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The FBI’s 2017 hate crime report released Tuesday and it confirms that Black Americans have been the most targeted victims of racial bias since the agency began collecting data on these incidents since the early 1990s, NBC News reports. “One of the things that is amazing about Black experiences in America is that the country […]

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pivotal November elections, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence in boosting income and controlling prescription drug prices. He laments in campaign speeches on behalf of Republican candidates that blacks’ support for Democrats had become “habit,” having voted for them “for 100 years,” […]

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 3 years […]

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, […]

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It’s time we were all honest with ourselves and admitted that the Black community (as a whole) is terrified. And the data is now showing we have a reason to be. Frequent police killings, racially based street harassment, overzealous (and at times criminal) treatment of our children in the school system, and a constant barrage […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that more than half of Americans, including large […]

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Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax […]

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“Oh yes, Great White Father, you did surprise us with one thing you did … […]

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Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Masterpiece Cakeshop […]

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Blacks in South Carolina who served in the Confederate military, many […]

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Introducing “True Story with Natasha Alford” a new original series on theGrio. In our first episode, we look at the #1 movie in America “Hidden Figures” and ask— who are today’s generation of “hidden figures”?  Meet three exceptional young women from Brooklyn who taking the lead in STEM. Hidden Figures is the true story of three […]

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Rev. Run is celebrating his 52nd birthday today and has a lot to be thankful for: a new grandchild, a thriving career and a 20-plus year marriage to wife Justine that’s still going strong. But one thing the hip-hop legend is especially thankful for is being diabetes-free. After watching his father battle the disease, Run knew his risk […]

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When Chirlane McCray became the First Lady of New York City, she promised to make a difference in people’s lives in the most personal of ways. After months of research, planning and listening tours, she has launched a game-changing 24-hour support line to reach more people in-need. Now people can call, text or chat live with a […]

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