Nominations for everyday heroes can be submitted through May 1
Allen Media Group’s news/entertainment media platform TheGrio (www.thegrio.com), recently launched an official call for nominations for the inaugural TheGrio Heroes initiative, via the platform’s website.
TheGrio Heroes are about the everyday heroes in the world dedicated to the community and the culture. Some have been working unheralded for years and others are emerging. They all share a determination to make a significant impact on our communities and humanity. TheGrio Heroes have demonstrated outstanding goodwill and achievements for the benefit and welfare of our communities, leading by example through service and finding solutions with compassion, dedication, and determination.
“We are excited to bring TheGrio Heroes initiative for public participation as we continue to elevate the TheGrio brand globally,” said Byron Allen, founder/chairman/CEO of TheGrio parent company, Allen Media Group. “TheGrio is about amplifying and celebrating excellence every day and everywhere.”
“Black people are central to the fabric of American culture,” said Geraldine Moriba, SVP, news, entertainment and empowerment, TheGrio. “We are honoring people who uplift, support and build the Black community by moving us forward.”
Anyone is encouraged to nominate single individuals of African-American descent whose accomplishments occurred or continued after Dec. 1, 2021. More information about TheGrio Heroes, including descriptions of categories and frequently asked questions can be found at https://thegrio.com/heroes
Submissions will be accepted through May 1, and Grio Heroes finalists will be selected by the community as they write about the heroes in their community who impact and change lives daily. These individuals share a determination to make a significant impact on their communities, and humanity as a whole.
Keeping in mind community impact, innovation and influence, an editorial committee at TheGrio will conduct the first round of evaluations and choose a select number of nominees to move forward to the next round.
The general public will vote online on picking the top 10 finalists. From there, the person with the most votes will be announced this summer and named as the inaugural TheGrio Hero for 2023.
In 2016, Allen Media Group purchased TheGrio, which features aggregated and original video packages, news articles, and opinion pieces on topics that include breaking news, politics, health, business, and entertainment. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has more than 100 million annual visitors.