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African Americans in Action Sports

It's Black History Month and Kidzworld takes a look at some African Americans who are making names for themselves in the extreme sports world!




James Bubba Stewart

James Bubba Stewart

One of the top supercross stars in the world today, James "Bubba" Stewart. is also one of the first African Americans to break into the sport. Under the encouragement of his dad, James started riding motorcycles at a very young age. James was one of the greatest amateur riders of all time winning nine national titles! He turned pro as a 17 year-old kid and has dominated the sport ever since. Bubba is a true pioneer in his sport and has encouraged a lot of black youth to follow in his footsteps.

Stevie Bell

Stevie Bell

Stevie Bell's snowboarding career has really taken off in the last year. The Salt Lake City, UT native is a 20 year-old boarder who adds a different flavor to the snowboarding world. He is a member of the Forum Snowboarding Team where he has already appeared in a few movies. Stevie is a very talented snowboarder who has a bright future and is paving the way for more African Americans who want to hit the slopes.

Stevie Williams

Stevie Williams

Philadelphia native Stevie Williams is a professional skateboarder. Being one of the only black skateboarders in his city, he was constantly teased at skate parks because of his race. The taunts didn't stop Stevie from doing what he loved, as he is making a great career out of skateboarding today. He is sponsored by Reebok and DGK skateboards and has appeared in a number of skate movies. He was even featured in several of Tony Hawk's video games.

Ramelle Knight

Ramelle Knight

Ramelle Knight is a professional rollerblader who is trying to take freestyle rolling to the next level. Ramelle certainly has all the tricks to keep audiences amazed. He hails from New York City and brings the hip-hop culture to the sports. His skating crew, Dipskate, is made up of young, hip and black freestyle rollers. We think it is just a matter of time before Ramelle becomes a household name!

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"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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