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In the black community, homelessness is more pervasive than many may realize. A new national study conducted by a team of researchers that looks at lifetime homeless rates has found that one in six African American baby boomers have been homeless at some point in their lives — or roughly 17 percent, compared to about 6 percent […]

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Trailblazer and trendsetter George Taliaferro, the first African-American player to be drafted by the NFL, died Monday. He was 91 years old.


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If you’ve ever watched journalist, April Ryan, doing her thing in the White House, you can see just how challenging a correspondent’s job is. And now the very FIRST black woman to cover the White House as a reporter is finally getting recognized for paving the way–with a statue in a national museum. Alice Allison […]

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  Cancer is a deadly and devastating disease, and it can be difficult to treat and survive no matter who you are. However, if you’re Black, your chances of death are much higher. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cancer death rate for African-Americans is 25 percent higher […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House values diversity, […]

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar […]

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis […]

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ABC has canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” following comedian Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about […]

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A California ranch’s proposal for the development of a food and agricultural center in Sacramento to combat low participation rates and opportunities to Blacks who farm in California was recently approved by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, according to the Sacramento Observer. The United States Department of Agriculture 2012 census reported that out 126,000 farmers […]

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The National CARES Mentoring Movement Third Annual ‘For the Love of Our Children’ GALA was a night of celebration and black excellence in our community. Award-winning broadcast Journalist, Tamron Hall, and Professor and best-selling Author, Michael Eric Dyson, hosted the event Monday night, in New York City. The honorees were Actress and Activist, Cicely Tyson; Minister and NAACP Leader […]

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While weighing in on Terry Crews’ reasons for not immediately retaliating after his alleged sexual […]

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Former American Idol contestant, Kinky Bootz star and YouTube sensation, Todrick Hall, has always been a champion of issues in the LGBTQ community and now he’s stepping up for a new collaboration, Positively Fearless. Positively Fearless is a movement that aims to educate and help empower Black and Hispanic gay and bisexual men to speak up […]

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What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a […]

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Amazing what was found on old recording devices from the late 1800's. Records were found of multiple interviews of actual Black American slaves of the time. What you will hear is both disturbing and shocking. How does it make you feel?         These recordings are part of the WPA slave narratives, interviews which were conducted in the 1930s and 1940s.

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WALLACE, La. (AP) — Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney Plantation, west […]

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“When you get to be a person of my age, you know your triggers,” Raeshal […]

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA “significantly ahead” again in professional […]

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A new $75 million dollar museum is being built in Charleston, South Carolina, and it’s working to help African-Americans see their history and the world in an impactful way. The International African American Museum (IAAM) will open in 2019. It will join a growing list of African-American history museums across the country, from the Charles H. Wright Museum […]

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Steve Bannon had allegedly once expressed his belief that limiting the voting rights of African-American is "not such a bad thing."

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In the highly anticipated holiday movie Almost Christmas, Gabrielle Union plays a divorcee who comes home for the holidays and gets pursued by an old flame (Omar Epps). Through lots of awkward moments and laughs, the two figure out whether they have what it takes to try love again. Both Union and Epps know a […]

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Almost Christmas hits theaters November 11th, just in time to bring holiday cheer! Director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and Executive Producer Will Packer (This Christmas) spoke with theGrio about why their movie is unlike any other holiday film. They also talk about why Almost Christmas focused on a father (Danny Glover) as a central character […]

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On Monday afternoon, officials released video showing an attack on a Cincinnati officer that has been described as “vicious” and “violent.” In two separate incidents, 25-year-old Jawari Porter can be seen threatening a security guard at a Kroger grocery store with a knife in his hand. In the video, Porter repeatedly points the knife at the neck of the […]

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Ben Watson has never been afraid to share his views, and while his take on the Michael Brown and Freddie Gray cases has been largely celebrated, he is stirring up a new kind of controversy over his claims about Planned Parenthood. During an interview with the Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, Watson was asked if […]

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African-Americans have appealed to the descendants of our oppressors to right their ancestors’ wrongs, pay […]

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  Pastor Mark Burns from the Harvest Praise & Worship Center in South Carolina ended the first day of the Republican National Convention with a rousing southern Baptist church prayer. –Mia Love, 1st black Republican woman in US Congress possible Before he said his prayer, Burns yelled out, “We re-electing a man in Donald Trump who believes […]

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Theresa “Omarosa” Manigault has been named as the director of African-American Outreach for Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee. –Omarosa supports Trump’s bid for President, says she knows him ‘as a father’ “I am the director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump. I am proud to serve in that role,” Manigault said on MSNBC Monday. “It is […]

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Gregory Cheadle wasn’t offended when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed him out for his skin color at a rally on Friday. During the California rally, Trump was speaking about the support he enjoyed from the African-American community and when he saw Cheadle in the crowd said, “Look at my African-American over here.” –Donald Trump once considered a ‘black vs. […]

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Is there any difference between “Black” and “African-American?” Apparently in the minds of white people, […]

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