In case you didn’t know, October is #LGBTQHistoryMonth! Recognizing that LGBTQ+ history is intrinsically tied to #BlackHistory is incredibly important considering the advancement of *all* of our rights would not have been possible without Black activists walking the lines of this intersectionality. This month, theGrio will highlight several key figures who have (and continue to) use their Blackness and queerness to fight for us all.
#GrioFam, we are 21 days away from the #2020Election and our rights, freedoms and democracy are on the line. We implore all of you to make your voice heard -- remember, if our votes didn't matter, #they wouldn't try so hard to disenfranchise and suppress our ballots via long lines, machines 'not working', gerrymandering, illegitimate ballot boxes, and the like. Be informed. Be prepared. Our lives depend on it. ✊🏾
#JoeMorgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman of the @reds passed way in his home on Sunday in Danville, California. Morgan was 77 and suffering from a nerve condition, a form of polyneuropathy. His death marked the latest among major league greats this year. Rest in Peace, Joe Morgan. 🕊 Click the link in bio to read more on who Morgan was and his contribution to major league baseball.
Happy #NationalComingOutDay! Today we celebrate and support those who are finding the courage to share their complete selves. We see you and we’re so proud of you! Continue to walk in your truth and authenticity.
theGrio and Entertainment Studios owner, @realbyronallen, is back with another #VoteForYourLife panel discussion TODAY at 3 PM ET on #FacebookLive. Today, he'll be joined by @adr1600, @tiffanyhaddish, @rdpeebles, @icecube, and our very own VP of Digital Content @natashasalford as moderator, to discuss the economic agenda for the Black community and how we hold politicians accountable once we elect them. We hope to see you there!
Ready for tonight's #VPDebate, GrioFam? Tune in to our Facebook page TONIGHT at 8:30 PM ET where we'll be hosting the #WinWithBlackWomen virtual watch party and live-streaming the debate. After what we're sure will be a showdown between the VP candidates, will be an after show panel discussion moderated by @therealdr.avis. Hope to see you there! #MVPDay #MadamVicePresident #TooMuchToLose #BidenHarris2020
The verdict has come in on another case of Karen and Kevin debauchery. On Tuesday, a grand jury indicted the St. Louis couple who displayed guns while hundreds of racial injustice protesters marched on their private street. Mark and Patricia McCloskey say they were exercising their Second Amendment right and were protected by Missouri’s castle doctrine law. In addition to the felony unlawful use of a weapon charge, the grand jury indictment includes a tampering with evidence charge. Click the 🔗 in bio for more on this story.
#TodayInHistory, #ToniMorrison “who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality" became the first Black woman to be awarded the #NobelPrize in Literature. Her words have inspired countless generations and continue to open literary doors for so many.