Team GB’s first black female swimmer bids to overturn Olympic ban on swimming cap that fits over Afros and dreadlocks. Source: Distinct Today
Alice Dearing, UK’s first black female swimmer was initially told the Soul Cap — specifically designed to fit over locs, braids, and natural curls and coils — could not be worn at the Olympics because it did not fit “the natural form of the head”. However, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) is now reconsidering the ban promising to review the cap, “understanding the importance of inclusivity and representation.” Dearing wrote in the Soul Cap website, ‘People used to tell me my hair was ”too big” for the cap — never that the cap was too small for my hair.’
Thank you to all the swimmers who have given their thoughts and experiences when it comes to the barriers to swimming – it's time for change #SwimForAllhttps://t.co/bw9Ytyi0Hk
The USA Track and Field committee said that, “they agree that the rules related to THC should be reevaluated [but] it would be detrimental to the integrity of the U.S. Olympic Team trials for Track and Field if they amended their policies only weeks before the Olympic Games.”
Richardson was suspended for 30 days last week after she tested positive for marijuana following the U.S. Olympic Trials. She’s since apologized and said though she won’t be an Olympic Champ this year she promises will be a world champ next year.
A man who was wrongly imprisoned for 44 years is being released Thursday, after a judge overturned his conviction.
Ronnie Long was sentenced to 80 years in prison for rape and burglary, was released last week after a federal appeals court determined that Long, who has always maintained his innocence, had been a victim of “extreme and continuous police misconduct.”
As soon as Harris was officially named as Joe Biden’s running mate, a post started circulating she was not a natural-born U.S. citizen because her parents were not citizens at the time of her birth. (Source: FactCheck.org)
Civics 101: “To serve as president, one must be at least 35 years old, have been a resident of the United States for at least 14 years, and be a ‘natural born Citizen’ (Article II, sec. 1 of the Constitution). Additionally, one cannot have already been president for more than a term and a half (22nd Amendment).”
Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964, which under the U.S. Constitution makes her a natural-born citizen with no eligibility issues period.
More Facts: Harris’ parents divorced when she was very young and her mother raised her and her sister as a single parent instilling the importance of education and civil rights. Maya and Kamala’s mother died of colon cancer in 2009.
.@KamalaHarris was raised by her single mother, who confronted racism for her Indian accent, believed to be less-than despite being highly educated. Fighting for women of color has been a constant refrain in Harris’ political life. pic.twitter.com/VY8hbr8OdP
A Delta spokesperson told the MLive.com media outlet that the flight was delayed because the passengers “were non-compliant with crew instructions.” The flight did take off again and land in Atlanta after being delayed by the return to Detroit.