100m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT
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Silver medalist Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot of Kenya and gold medalist Almaz Ayana (R) of Ethiopia during the medal ceremony for the women’s 10000m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 August 2016. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA) Details

“Moor” Olympians of the world have been breaking boundaries and setting new limits and standards since they started letting us compete in the games. You can only be the best when measured against the best. Take a peek at some of the other under-exposed trailblazers below:

“Out of 555 athletes on the U.S. Olympic team, 126 of them are Black. Some 68 of them are competing in various track and field events—traditionally the most popular competition among Black athletes. Perhaps for the first time in Olympic history, the women’s tennis team is predominantly Black with Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens joining the Williams sisters in Rio.

Among the 126 Blacks, 36 of them are gold medalists. With fresh talent, rising stars and the determined Olympic hopefuls, the 2016 Summer Games may be colored with Black and gold.

Moor Olympians from all over the globe compete in the prominent games”- The Chicago Crusaders’.

Although we are making monumental impact in the games, we are making little to no improvement of equal treatment in this country. We are smart enough to know what history looks like when it repeats itself. Dear America, we are done letting you pee on our heads and tell us its raining outside. Despite how many lies to tell us to make us forget, we know and remember “we never needed you to have us, we got us!!!”

For all the “Moor” Olympians of the world, thank you for being the hope and inspiration needed in the world. On behalf of Embody Amoor and all the Moors the world, we are forever proud and grateful. When you are “Moor, we are Moor”

Congrats to you all the history makers!!!

Embody Amoor love flow, because Love 💘 grows “MoorLove” let go!

#Simone Manuel

#Michelle Carter

#Jeff Henderson

#Usain Bolt

#Gabrielle Douglas

#Simone Biles

#Justin Gatlin

#Andre De Grasse

#Elaine Thompson

#Tori Bowie

#Shelly-Ann Fraser

#Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot

#Almaz Ayana

 

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