Black girls everywhere are “running” it! Figuratively and literally. Holding it down at the office, in their homes and in the many places where sweat and high heart rates are involved. Healthy is totally the new sexy and my heart literally skips a beat every time I see my sistahs pounding the pavement alongside me in Central Park.
However truth be told, this wasn’t always the case, which is why I love my favorite FitGirl’s Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks over at Black Girls RUN! They have teamed up with other sweat-lovin’ divas around the nation and have taken their healthy tips and secrets on tour. Their already-established running teams show up in packs and I had the pleasure of experiencing the New York stop this month. Simply put, it was quite a RAD Experience! So you guessed it– I had to share. Keep reading and learn how to “preserve your sexy” too.
Get Your Rear In Some New Gear
If anyone knows how to “do it all,” it is certainly HBO Def Poet, singer and health advocate Shanelle Gabriel. When she is not gracing us with her sensational talent and heartfelt lyrics, she can be found either training for a race or getting other fitness fanatics race ready at New York’s infamous running store Jack Rabbit. She was first to hit the stage during the BGR event and hooked us up on the ones and twos of the importance of proper FitGirl gear. “We have specific shoes for ladies night out and a special bra for that special dress, therefore the same rules should apply for our workout gear,” said Gabrielle. The cutest shoe on the rack may not be the best pair for you, so next time you’re browsing the shoe department, make finding your sole mate your number one goal. And, while you are out there, show your twins up top some love too. The perfect sports bra is waiting for you sis, so get fitted and get your rear in some new gear. For more gems from Shanelle follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"