#BlackBoyJoy, 'D.C., BlackJoyExpierence, BlackPower, BlackWomen, HowardUniversity, Living, Music, NewMuisc, Video, Washington, WHUR -

Jonathan Lykes and OnRae LaTeal have teamed up with the Black Youth Project 100 to bring joy to the Black community through music. The compilation features 12 liberation chants and four political education messages aimed to encourage listeners to continue resisting oppression and using our joy to fight for survival. The project includes a variety of […]

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He was on his way to becoming a star college football player– but now he’s been kicked off the team– and it’s because he’s homeless. 18-year- old- Jamal Speaks— a senior at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. is facing the unthinkable. The teenager says his principal kicked him off the football team right before he […]

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'D.C., Black Businesses, Black Entrepreneurs, Black Owned Businesses, Entertainment, griogoodnewsreport, News, restaurant week, Video, Washington -

For years Washington D.C. has been known as “The Chocolate City” and it is the home to well-known black-owned businesses like Ben’s Chilli Bowl, Florida Avenue Grill, Oohs and Aaahs, The Howard Theatre, and more. But with Gentrification taking over, the city has undergone incredible. That’s why Black D.C. residents have teamed up to recreate a […]

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Contrary to popular belief, hockey attracts a diverse fan base, and especially in Washington, D.C. Those fans were represented at Tuesday’s victory parade for the Washington Capitals in downtown D.C. and at the National Mall. The Capitals’ win against the Vegas Golden Knights on June 8 is the first major sports championship win for D.C. […]

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#WatchingOprah, 'D.C., Black History, Entertainment, Exhibit, History, Lonnie G. Bunch III, News, NMAAHC, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, Video, Washington -

  She’s the original social influencer. Now Oprah Winfrey is officially going down in American history. The television icon is getting her own special exhibit at the famed National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which will let visitors see how her life and career influenced American culture for more 30 years. The exhibit, […]

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D.C., Darryl Haley, Get Lifted, Music at the Monument, NFL, The Next Chapter, Washington -

Former NFL linebacker Darryl Haley’s ultimate goal was never to play in the NFL. “It was to actually get into college,” he said. “Because you have to ask yourself, ‘How am I going to get out of the inner city?’ My feeling was that if I get a shot to go to college, I’m going […]

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'D.C., Black Boys, Columbus, Gun Control, Gun Reform, Gun Violence, Inspiration, March For Our Lives, News, Ohio, Politics, Protest, School Shootings, TheGrio Originals, Top Stories, True Story, Video, Washington -

On this episode of True Story, we meet Jaion Hemsley, a 17-year-old shooting survivor and high school student at the Academy for Urban Scholars in Columbus, OH. He traveled all the way to Washington, D.C. to attend the March for Our Lives with his teacher Ms. Nneka Bonds, to share a special message with the […]

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'D.C., Activism, Clifton Kinnie, Ferguson, Gun Violence, Howard University, March For Our Lives, News, Police, Politics, Top Stories, Video, Youth -

Clifton Kinnie said “enough is enough” at 17 years old.  He organized in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown to advocate against excessive use of force from police. Now a college student at Howard University, the 21-year-old is getting ready to graduate, and return to his hometown of St. Louis to become a teacher. […]

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D.C., Gun Violence, March For Our Lives, Washington -

For Kiyah Walton, it was a chance to stand up for her three friends who were violently shot to death in her hometown of Lithonia, Georgia, last August. So Walton, who has served as captain of the track and volleyball teams at Fort Valley State University, stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands of others along […]

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#NationalSchoolWalkout, 'D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, News, Politics, Protest, Top Stories, Washington -

From Chicago to Baltimore to New York City-- thousands of students walked out of their schools to protest the lack of political action on gun control. Here is #TheDownload for March 14th.

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D.C., Serena Williams, Social Activism, Venus Williams, Washington -

Before she’d even uttered a word, tennis superstar Serena Williams was already wiping tears from her eyes. Even after all of these years, recalling the moment was — understandably — painful. She and her sister — the other legendary tennis superstar in her family, Venus Williams — were sitting on a panel moderated by ESPN’s […]

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Buster Douglas, D.C., Fight for Children, Fight Night, Get Lifted, MMA, Muhammad Ali, Washington -

Boxer James “Buster” Douglas sat in the lobby of Washington, D.C.’s, Capital Hilton on Nov. 2, taking a brief moment to chill just hours before one of the District’s exclusive fundraisers would kick off. His 6-foot-4 frame, topped by a brown fedora, caught stares from hotel guests and employees. Three hours later, 1,800 guests flooded […]

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Baseball, Commentary, D.C., Washington, Youth Sports -

There is no shortage of headlining hoops heroes from the Washington, D.C., area, but the heightened basketball culture as well as financial restrictions have contributed to today’s nullification of our inner-city youth baseball leagues. Over Memorial Day weekend in 2008, I watched — in the front row of the newest addition to the neighborhood, Nationals […]

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Arthur Ashe, Black Tennis Week, Citi Open, D.C., Donald Dell, John Harris, Washington -

Arthur Ashe stood in the beaming Fort Worth, Texas, sun near a sign that read “For Members Only” as he waited to receive his trophy for winning the Colonial National Invitational Tournament men’s singles event. Ashe defeated the world’s No. 2 player, Australia’s Fred Stolle, in straight sets on Sept. 19, 1965. The 22-year-old also […]

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Commentary, D.C., Gentrification, Washington -

“Chocolate City,” referring to Washington, D.C.’s nearly 70 percent black population in the latter part of the 20th century, has been transformed in front of my very eyes. Fewer black folks in the city today is truly ironic, partly because this detraction is due to the sport that is known typically for lacking enough chocolate. […]

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D.C., Josh Hart, Los Angeles Lakers, Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia 76ers, Villanova Wildcats, Washington, Washington Huskies, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. There’s just something about being from the state of Maryland. On Thursday night, former Washington guard Markelle Fultz, who was drafted No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, became the fourth college freshman in the past 25 years to average more than 22 points per game for a major conference school. The other […]

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Barack Obama, D.C., Michelle Obama, Obamas Out And About, Washington -

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have been creating quite a buzz in their post-White House lives. From vacations in Tahiti to lavish trips to New York, the Obamas are living a seemingly carefree life. The most recent post-presidency report making waves on social media is the purchase of the home they […]

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'D.C., Advice, Auntie Maxine, Black Girls, Brittany Packnett, Busboys & Poets, C SPAN, California, Congress, Congresswoman, Eric Thomas, Feminism, Inspiration, Interview, Maxine Waters, Millennials, MSNBC, Natasha Alford, News, open mic, Politics, She Should Run, Tax March, TheGrio Originals, True Story, Video, Washington, Women, Women’s Campaign School -

On this episode of “True Story with Natasha Alford,” Natasha sits with Congresswoman Maxine Waters at her “Auntie Maxine Open Mic” for millennials at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. The Congresswoman opens up about her journey in politics, the latest push to get women to run for office, and why she’s rallying millennials for the Democratic […]

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All Day, D.C., Relisha Rudd, Social Activism, Washington -

The best thing they can do is share the missing persons fliers to help us locate them. We appreciate your interest in assisting us. — DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) March 24, 2017 It doesn’t matter why. When more than a dozen black and Latina girls go missing in a short period of time, there […]

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Black Broadway on U, D.C., Shellée M. Haynesworth, U Street, Washington -

Driving down the U Street corridor in 2013, producer Shellée M. Haynesworth got the inspiration to begin her “Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project.” Sure, driving down the road that would become the focus of her 2014 series provided plenty of ideas, but Haynesworth, a multigeneration Washingtonian, was actually pushed to start the work […]

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All Day, Barack Obama, Ben's Chili Bowl, Bill Cosby, D.C., Washington -

Ben’s Chili Bowl still doesn’t get it. The iconic Washington, D.C., restaurant that for decades has symbolized the soul of black Washington continues to cape for Bill Cosby, a longtime friend of the family business and champion of the establishment, even as sexual assault accusers continue to come forward against the legendary comedian. In 2012, […]

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D.C., HBCU, Howard University, Most Undefeated 2016, Washington -

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings of the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are in, with Howard University topping the list. Howard, located in Washington, D.C., not only earned the No. 1 spot, but is the only HBCU to crack the top 100 overall college rankings at No. 87. The university, […]

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All Day, Barack Obama, D.C., SXSL Fesitval, Washington, White House -

By the time President Barack Obama hit the stage at the first annual South by South Lawn (SXSL) Festival, the bulk of its mission had been accomplished. Yes, there was still the conversation set to take place with the president, atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Leo DiCaprio, star of Before The Flood, a documentary that […]

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All Day, American University, Black Lives Matter, D.C., Social Activism, Washington -

While Howard and Hampton universities were across town battling over who could call themselves “The Real HU” on the gridiron, farther uptown in the leafier climes of Northwest Washington D.C., black students at American University were using the hashtag #TheRealAU to shed light on incidents across campus that they say are racially motivated. One student […]

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Black shoppers, Cell Phone App, d.c., GroupMe, National, News, racial profiling, Sketch Factor, Washington -

Black people are often early adopters of gadgets like cell phones and apps, however those […]

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Atlanta, baltimore, Charlotte, Culture, d.c., Local, Miami, National, News, norfolk, raleigh, Richmond, san antonio, virginia beach, Washington -

For Blacks, the unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in December, more than twice that of […]

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d.c., Dodges, first, Her Side, Los Angeles, Mo'ne Davis, Nationals, pitch, Sports, Washington -

That Mo’ne Davis-Clayton Kershaw pitch off? Let’s call it a draw. Mo’ne, the Little League […]

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