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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.

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#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. ✊🏾

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Our CEO @realbyronallen hosted another very special #VoteForYourLife conversation where guest panelist, actress @tiffanyhaddish, sounds off on what’s at stake locally during this election! Listen to her, people! #VOTE

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#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.

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Congratulations to the 2020 #NBAChamps! What better way to honor #KobeBryant? Well done, @lakers! #MambaForever

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The only Christopher’s we acknowledge ✊🏾 To our Indigenous brothers and sisters -- this day is yours. #IndigenousPeoplesDay

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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.

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Happy birthday to #Grammy award-winning entertainer @iamcardib. Watching you come up has been an absolute treat — the real ones remember your original IG days 😂🖤.  No one does it for the #kulture quite like you! Happy 28th!

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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!

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#NPRTinyDesk concerts never disappoint and @jheneaiko’s recent appearance only confirmed that her angelic vocals hit just the same live. Source: @nprmusic

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Today we celebrate Jazz legend, #TheloniousMonk — one of the greatest Jazz musicians and composers of all time. We hope you’re resting peacefully with the greats!

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Host @marclamonthill sits with @yandysmith to discuss the lack of justice we’re seeing in the case of #BreonnaTaylor as well as share thoughts on the role that AG #DanielCameron is playing in it all.

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Vice Presidential candidate @kamalaharris speaks on the possibility of a #Covid19 vaccine during the #vpdebate and the most valid point was raised! Source: @cnn

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Sticking to the status quo will never reveal how amazing you are. Dare to be different! #WednesdayWisdom

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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

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Happy 53rd birthday @ToniBraxton! There are so many ways to describe the type of music this beauty makes but there’s one defining characteristic we can all agree on — soulful. Enjoy your day, Toni!

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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.

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#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.