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Tamyra Mensah-Stock Becomes 1st U.S. Black Woman To Win Wrestling Gold (Tokyo Olympics)

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On Tuesday, American freestyle wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock made history in Tokyo.

Not only did she take gold for just the second time in Olympic history for Team USA’s women’s wrestling, Mensah-Stock became the first Black woman to win gold at an Olympic Games in the sport since it was added as an event in 2004.

Mensah-Stock defeated second-seed Blessing Oborududu 4-1 after seizing points with two takedowns in the first period. Neither athlete scored a point in the second period despite Oborududu’s increasingly desperate attempts.

Both athletes make history

By winning silver, Oborududu became the first Nigerian athlete to win an Olympic medal in wrestling.

After the match, Mensah-Stock, 28, commented on the historic elements of her final with Oborududu.

“I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, look at us representing,’ ” Mensah-Stock said, according to The Associated Press. “It’s so freaking awesome. You’re making history, I’m making history. We’re making history. So it meant a lot.”

She also spoke about her desire to inspire Black girls to pursue wrestling and her family’s heritage in Ghana, where her father was from. Mensah-Stock lost her father while she was in high school — he died in a car crash coming home from a wrestling meet, according to Team USA.

“He would have been the loudest one here,” she said. “He would have been so proud.”

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What Happen at the DJs Union of Ghana Nationwide Health Walk

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The DJs Union Of Ghana (DJUGA) on Saturday organized a historic health walk for Disc Jockeys (DJs) nationwide.

The walk, first of its kind was on the theme: “Healthy DJs, Stronger Industry.”

Over 1,000 people undertook the walk nationwide, which began, in Accra at the Maxmart Shopping arcade through the Liberation Road to Accra Mall, Dwinase GPRTU station through Dwinase township and back to Dwinase station in Western North Region, Ho Dome Park through the Civic Centre

The health walk was supported by Hitz FM, Lucozade Orange, Special Ice drinking water, Milo, Fresher drinks, Soundcheck Entertainment, Cheezy Pizza, Merqury Republic, Superyogo, and Accra Mall.

Participants including veteran DJ and a patron of the association, Reverend Azigiza, founder of the union, Merqury Quaye, interim national vice president, Hubert Kofi Anti, DJ Toyor, DJ Ikon, DJ Yawuzy, Mona, DJ MJ, DJ Emparo, DJ Lomo, Jennifer Ophelia Dzokpo, Miss Intercontinental Ghana 2020, singer iOna, DJ Edita, DJ X and a host of others, were then taken through an aerobic session by Gym Ike, after which participants were advised on health-related issues.

There were activities in including dance aerobics, a special performance by Mona, a football match in Western North, among others.

In an interview, Merqury Quaye, the founder of DJs Union of Ghana (DJUGA), said the purpose was to help maintain the healthy lifestyle of their members, patrons, and partners.

Source: GBAfrica

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Kanye West Drives a ATV in Follow God Music Video

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Kanye took the father for a spin around his expansive 4,500 acres while driving two different expensive all-terrain vehicles (ATV) through the snow

What are ATV Vehicles? 

ATV are Primarily designed for off-road use, ATVs or All-Terrain Vehicles are motorized vehicles meant to scratch your recreational itch. Available in different styles and models, these mechanical monsters are incredibly versatile and customizable depending on their end-use.

Where ordinary cars won’t pass – ATV all-terrain vehicles will easily cope, because their purpose is to pass and sail where it is impossible to pass the principle.

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Ghana’s DJ Katapila to the World

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DJ Katapila is a Ghanaian DJ is known for blending techno and asafo music to create a style that is entirely his own.

Its time for the world to know the singular musical stylings of DJ Katapila. A DJ and a singer, born Ishmael Abbey, who developed a unique sound that got the attention of label Awesome Tapes from Africa manager Brian Shimkovitz and catapulted his career to international realms.

Watch the short documentary as he tells his story of where he comes from and what kind of music he makes.

Documentary from: DAT Films

Music label: Awesome Tapes

Africa manager: Brian Shimkovitz

Watch and enjoy as DJ Katapila’s introduce us to his music, and the sense of Accra’s techno scene.

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