Tru’ish Black Stories: Akeelah’s Spelling Bee Co-Win

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Being the national spelling bee champion may not be the dream of every kid growing up in South Los Angeles, but Akeelah was special. Dear Culture speaks to several people, including her rival Kyla Pratt about what Akeelah’s accomplishments and spelling bee co-win meant for the culture.

Dear Culture

Dear Culture is a weekly podcast keeping us informed on politics, entertainment, and social justice through the lens of culture with a healthy dose of shady social commentary. Hosted by Gerren Keith Gaynor, theGrio’s Managing Editor, and Social Media Director, Shana Pinnock.

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