Because Of Them We Can, a group dedicated to sharing the richness of black history through photography campaigns and apparel, recently uploaded a video titled “Breaking News: Black Excellence Is At An All Time High” to the group’s Instagram page.
The nearly two-minute-long clip features small kids playing renowned CNN journalists and correspondents, including Don Lemon, Angela Rye, Symone Sanders, April Ryan and Bakari Sellers.
During the segment, the fun-sized influencers raved about inspirational black figures. From Serena Williams and Ava DuVernay to Shea Moisture founder Richelieu Dennis and fashion trailblazer Dapper Dan, the hosts said, “black folks consistently go hard.”
The tiny ones even recognized Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who was inaugurated in January. “Atlanta got a mayor named Keisha,” exclaimed the little girl who played Rye.
They didn’t leave out black cinema. They also highlighted the successes of “Black Panther,” out later this month, “A Wrinkle In Time,” out in March; “Hidden Figures;” “Girls Trip;” and “Get Out.”
To end the skit, the children declared that “black folks have always been dope and always will be dope.”
The post has since gone viral, garnering more than the 200,000 likes on Instagram. Several people shared their thoughts in the comments, using emojis and more to praise the small actors’ performances.
One Instagrammer said, “This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time! These babies get it.” Another added, “This is AMAZING,” and someone else said, Aint nothing FAKE about that news!! #Cute #Facts.”
Rye loved it as well. On Twitter, she wrote, “As @mrdavidjohns would say #teachthebabies or in this case, let the babies teach us! #BlackHistoryMonth.” Sellers chimed in, too, saying, Y’all! I’m loving this. Coolest honor I’ve had. Spread the love.”