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The partnership has created a new black history foursquare badge. You can earn the badge by following theGrio on foursquare and then checking-in to the 100 or so venues that theGrio has selected as historically significant to black history.
The badge is in honor of Black History Month and is only available during the month of February.
According to theGrio, along with your badge, you will also get a tip “explaining the historical significance to the black community” with your venue check-in.
I always enjoy seeing how brands and the media are able to use geo-location apps like foursquare creatively for more than restaurant and bar deals. Deals are great, but kudos to theGrio for infusing a little education into the fun.