All this month, TheGrio.com is also partnering with popular location tracking site Foursquare to offer special offers and “badges” for people who check in at one of more than 100 historical locations relevant to African-American history throughout the month. Foursquare users can unlock a Black History “badge” by following TheGrio at foursquare.com/thegrio and checking in at more than 100 locations across the country that have been identified as historically relevant to black history. Each location will also have a special historical “tip” that will be displayed explaining the historical significance to the black community.
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 on Twitter (@thegrio with hashtag #thegrios100).
The Grio, which takes its name from the West African word for storyteller,is a breaking news and opinion site dedicated to African-American culture. The Grio is a leading online resource, their efforts inlcude a highlight of “100 History Makers In The Making” and their “GameChangers Media Project” focused on using film to change the negative stereotypes of black men so often seen in the media.