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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 […]

The post GOOD NEWS REPORT: Alice Allison Dunnigan honored with bronze statue appeared first on theGrio.

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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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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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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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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 […]

The post Gabrielle Union & Omar Epps offer hilarious & real love advice appeared first on theGrio.

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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 […]

The post David E. Talbert, Will Packer talk creating ‘Almost Christmas’ movie: ‘It’s really a love story’ appeared first on theGrio.

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

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It’s that time of year again where we contemplate the lifestyle changes we will make […]

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      A number of studies reveal that Black Americans are not getting adequate […]

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    It has been somewhat well known for decades that Black women were less […]

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Drinking a high amount of sodas and fruit drinks can increase the risk of diabetes, […]

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A Different World helped to prepare you for college.   You dressed to impress at […]

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If you’ve been following the news for the past few days, you’ve likely heard the […]

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