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It started with a pre-Thanksgiving conversation about how sensitive we (black men) are with our hair, a discussion sparked by a homie’s lament that he needs to find a new barber because his current one is moving out of state soon. And then one of us claimed, “In my lifetime, I’ve probably had more girlfriends than


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  Brian Tyree Henry is most commonly known for his portrayal of Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in FX’s hit tv series Atlanta alongside co-star Donald Glover. But the North Carolina-born star has a resume that shows an exceptional amount of range, and his commitment to representing the Black community in a way that they can be […]

The post ‘Atlanta’ star Brian Tyree Henry feels a responsibility to represent Black characters appeared first on theGrio.

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A year ago, a line in a piece from Saki Benibo—an assertion also articulated a year before in a tweet from Mela Machinko—inspired me to write something of my own based on that statement. The result (“Straight Black Men Are The White People Of Black People”) was my most read VSB piece of 2017.


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While at lunch with a friend a few years ago, she couldn’t locate her lip gloss, so she emptied her purse out on the table to find it. She didn’t have much in there—an iPhone, a wallet, her keys and a small make-up kit. And also, a can of pepper spray.


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Black Doctors, Black male health, Black Men, Black Men's Health, cardiovascular disease, Health, News -

Could increasing the number of black doctors across the nation help save the lives of Black men? A group of researchers who have set out to explore why Black males have the lowest life expectancy seem to think so. According to the health community, Black men are more likely to agree to preventative health care […]

The post Report says black men seeing black male doctors can bring positive results appeared first on theGrio.

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It looks like Tyrese Gibson may finally be seeing the error of his ways when it comes to his public messges to The Rock.

The post Tyrese admits his beef with The Rock was unprofessional appeared first on theGrio.

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Black LGBTQ, Black Men, black pride, DaShawn Usher, Festival, Gay Pride, LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ community, Living, Top Stories, Trans Lives Matter, Video -

Pride month may be in June, but it’s never out of season to support networking in the LGBTQ community. That’s why we’re putting the spotlight on DaShawn Usher, a young entrepreneur whose creating a space for Black gay and queer men to connect. Dashawn is the founder and executive director of MOBI-Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative. […]

The post Grio Good News Report | DaShawn Usher, Founder and Executive Director of “MOBI,” is creating a safe space for Black gay and queer men appeared first on theGrio.

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Quietly chatting with friends in a restaurant parking lot is the latest addition to a growing list of things Black folks can't sd without having the cops called on them.

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Black Men, Entertainment, Gun Violence, Hip Hop, News, Video, XXXTentacion -

Dedrick D. Williams was arrested on Wednesday in Florida for the shooting death of  rapper XXXTentacion.

The post Suspect arrested in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion appeared first on theGrio.

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#BlackLivesMatter, Black Men, Entertainment, Non Profit, The Black Man Can Institute, Video -

When Brandon Frame, saw a need for more support for young black men, he started a blog to express his vision. Now that blog has turned into a non-profit and it’s changing the game. The Black Man Can inc is focused on celebrating, educating, and inspiring boys and men of color. They recently hosted the Black […]

The post Good News Report: June 11th: “The Black Man Can” non-profit organization is celebrating boys and men of color appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Black Men, Jack Johnson, News, Pardon, Politics, Trump, Video -

President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice.

The post ‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Featured, News, Oakland, Racial Profiling, Racism, Video -

Oakland activists converged on city hall yesterday to to demand the arrest of the white woman who called police on a Black family barbecuing in a popular park.

The post BBQ RACIST: Activists demand arrest of white woman for calling police on Black family in Oakland park ‘She called him a n**ga’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Fathers, Black Men, Featured, News, Racism, suspicious, Video, Washington DC -

Add pushing a sick kid in a stroller to the long list of "suspicious" behavior of Black folks. Tuck that somewhere in between napping, renting an Airbnb and sitting in a Starbucks.

The post Security questions Black dad deemed ‘suspicious’ for pushing sick son in a stroller appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Black Men, Doctors, Medical School, News, Xavier -

In an interview with The Associated Press, Pierre Johnson, Maxime Madhere and Joe Semien Jr. said they knew the odds were stacked against them when they entered Xavier University of Louisiana in 1998 with hopes of becoming doctors.

The post Against the odds: 3 black doctors detail journey to success appeared first on theGrio.

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Atlanta Recap, Atlanta Season 2 Finale, Black Men, Donald Glover, Entertainment, News, Opinion, This Is America -

Writer Dustin Seibert explains why the season 2 finale of 'Atlanta' tops off a glorious week for Donald Glover with his host/musical guest appearance on SNL and his "This is America" video that turned into a viral sensation.

The post ‘Atlanta’ Recap, Season 2 Finale: A companion piece to Donald Glover’s ‘This is America’ appeared first on theGrio.

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#BlackJoy, Black Graduation, Black Men, Graduation, News, Opinion, University Of Florida -

With all these stories about students being reprimanded for celebrating on graduation stages, writer Dustin Seibert decided to stick up for your all your folks expressing their #blackjoy.

The post Black Graduation 101: Why White folks need to chill when we Gwara Gwara like Donald Glover across the stage appeared first on theGrio.

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The Florida State's Attorney's office has filed stalking charges against 34-year-old George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

The post George Zimmerman charged with ‘willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly’ stalking a private investigator appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Entertainment, Kanye West, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, News, Opinion, Tristan Thompson -

Writer Dustin Seibert thinks it is mighty fishy how all these Black people who deal with the Kardashians end up taking Ls. Maybe Black folks should stay away from the Kardashian/Jenner clan?

The post Kardashian Kurse: 10 examples that prove Black people should stay away from the Kardashians appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Black Power, Ellis Haizlip, Entertainment, Melissa Haizlip, Mr. Soul!, News, Opinion, Soul -

It’s impossible to walk out of the film Mr. Soul! without feeling a deeper love and appreciation for the genius and creativity of Black culture.

The post ‘Mr. Soul!’: Documenting the best Black television show ever and you’ve never even heard of it appeared first on theGrio.

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Bill Cosby, Black Marriage, Black Men, Camille Cosby, Emmett Till, Featured, News, Sexual Assault, Video -

In the wake of Bill Cosby's conviction on three counts of sexual assault last month, his wife Camille Cosby has issued a lengthy statement defending her husband.

The post Camille Cosby blasts Bill Cosby accusers and compares them to white woman who got Emmett Till lynched appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Children, Black Men, Kanye West, News, Starbucks -

Top stories for May 3, 2018 include the Black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks settle with the city for $1 each, Kanye West fans try to wrap their heads around his "slavery was a choice" comments and more. 

The post Thursday’s Morning Buzz: Black men arrested at Starbucks settle for $1 each, Kanye West fans react to slavery comments, and more appeared first on theGrio.

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#BoycottStarbucks, Black Men, Donte Robinson, News, Philadelphia, Rashon Nelson, Starbucks, Video -

Twitter was abuzz about the $1 symbolic settlement Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson received from the city of Philadelphia following their completely unnecessary arrest at a Philly Starbucks last month. But the truth is, they have more money coming.

The post Don’t freak out about the $1 settlement! Starbucks is going to lay out big dollars for the two Black men arrested in Philadelphia appeared first on theGrio.

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Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.

The post Black men arrested at Starbucks settle for $1 each and $200K entrepreneur program appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Civil Rights, Kanye West, Lynching, MAGA, News, True Blue -

It's urgent that we (especially folks like Kanye) look back and educate ourselves on what tactics were used to rob Black Americans of our civil rights, so that we can take proactive steps to make sure we don't experience a repackaged version of Jim Crow.

The post 5 reasons why you, me, and Kanye NEED to visit Alabama’s lynching memorial appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kanye West, News, Slavery, TMZ, Van Lathan, Video -

TMZs Van Lathan is the pop culture hero we did not know we needed. When Lathan confronted Kanye West about his "slavery was a choice" comments, he rocketed to a new level of public respect.

The post TMZ’s Van Lathan said everything we’ve been wanting to say to Kanye West and Twitter has made him an honorary Avenger appeared first on theGrio.

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