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T.O.B.E.'s Blog – February 2010 Archive (5)

Making History, Shani Davis Collects Second Gold in Winter Olympics

Feb. 18, 2010- Putting race aside, on Wednesday, 27-year-old Shanie Davis won the 1,000- meter men's speed skating event- becoming the first man to win back-to-back 1,000- meter Olympic speed skating gold medals. His 6'2 frame towered the typically shorter speed skaters as he sped to the finish line during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, crossing the finish line in 1 minute and 8.94…

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Added by T.O.B.E. on February 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

T.O.B.E.: Jackson Mubiru - The Other Black Experience



Jackson Mubiru built the first skate park in Uganda, which is the only skate park in East Africa. He also created the blog Uganda Skateboard Union. "Skateboarding may be commonplace in the United States or Europe but remains very rare in East Africa. "The first time I saw someone on a skateboard was on TV", remembers Mr. Mubiru. "At the beginning we were only four or five guys, but it is steadily… Continue

Added by T.O.B.E. on February 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

"T.O.B.E. - The Other Black Experience" with Afro-Punk



Mainstream media would make us think that being Black means being a pimp or a ho. Well obviously we're not having that! Here we'll be showcasing outstanding Black individuals, their achievements, their lifestyle and more. People who do cool stuff for their community, people who succeed where they're not expected to, people who break boundaries, you name… Continue

Added by T.O.B.E. on February 4, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

T.O.B.E.: Euzhan Palcy - The Other Black Experience



First Black woman to direct a feature film for a major Hollywood studio.

Euzhan Palcy is an award-winning film director from Martinique whose movies often deal with resistance to oppression. She believes that filmmakers have a responsibilty. "We can show people a situation - shed light on it without preaching".

Palcy moved to Paris in 1975 to study literature and cinema. To convince investors to finance her first full-length movie, she had to showcase her talents…
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T.O.B.E.: Shani Davis - The Other Black Experience



First African-American Olympic Speedskater

Shani Davis was born on Friday, August 13, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his mother, on the south side, he started roller-skating at local rinks at age two. Shani joined the Evanston Speedskating Club at age six and within two months started competing locally. By age 8, he was winning regional competitions.



Davis earned spots on both the long track and short track teams at the 1999 junior world championship,…
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Added by T.O.B.E. on February 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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