Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Hair we go. Gabby Douglas made history Thursday night. And we, black folks, repeated it. For the better part of two evenings, while America's sweetheart led the U.S. to team gold and then held off two Russians for a historic individual gold in the prestigious all-around, black folks debated her hair via social media. Comedian Chris Rock, the producer of the 2009 documentary Good Hair, had to be at home cackling and rolling a blunt. Our $9 billion-yearly obsession with straightening, lengthening, curling, coloring and Europeanizing our hair was interfering with celebrating Gabby's total domination of the Summer Olympic's top sport. Look, I'm an expert on inappropriate, poorly timed joking tweets, but this was a child ascending to new heights and, one leap at a time, elevating the very people ridiculing her. "For real though nobody wanted to go to London to do Gabby Douglas' hair." "Gabby Douglas is a beast. I wish her mama would do something about her hair though." Search "Ga...
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  • Why do we as people continue to waste valuable time and social resources on stupid, non-productive, trivial matters such as the "hairstyle" of a young, aspiring African American girl living out her Olympic dream?

    This young lady's overall accomplishments since pursuing her Olympic dream far exceeds her sweating out her "natural" hair!

    So to all of Gabby's haters out there, please take a moment to notice:

    This young lady won two gold medals, and the (cash) prize money for every gold medal won in this years Olympics is worth $25,000, which mean's that Gabby has already earned at least $50,000 before taxes.

    Add to that the new 5 year, $10 million dollars endorsement Gabby just signed with Kelloggs Corn Flakes, and there's NOT a hairstylist in the world this young lady can't afford!

    If people (namely Gabby's haters) would focused more on the ignorance "INSIDE" of their own heads instead of what's on top of Gabby's head....this wouldn't even be a topic!

    As a proud African American man, I salute this brave young lady immensely for helping to open doors of hope, and windows of opportunity for many other young, aspiring, African girls, NOT only in the United States, but throughout the entire world.

    "Congratulations Gabby!

    We are very proud of you!"

    @ http://www.bmawufbp.blogspot.com

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