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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:11 AM

She got the Job Done!

"Today we have Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, but not too long ago, gymnastics was almost exclusively white. Black gymnasts continue to make strides, break down barriers, and have fun while they're at it.

UCLA Gymnast, Sophina DeJesus, brought down the house with her floor routine at a recent meet. As soon as T-Wayne's "Nasty Freestyle" came on, we knew what to expect. Sophina promptly whipped, hit dem folks and completed another tumbling pass.

It was Black as hell, and we loved every second. Sophina scored a 9.925 for the routine."
http://shine.forharriet.com/2016/02/watch-this-gymnast-whip-dab-and-hit.html#axzz3zZMqnkrG




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Reply She got the Job Done! (Original post)
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 OP
LiberalArkie Feb 2016 #1
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #9
bravenak Feb 2016 #11
LiberalArkie Feb 2016 #14
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #25
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #24
bravenak Feb 2016 #26
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #27
bravenak Feb 2016 #28
1StrongBlackMan Feb 2016 #2
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #10
1StrongBlackMan Feb 2016 #18
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #20
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 #3
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #12
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 #22
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #23
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2016 #4
randys1 Feb 2016 #8
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #13
bonniebgood Feb 2016 #5
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #15
brer cat Feb 2016 #6
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #16
rbrnmw Feb 2016 #7
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #17
OneGrassRoot Feb 2016 #19
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #21
handmade34 Feb 2016 #29
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #31
Number23 Feb 2016 #30
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #32
Tarheel_Dem Feb 2016 #33
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #34
qwlauren35 Feb 2016 #35
Kind of Blue Feb 2016 #36

Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:01 AM

1. Very Good, Thank you

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:16 PM

9. You're very welcome, LiberalArkie!

I hope she gave you some energy on this Monday

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:23 PM

11. I do love it.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:26 PM

14. I think I have watched it about 4 times today, and about to go again. It is just so very good.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:48 PM

25. I know, just came back for another

viewing!

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Response to bravenak (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:47 PM

24. What?!? Aww, Bravenak!!! So glad to see your name

written by your very own self!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:48 PM

26. Hiiiii!!!

 

I try to keep my drama out of this group on purpose!
But this was nice.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:55 PM

27. Look at all of those hearts!!!

You are loved by many.
However, whenever you want to post, you know we long for what comes out of your briliant mind

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:04 PM

28. You are too nice!

 

I think some hearts might be hate hearts? Hopefully not, lol!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:05 AM

2. Posted to for later. eom.

 

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:17 PM

10. I hope you enjoy the changing routine of gymnastics!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:38 PM

18. Actually ... for years, my sister has coached City Recreation Gymnastics/Tumbling Team ...

 

there was never a time that the kids DIDN'T do their routines to hip hop.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:41 PM

20. YES, indeed! I didn't do gymnastics but we fought

for a drill team at my high school so we could do our thing - always a hit, of course!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:58 AM

3. Awesome! GO BRUINS!

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:24 PM

12. I don't know much about sports so

I thought I'd better check before saying ditto or something.

I don't get it. I see the Bruins are a hockey team, basketball team. I'm confused.. Though I can agree that she's awesome!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:38 PM

22. Bruins are the UCLA mascot

 

And UCLA is my alma mater.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 08:10 PM

23. Thanks for clearing that up!

I'm in the state, too, but further down. GO BRUINS

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 08:10 AM

4. I watched a little of this last night after becoming frustrated with the Super Bowl game.

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 01:59 PM

8. Panthers fan? I am a Raiders/Niners fan and thus hate Denver but last night I

had Denver fans watching at my house so we all were hollering for Denver.

Not much to holler about, kinda boring.

Red zone offense by Denver is abysmal.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:26 PM

13. Ooh, I'm glad I missed that. Whatever happened

I'm sure would frustrate me, too! I'm glad this meet with Sophina DeJesus was an excellent substitute for the Super Bowl.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:47 AM

5. Damn Awesome. thank you! nt

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Response to bonniebgood (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:27 PM

15. Indeed! And you're very welcome :)

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 09:57 AM

6. That is one sassy woman..

energetic, bold, saucy, and unbelievably cool. Her talent is huge, but it's the flair that made me thrilled and awed watching her. "It was black as hell": yes indeed, as it should be!

Thank you Kind of Blue! I hope we get to see much more of her as she should go far with that kind of talent.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:32 PM

16. My Gawd, Sophina DeJesus' exuberance

took me thru a ridiculously hectic workday. I needed to see her energy, boldness and a little bit of sass!

"She should go far with that kind of talent," and I'll be on the lookout ready to chee her on!!!

You're very welcoe, brer cat. My pleasure!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:04 AM

7. Thank You

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:35 PM

17. You are so welcome, rbrnmw!

It was a pleasure sharing Sophina DeJesus's awesome display of pure talent and joy

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:40 PM

19. WOW!!!!

That was soooooooo much fun!!!!

Makes me want to cry for some reason...all that passion and enthusiasm and young people HAVING FUN doing their thang and doing it BRILLIANTLY.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:43 PM

21. I know I teared up several times. I think it's seeing pure

JOY in motion. So good!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:31 PM

29. LOVE it!



a joy to watch!

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 09:51 AM

31. Yes, Indeed!

And that feeling, after watching 50 time, never stops

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:43 AM

30. That was so much fun!!!

Go girl!! I loved it!

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Response to Number23 (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 09:59 AM

32. I Know she'll get support

to keep doing her heart's desire! Unstoppable

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 04:56 PM

33. Yes!!! She Did That!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:18 AM

34. Oh, some things become an instant classic!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 12:28 PM

35. That was a lot of fun to watch.

Thank you for sharing.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 12:31 PM

36. You're very welcome, qwlauren35!

It's my pick-me-up video when I need just that extra boost. Works every time!

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