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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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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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#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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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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@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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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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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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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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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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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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For many people, the decision to call the police is often motivated by a feeling of being threatened, Butler explained. But when the actions of a black person are perceived as more criminal, they can be seen as a threat even if their behavior is the same as a white person's.

The post What’s your emergency? 911 a different call for black, white appeared first on theGrio.

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Now that rapper Meek Mill is out of prison, writer Dustin Seibert has s few words of advice for the Philly native as he tries to hold to his freedom for the the long haul.

The post #FreeMeekMill Worked: A few words of advice for the newly freed rapper appeared first on theGrio.

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You know how Al’s (Brian Tyree Henry) funky attitude is one of the most charming aspects of Atlanta? Well, this episode is all about putting a kibosh on it. Which might be a bit scary for fans.

The post ‘Atlanta’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 8, ‘Woods’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from the Starbucks in Philadelphia's tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

The post Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives appeared first on theGrio.

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Writer Blue Telusma gets real about this Starbucks situation and how it relates to white fear, magical negroes, and the realities for Black men and women.

The post Bigger than Starbucks: Why white people are so quick to call the police appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Black History, Black Men, DAMN, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar, News, Pulitzer, Video -

Kendrick Lamar's raw and powerful "DAMN." album has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.

The post Commercial and critical darling Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer appeared first on theGrio.

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#BoycottStarbucks, Black Men, News, Opinion, Philadelphia, Protest, Racism, Racist, Starbucks -

Read why writer Dustin Seibert (a cafe-hopping Black man) will not be joining in on the #BoycottStarbucks protest that is all over social media.

The post Why I’m not joining your knee-jerk #BoycottStarbucks protest appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Black Mental Health, Bow Wow, Depression, Dwayne Johnson, Ginuwine, Health, News, Opinion, Opinions, Suicide, Tyrese -

Several Black male celebrities have begun to publicly share their truth about suffering from depression, suicide ideations, and their complete breakdowns, potentially starting a shift against the stigma surrounding this "taboo" topic amongst our people.

The post Tyrese, Bow Wow and The Rock shared mental health battles and other Black men should too appeared first on theGrio.

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