Category: The Hero No One Knows

TikToker Gives Selfless Homeless Man A Makeover And A Roof Over His Head To Start Over

By Simona Kitanovska A TikToker gave a homeless man a complete makeover by shaving his beard, getting him access to a shower, and donating food and shelter. Activist Mahmoud Itani, 35, met Mounir when filming a video in which he was giving out donations made by his followers. Itani, who is based in Beirut, Lebanon,

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Devoted Brother Climbs Mountain In Blindfold Tribute To Blind Sister

By Simona Kitanovska A devoted brother climbed a mountain blindfolded during a three-day challenge to find out what his incredible blind sister faces every day. Brave Ed Smith, 21, said it was “pretty special” to walk in the footsteps of his blind-from-birth sibling, Harriet Smith, 31, while admitting the hair-raising feat was terrifying at times.

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Coaches, Wrestlers Grapple With Life After Parkland Massacre

By Lem Satterfield Kenny Gendason has never forgotten the horrific shooting. When Nicholas Cruz, 19, opened fire with an AK-47 at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School on Valentine’s Day in 2018, Eagles’ wrestling coaches Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon were among the three staff members and 14 students murdered. Gendason was among the

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Kentucky City’s Incubator Seeks To Produce More Black-Owned Businesses

By George A. Willis Two years ago, Dave Christopher knew something had to change. COVID-19 shut down his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, in the spring of 2020. Many businesses in his city didn’t survive, while others barely managed with the help of grants and Paycheck Protection Program loans. But Christopher took a closer look and

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Mykal Manswell Manages To Maintain As Mental Health Advocate

By Lem Satterfield Mykal Manswell speaks with maturity beyond his years, especially when addressing mental health concerns among African Americans related to racism and the pandemic. The 25-year-old former college football player referenced racial suffering having affected blacks since the birth of America and beyond during an interview with Zenger. “The African-American community has unfortunately

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Ashley Mudge Celebrates Juneteenth, The Women Of Color Expo As Artistic Empowerment

By Lem Satterfield Ashley Mudge is powered by art. She finds meaning in the upcoming June 17-19 Women Of Color Art Expo (WOCAX) at the downtown lakefront in Columbia, Maryland, and the message of empowerment it conveys. “When you feel like giving up, push harder. Talk to other women and share experiences. Never be afraid

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Bright Future: Former Hoops Star Shares His Knowledge Of The Game On And Off The Court 

By Percy Lovell Crawford Torris Bright once scored 70 points in a high school basketball game and distributed 21 assists in another. He took his talents to Louisiana State University (LSU) in the early 2000s where he was a four-year starter and attached his name to several records. Bright’s life after college has featured some

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