In celebration of Black History Month, TheGrio.com will launch “TheGrio’s 100: History Makers in the Making Class of 2011,” today. TheGrio’s 100 will highlight African-Americans in business, education, sports, science and the environment, media, service and activism, politics, health, pop culture, and the arts who are making a difference.
TheGrio’s 100 will be featured across NBC news outlets like NBC News, MSNBC and msnbc.com. They will also make use of “several” social media platforms to engage with the community. One of those platforms is Foursquare, where you can now unlock your very own Black History Badge.
TheGrio is working with Foursquare, the location-based mobile application, to generate branded content and create a Black History “badge” that users can unlock by following TheGrio on foursquare and checking in at 100+ locations across the country that have been identified as historically relevant to Black History Month.
It’s good to see such an interesting use of the Foursquare Tips feature. Some of the stops include Morehouse College, the Black Soldiers Memorial, and the African American Museum of Dallas. Check out foursquare.com/thegrio to see what spots you should visit. You can also follow TheGrio’s 100 on Facebook and on Twitter (@thegrio with hashtag #thegrios100).
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