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The National CARES Mentoring Movement Third Annual ‘For the Love of Our Children’ GALA was a night of celebration and black excellence in our community. Award-winning broadcast Journalist, Tamron Hall, and Professor and best-selling Author, Michael Eric Dyson, hosted the event Monday night, in New York City. The honorees were Actress and Activist, Cicely Tyson; Minister and NAACP Leader […]

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25 Days of Sweetness, Community, MGM National Harbor -

When the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area learned of MGM National Harbor’s influx into the community, there was both excitement and apprehension. Now, one year and 6 million patrons later, the goals set by Prince George’s County, the establishment’s home location, have been met. Job creation, community engagement, minority partnerships and philanthropy are on the rise. Nightclubs, restaurants, […]

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Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Internet Essentials, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympics, Philanthropy, The Next Chapter, Track And Field -

Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated track and field. She’s widely known for her stellar track and field career that produced six Olympic medals, four World Outdoor Championships gold medals and earned her a spot in the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, but giving back to communities across the country is where her true passion lies. […]

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Setting a weight loss goal for personal or health reasons can present challenges if there is lack of direction. Deciding to live a healthy lifestyle is the first step. Setting the goal is the next. But it can have no real meaning if there is no direction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Christmas, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Tyrese -

Actor and R&B singer Tyrese Gibson has taken Atlanta by storm in the last week, helping to raise a record amount for the United Negro College Fund’s annual Mayor’s Masked Ball and hosting two parties for needy families. Gibson, who goes by just Tyrese, told children in attendance that he wanted them to “do things […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Jay Pharoah, NBA, New York Knicks, Saturday Night Live, SING -

Christmas time is here. Family may be visiting and children are likely bouncing off the walls. Movie time at home may be a good thing to do but if you’re like NBA star Carmelo Anthony, you’ll want to go out to the theater. The New York Knicks guard hosted a private screening on Monday of […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, LeBron James, NBA, Sports Illustrated -

LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers paid off. He rallied the Cavaliers from a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals to deliver the city of Cleveland its first major sports championship since 1964. And now, he’s being honored. On Thursday, Sports Illustrated announced that James is the 2016 […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Community, Get Lifted, NFL, Protest, Social Activism -

UPDATE—Colin Kaepernick made a promise and this quarterback has certainly put his money where his mouth is. It was just last September during a postgame news conference, when the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback — who has still not been signed with any team this season — pledged to donate $1 million to different organizations […]

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Community, Dr. James Hutchinson, Get Lifted, HBCU, Health -

When this nonagenarian wakes up, he’s planning to see his next patient. It’s a trait most doctors possess. But this doctor has been practicing medicine for more than a half-century. As if that in itself isn’t undefeated enough, 93-year-old Dr. James Hutchinson also happens to be the first black doctor in San Mateo, California. Hutchinson […]

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Christmas, Community, Larry Jefferson, Santa Claus -

A black Santa Claus will greet children and pose for Christmas photos at the Mall of America (MOA) for the first time in the mall’s 24-year history. Landon Luther — owner of the small photo studio inside the mall for 10 years called the Santa Experience — looked far and wide for a more diverse […]

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Community, Harris-Stowe State University, HBCU Education, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, LeMoyne-Owen College, Morehouse College, Most Undefeated 2016, Prairie View A&M University, United Negro College Fund, Xavier University -

Get your pitch on. Rules of engagement: 10 teams. Five to six members per team. Four-and-a-half minutes to state your case. Students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) doing the stating. Slide shows. Power Point packages. Video visuals. And the most important: the vocal presentations from the students themselves. Because the right voice and […]

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Charles Barkley, Clark Atlanta Panthers, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, NBA -

NBA great Charles Barkley is known for being vocal about black issues spanning from Black Lives Matter to policing in the black community. But he doesn’t mind giving back. On Tuesday, the former Auburn All-American and retired NBA Hall of Famer announced on WJOX radio in Birmingham, Alabama, his donations to two historically black colleges […]

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Community, Daily Uplift, Doug E. Fresh, Health, HIV/AIDS, Patti LaBelle, Reed For Hope Foundation, Robi Reed, World AIDS Day -

In 2009, a reported 33.3 million people were living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Although more are living longer, the fight must continue. So legendary singer Patti LaBelle — a well-known HIV/AIDS awareness advocate — joined other artists as a headlining act at the Keep The Promise concert on Wednesday in Los Angeles. LaBelle believes the fight […]

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Community, Get Lifted, Milwaukee, National Museum of African American History and Culture -

It took more than a century for the National Museum of African American History and Culture to open its doors, but Milwaukee residents won’t have to wait nearly as long for the return of its own museum dedicated to the plight of blacks in America. Last week, the Milwaukee Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development […]

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Berry Gordy, Community, Daily Uplift, Detroit, Ford Motor Company, Get Lifted, Motown -

What do Ford Motor Co. and Motown Records have in common aside from sharing the city of Detroit as their home? According to the Motown Museum website, legendary music executive Berry Gordy modeled the hit-making machine after the Ford Motor Co.’s assembly line. It was 1959 when Gordy launched the company that dished out hits […]

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Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Jason Taylor, Miami Dolphins, Mike Pouncey, NFL -

When one former Miami Dolphins defender and a current Dolphins center come together for an epic table-tennis battle, the outcome benefits children. On Monday, retired NFL player Jason Taylor and Pro Bowler Mike Pouncey met up for the CHG Healthcare JT’s Ping-Pong Smash 13 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Proceeds from the event […]

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Buy the Block, Community, Daily Uplift, Entrepreneurship, Get Lifted -

Investing in real estate can be confusing to some, and just plain tedious and frustrating to others. But founder and president of Buy Black Economics (BBNomics) Linda P. Smith is hoping to ease those concerns by encouraging and helping black Americans to invest in communities by creating a group investment platform called Buy the Block. […]

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Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted -

As fans prepare for regular-season basketball, the Chicago Bulls are playing another important game outside of its home court. On Tuesday, the Bulls will team up with the NBA, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), Youth Guidance Becoming a Man (BAM) program and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to host a community basketball tournament at the […]

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Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health, Nadine Burke Harris -

Part of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’ mission is to prevent, screen and heal. The 40-year-old pediatrician is using this approach for children experiencing toxic stress that could go unnoticed and lead to other childhood ailments. Stress is the body’s way of responding to increased threats. When a person feels stressed, the nervous system alerts the […]

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Community, Education, Get Lifted, Let Girls Learn, Michelle Obama, White House -

Education is dear to Michelle Obama and with less than 100 days left as first lady, she is still working tirelessly to ensure necessary steps are taken to help adolescent girls around the world obtain an education. Tuesday was declared the International Day of the Girl and Obama made a big announcement involving new commitments […]

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Blair Underwood, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, GIVE, NBC -

Blair Underwood is best known for his versatile roles. Whether playing a villain in a thriller or a suave ladies’ man, Underwood has proven throughout his 30-plus years of acting that he can do it all. Now, the 52-year-old actor and producer has taken on a more charitable role and is receiving some shine for […]

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Alfre Woodard, Community, Entertainment, Gentrification, Harlem, Justice, Luke Cage, Mariah Dillard, Marvel, Police, Video -

‘Luke Cage’ is a bulletproof black man fighting in the streets for justice — and he just might be the hero we all need. Marvel’s highly anticipated Netflix series premieres Friday, and theGrio got the scoop with cast member and award-winning actress Alfre Woodard. In the show, Woodard plays a Harlem politician named Mariah Hillard, a Howard […]

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Alfre Woodard, BLM, Community, Entertainment, Harlem, Justice, Luke Cage, Mariah Dillard, Marvel, Police, Profiling, Terence Crutcher, Tulsa, Video -

Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard says she's watched the most recent shootings of unarmed black men with sadness, but the shooting death of Terence Crutcher hit home...

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Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Pencils of Promise, Wiz Khalifa -

Grammy-nominated rap artist Wiz Khalifa donates backpacks to Pittsburgh students and recently joined with Eminem to donate bottle water to residents of Flint, Michigan. He has extended his benevolent endeavors to many other organizations. Now he’s teaming up with Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit agency that focuses on global education, to headline its 2016 PoP […]

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Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Hazel Ingram, Hillary Clinton -

Meet Hazel Ingram. She’s 93 years old. You might remember when she made headlines last year while working as an office cleaner in Manhattan for over 60 years. Or maybe you spotted her in July during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where she joined Philadelphia airport workers in their fight for higher wages. Now […]

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Business, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, NBA, Postmates -

Want to learn an easy way to invest dollars and cents from items you purchase every day? All-Star forward Kevin Durant may be able to help. Durant invested his coins in Acorns, an investing app that allows users to keep up with their daily purchases and automatically invest the leftover change into a low-cost, exchange-traded […]

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Business, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Jibril Sulaiman, Technology -

Meet Jibril Sulaiman. His story is the backdrop of the Drake lyric “started from the bottom now we’re here.” The 35-year-old entrepreneur said he was just trying to solve a problem with his own wireless company when he decided to begin Pay Sell Co. The company has grown rapidly, so much so that he was […]

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Barack Obama, Community, Daily Uplift, Education, Head Start, Sylvia M. Burwell, Valerie Jarrett -

Early childhood education is important for all children. The sooner kids are able to learn certain classroom techniques, the easier it could be for them to navigate through traditional and nontraditional learning environments, studies have shown. Since 1965, more than 33 million children nationwide have been able to ask the question, “What are we going […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Community, Daily Uplift, Dominique Dawes, Get Lifted, Harlem, Simone Biles, The Next Chapter -

It’s an early Tuesday morning in New York City. More than 200 people are gathered at the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. Saws and hammers can be heard. Right in the midst of the crowd is Olympian Dominique Dawes sporting a hard hat, and she’s in on some of the construction. At first glance, […]

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Body Image, Community, Daily Uplift, Gabby Douglas, Get Lifted, Misty Copeland, Simone Biles -

In July and August, espnW’s weekly essay series will focus on body image. When I was younger, I used to have the same recurring daydream in gym class. If we were playing softball, I would dream I hit the ball and sprinted to home plate because I deserve to be there, not because my classmates […]

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Body Image, Community, Daily Uplift, espnW, Get Lifted, Roz Mays -

In the world of pole fitness, Roz “The Diva” Mays, 31, is an anomaly. At 230 pounds, she’s not the type of woman you’d expect to see spinning on a pole — let alone leading the class. But the certified pole instructor and personal New York City trainer is doing just that. Mays grew up […]

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Chris Bentley and Carlos Miller have been friends since middle school. They shared a vision to give homeless people a place to clean up. So they founded Live Fresh Palm Beach County, a mobile shower and personal hygiene facility in Florida. According to the Palm Beach Post, the nonprofit’s goal is to offer assistance and […]

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