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Biniam Girmay is a 24-year-old bicyclist from Eritrea, NBC News reports. No stranger to history-making, Girmay was thrust into the spotlight two years ago after becoming the first Black rider to win in a Grand Tour, the term for the three major three-week races: the Giro, the Tour, and the Spanish Vuelta.

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The poster child for Black excellence.

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Glenn Burke (Photo: NNPA) 

Glenn Burke, a former outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the first openly gay MLB player, is credited with inventing the high five during a game against the Houston Astros in 1977.

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Sha'Carri Richardson (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) 

Sha’Carri Richardson won the 100-meter final at the Olympic trials this weekend, securing her spot on the US Olympic team for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics—her first time competing in the Games.

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Viral food critic Keith Lee (Photo credit: keith_lee125/Rolling Stone Magazine) 

We love to see Keith Lee making moves!

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A real-life princess story!

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This young artist is capturing hearts and imaginations around the world.

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Minnie Minoso (AP Photo/File) 

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene calls the move “long overdue.” Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen says he is doing some “deep diving” into some Negro Leagues players that he hadn't heard of before.

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For decades, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were celebrated as the greatest figures in baseball, with Ruth hailed as the best player and Cobb as the premier hitter. However, these narratives often excluded African American athletes whose contributions were underreported or dismissed. This exclusion persisted despite the talents that led to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in 1947 as the first Black player in the modern Major Leagues.

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NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) 

The Hall of Famer made the announcement Thursday at the Make Good Famous Summit after receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award. His return to South Florida, where he spent much of his storied NBA career, was purposeful. He and his family felt they had to move California after his daughter, Zaya, came out as transgender in 2020. Wade says Zaya was inspirational in creating Translatable and share the award with her. 

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