UCLA Gymnast Slays Floor Routine with These Favorite Hip Hop Dances

BY: - 10 Feb '16 | On the Web

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Her routine was anything but routine. By now, the very hip hop and swag-full floor routine by UCLA Bruins gymnast Sophina DeJesus has made it’s internet rounds with over 19 million Facebook views. It’s a routine that had her teammates jammin’ with her from the sidelines and the crowds cheering in the stands.

But what got them so fired up? While she slayed on her tumbles and masterfully stuck her landing, it was the dancing that has us all like “What!” We watched her “whip,” then we watched her “naenae.” And, for good measure, she even channeled her inner Cam Newton and unapologetically “dabbed” like a boss.

We think she “hit the quan” just right with her score of 9.925 which helped give her team the win for the night. Check out her amazing routine below.

DeJesus may not realize what she did, but she brought the grit of hip hop into the sacred halls of traditional gymnastics. Sure, it’s a NCAA meet, but it’s another signal that black is back by popular demand. Every time we turn on the TV, our culture is on fleek, and I, for one, am proud.

BMWK, Did you see any other hip hop dances in her routine? What are some of your favorite dances that you think would slay in a gymnastics floor routine?

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Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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Adding Insult to Injury, City of Cleveland Does the Unthinkable to Tamir Rice’s Family

BY: - 11 Feb '16 | On the Web

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The city of Cleveland filed a claim against the estate of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by police in 2014, seeking $500 in reimbursement for the ambulance ride.

Assistant Law Director Carl Meyer filed the creditor’s claim in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, NBC affiliate WKYC reported.

Tamir was shot in the torso by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann on Nov. 22, 2014, after responding to a report of a “male with a gun” on the swings at a city park.

It turned out the boy had a pellet gun. Tamir died at the hospital the next morning.

“The Rice family is disturbed by the city’s behavior,” Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra said in a statement to WKYC.

Read the rest of the story at NBCBLK.

BMWK, should the City of Cleveland have sent out this bill?

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