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At a respectable hour—2:47 p.m. EST on Sunday, to be exact—Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s philanthropy and benevolence blessed the world with a performance during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A few blocks from a shelter housing members of a Central American migrant caravan sits the first Haitian restaurant to open in Tijuana, a bustling eatery that has come to symbolize an immigrant success story in this Mexican border city where Haitians are now a part of the fabric, landing jobs, […]

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1: to murder (a usually prominent person) by sudden or secret attack often for political reasons; a plot to assassinate the governor

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BENTON, Ark. (AP) — A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkansas, killing one child and injuring at least 40 other people, according to authorities. Arkansas State Police said the wreck happened along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock, as […]

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It’s not quite as jam-packed as Amazon’s Black Friday board game sale, but their 12 Days of Deals strategy game sale still has a lot of gems inside for anyone that loves board games.

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Well, it’s all set. The matchup for the Dec. 15 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta is actually a rematch: Alcorn State against North Carolina A&T, the game’s 2017 champion. The Alcorn State Braves, champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), made it to Atlanta with a 37-28 win Saturday night against Southern University. […]

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The mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who committed suicide in a Texas jail after being hauled there for back-talking a police officer during a traffic stop, still doesn’t believe her daughter took her own life. In a new documentary, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, which premieres Monday on […]

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Meghan Markle has developed a way of dealing with negative press: She doesn’t read it. After a tough week in the media spotlight, with ongoing rumors that Meghan and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton are not getting along, the Duchess of Sussex tunes out the negativity, according to Vanity Fair. READ MORE: Michelle Obama cancels book tour dates to […]

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What many political historians will tell you is that Donald Trump‘s brand of politics was not created in a vacuum. And most will point to an ad during George H.W. Bush‘s 1988 presidential campaign as the progenitor of dog-whistle political ads. READ MORE: Shirley Chisholm NYC statue to help ‘correct glaring inequity in public spaces’ That’s when Lee […]

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In a lengthy Facebook post, Neil deGrasse Tyson denies allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him by three women. The astrophysicist and author said although he has declined media interviews, he could no longer remain silent and felt the need to share his side. READ MORE: Newports, Takis, Popeyes, malt liquor: Minnesota cops placed on leave […]

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Duane Martin, the estranged husband of Tisha Campbell-Martin, is accused of hiding money for multiple sources for years—even as the couple declared bankruptcy, according to TMZ. READ MORE: Newports, Takis, Popeyes, malt liquor: Minnesota cops placed on leave for racially-tinged Christmas tree ornaments Bankruptcy officials claim he hid money from several different sources, including a loan obtained from Will Smith and Jada […]

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Kareem Hunt, last season’s leading rusher in the NFL, broke his silence  Sunday about being cut from the Kansas City Chiefs. He told ESPN that he regrets kicking a woman after an argument turned violent and that he is “very embarrassed about it.” READ MORE: UPDATE: Kansas City Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after video shows him kicking, pushing woman […]

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Two Minneapolis, Minn., police officers were placed on paid leave for decorating a precinct Christmas tree with a Newport cigarette box, a can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, police tape, a bag of Takis and a cup from Popeyes, in what Mayor Jacob Frey called a “racist display” meant to deride African Americans, according the Star-Tribune. […]

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James Shaw Jr., the hero who helped to stop a Waffle House shooter last April was the grand marshal for the Nashville Christmas parade on Saturday, a last-minute fill in for Kid Rock, whose invitation was rescinded after he made profane comments on live TV Friday morning. READ MORE: Michelle Obama cancels book tour dates to attend […]

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Missy Elliott built a hip hop and R&B empire by singing and rapping catchy tunes, but she also wrote and produced some of pop’s most memorable tunes, thus earning her a nomination for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame—a prestigious organization which honors and inducts a slate of songwriters each year who are voted on by the […]

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  Forever first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday posted a moving Instagram tribute to George H.W. Bush, showing a picture of the late 41st president giving her a kiss on the cheek in the Oval Office. On Sunday, the Becoming author announced the cancellation of her book tour appearances in Paris and Berlin to attend Bush’s funeral after his death on […]

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Fifty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress, New York City has announced it will erect a statue in honor of the congresswoman by 2020. READ MORE: Viola Davis set to produce and star in ‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’ Addressing a void in New York of a lack of statues that […]

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I guess we were all good enough to earn a special gift this Christmas, because Target gift cards are 10% off, today only. You can buy up to $300 worth, meaning you can save up to $30, and you know you could easily drop that much on a single Target run. Why are you still reading? Go! Seize the deal!

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It’s $5 more expensive than it was on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but if anyone on your shopping list (yourself included) would like an Alexa-enabled, incredible-sounding Sonos One speaker, they’re $20 off right now, which is the second best deal we’ve ever seen. Or, you can buy two and save $50, which is a match…

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A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion Growing up, all Todd Dulaney wanted to do was play professional baseball. When he was drafted by the New York Mets in 2002, the second baseman was in seventh heaven. But it was his initial meeting with famed pitcher Pedro Martinez that had a lasting […]

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If you haven’t crossed all of the handy people in your life off your holiday shopping list, Amazon’s kicking off its 12 Days of Deals event with this one-day sale is full of affordable gift ideas (and a worthwhile splurge or two).

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After a group of House Democrats expressed their disappointment over the lack of representation of women of color in leadership positions in the party, some much-needed progress is now underway.  Following Rep. Barbara Lee’s narrow loss (10 votes to be exact) in the race for caucus chair this week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has created […]

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Chance The Rapper continues to make it very clear that he’s not fucking around on the topic of Chicago politics and civic life; fresh off his donations to the city’s schools, his critiques of mayor Rahm Emanuel, and his purchase of local news site Chicagoist—once a mainstay of street-level city reporting, back before…

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#CivilRightsMovement, Bus, Civil Rights, December 1st, Featured, News, Rosa Parks -

On December 1st sixty-three years ago, Rosa Parks refused white bus driver James Blake’s order to give up her seat for a white passenger in 1955. Back then, the Alabama law required “Black passengers to relinquish their seats to whites whenever the ‘white section’ was full,” reports Politico.   After refusing to move to the “colored […]

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I will never forget the day I was diagnosed. I was living in Richmond Virginia and working for my alma mater in the office of Student Accounts. I hadn’t been feeling well since my 25th birthday which had been a few weeks prior and deep inside I felt I knew what it was. Being a […]

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  Danai Gurira may be best-known for playing Okoye, a fierce woman warrior in Black Panther but in real life, the actress’ plight to eradicate HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes is just as intense. She has been an advocate and activist since the beginning of her career and continues to inspire and educate others on the […]

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A California music teacher who was filmed punching a student was charged Friday with a misdemeanor, announced the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Video footage shows a 14-year-old student verbally harassing and throwing a basketball ball at Marston Riley, 64, in his classroom at Maywood Academy High School. The video then shows Riley trading […]

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50 Cent has some harsh words for his estranged son Marquise Jackson. On Thursday, the 43-year-old rapper left a comment on Marquise’s Instagram photo that read: “If both these little n— got hit by a bus, I wouldn’t have a bad day.”   In the photo, Marquise was posing with the son of 50 Cent’s longtime […]

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After pleading guilty to posting a video online of a 13-year-old girl performing a sex act, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, 22, is expected to be re-sentenced next week.  6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, recently earned his first Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Fefe” featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz. His debut […]

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This year, theGrio wanted to help make your gift giving experience include purchases with a purpose by creating a list of 25 Black owned businesses that are offering unique products and services.

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