KFC surprises military mom, twin daughters with reunion (1/11/12)
Haiti women’s soccer offers country rare hope (1/28/12)
Chicago street named after comedian Bernie Mac (2/28/12)
U.S. postal worker saves life of British cancer patient (3/15/12)
Memphis will finally name a street after Martin Luther King Jr. (3/15/12)
Ten-year-old saves younger brother from shooting (3/30/12)
Middle school chess team wins National High School Championship (4/17/12)
Street squash raises grades and spirits at Harlem school (4/25/12)
Bucs symbolically sign paralyzed player Eric LeGrand (5/2/12)
High school senior overcomes homelessness to land spot in Ivy League school (5/29/12)
Man wrongly convicted of rape man scores NFL tryout (6/8/12)
Fifteen-year-old Malcolm Jefferson heads to college (6/14/12)
NYC bus driver catches autistic girl falling from window (7/17/12)
Gabby Douglas wins Olympic gold in individual all-around (8/2/12)
Ole Miss selects its first black homecoming queen (10/15/12)
Statue of Fannie Lou Hamer unveiled in Mississippi (10/11/12)
108-year-old South Carolina woman casts her first vote ever for Obama (10/29/12)
Chicago teacher headed to ‘Jeopardy’ finals (11/19/12)
Jet magazine features first black male couple in weddings section (12/4/12)
Letter to Santa makes wish wish come true for Compton girl (12/5/12)
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Compiling a list of the year’s most positive and uplifting stories isn’t as easy as it should be.
But this year, there were inspirational moments that made us glad we took the time to search.
Gabby Douglas captured the world’s heart when she made history at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to win a gold medal in the individual all-around competition. She also became the first gymnast to win both the individual all-around and team gold in the same Olympics.
This year, Ole Miss crowned its first black homecoming queen and a postal worker reminded us all how little it takes to save someone’s life – even if you don’t know who they are.
Other uplifting moments of the year include a young chess wizard leading his middle school team to a national title and a New York-based squash program helping students achieve in athletics and academics.
Make sure you take time to reflect on all of the ‘Good News’ that happened in 2012.
Trust us, it’s worth it.
Click here to check out theGrio’s most uplifting stories of 2011