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Star-Spangled Fingernails: Florence Griffith-Joyner and the Mediation of Black Femininity

In the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, local runner Florence Griffith (who later added the Joyner) burst onto the international scene. The relatively unknown runner earned two silver medals; however, the fame Griffith garnered actually stemmed more from her colorful, four-inch long fingernails and clothing decisions than her speedy feats. 1,712 more words

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The Indiana Pacers want to bring back Flo-Jo jerseys

(Correction: The headline and this post have been changed to reflect a statement from Indiana Pacers spokesman David Penner that the Pacers will not wear the uniforms against the Knicks. 107 more words


Happy Birthday Flo-Jo!

On this day in 1959, a glamorous athlete by the name of Delorenz Florence Griffith Joyner is born. She will win three gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olymic and a silver medal in the 1600-meter relay.   64 more words


Woman Crush Wednesday: Flo-Jo

Florence Griffith Joyner is my #wcw.  I was fascinated by her when I was a little girl.  She had everything I admire- style, speed, strength and confidence.  70 more words

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The World's Outstanding Women (WOW): Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo)

Throughout history women have made their mark in a wide variety of ways.  Each Saturday I plan to highlight one of these remarkable women.  There will be no limit to the areas of history that I may include; however as a guide I will look to the month of their birth, the month of their death or the month associated with their mark in history when I select them.  1,725 more words


Vertailun vuoksi: Zürich

Mitä sunnuntaijuoksija tekee, kun hän ei urheile? Tietenkin kyttää urheilukisoja kahdesta eri lähteestä! Huomasin, että Ylen suora tv-lähetys EM-kisoista oli noin puoli minuuttia netin suoraa lähetystä edellä. 391 more words