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To be Black in America is to endure all the aggressions – micro, macro, and thermonuclear – on a daily basis. It’s the cross we’re forced to bear to have immaculate rhythm and look good in colored suits. Thing is, someone decided many moons ago that we’d spend one month out of every year honoring […]

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Monica Roberts says she is living her best life. She has a network of dependable friends, is an award-winning blogger, and is very active in her community. But Roberts, 55, tells that getting to this point took time and courage. Monica was assigned male at birth and says she grew up as a boy. She says, however, she […]

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The effects of the transatlantic slave trade still resonate within the Black community in America. Slavery […]

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“Too black to be Latino, too Latino to be black…” It’s a saying that captures the conflict of a society that often asks people to choose one identity over the other. But what if you feel like you are both? In Part 1 of our #AfroLatinTalks Facebook Live Panel, theGrio hosted a candid conversation about […]

The post What does it mean to be black and Latino? Afro-LatinX leaders open up about identity, racism and black pride appeared first on theGrio.

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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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Comic book creators Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith III, Jamal Igle and Khary Randolph have teamed […]

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  Positively Perfect Dolls — United States Created by Lisa Williams, a former college professor who […]

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Quilombos are Afro-Brazilian settlements that were originally established by Black people who escaped slavery. Through the […]

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Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, a pop icon and singer, experienced her fair share of racism […]

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The culture of Thailand is characterized by the detestation of dark skin. Nationally, Thais have an aversion to […]

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Black People Were Better Off in America Many historians have argued that slavery somehow saved […]

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Spain built a barrier to keep Black people out. According to a 2014 article published […]

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The Original Arabs Were Black Bertram Sidney Thomas was a historian and former prime minister […]

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Black People Were Killed for Their Jobs Jobs were, no doubt, scarce during the Great Depression […]

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Education Black people must take control of the education of Black children. Education is a tool […]

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Calling TV producer Shonda Rhimes an “angry black woman” was not the only problematic part […]

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In a much-critiqued review of the new TV series How to Get Away With Murder, […]

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  President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, married in 1992     Actor, […]

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  Tyra Banks Tyra Banks, a former Victoria’s Secret model and recent Harvard business grad, […]

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Recording artist Pharrell Williams, 41   Actress Halle Berry, 48

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