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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

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'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

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 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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ShenkelBoy
ShenkelBoy posted in Basketball:
Cavs bruh they lit
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Xtreme Sports:
Of course we can! It's true that we're a little less strong physically, but we can. "Can't" means just that, we can't. And that's wrong. It's true we have to deal with all that physical pain (I can whine about it for agesss) and mental pain too. And that some of us cry easily. But that's because we feel pain! So although we are less strong physically as I said earlier, girls can also think up ways to surprise someone in a fight. And that's a good thing to do to someone who laughs at a girl and says they cant fight.
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PitbullLover777
Cheer-leading is a sport - most people think that it is not - but it is Yes it looks like they are just cheering on the football players - but their routines and being able to hold up girls over their head takes strength, and they work really hard to make everything look good.
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ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
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ererie
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