For the first time in American history, three Black swimmers joined the Olympic Team when it traveled to London this past summer. Lia Neal placed
fourth in the Olympic trials, becoming the second African American woman
to join the United States swim team, and Sabir Muhammad was the first Black swimmer to set an American record. What makes their achievements remarkable is that they shattered the myth that African Americans cannot swim.
The island of Sal in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, gets
thousands of tourists each year. Nicknamed the "Hotel de Charme," the hotel Odjo d'Agua, located on the beach,
opened in March 1999 and it was just named by TripAdvisor as the second
best hotel in Santa Maria, Sal.