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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has the internet buzzing after uploading a photo rocking one cornrow braid and giving a shout out to her Afro-Latina heritage. The U.S representative-elect from New York posted a photo online with the following statement: The photo went viral, starting online discussions about why braids are considered by some to be unprofessional. Many applauded […]

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Today we lost an icon in the music industry. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at 76 due to pancreatic cancer. She spent her last moments surrounded by friends and family in Detroit. Franklin got her start in the church with songs like “Respect,” which became an anthem for the civil rights […]

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The night Randall Woodfin won the hotly contested race for mayor of Birmingham, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with dozens of his Morehouse brothers. Alumni of all ages and backgrounds were part of the community that knocked on doors, donated to his campaign, and flew in from cities as far as Los Angeles and Houston to celebrate […]

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Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed walked out of jail Tuesday and told a gathering of […]

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Alcee Hastings, Allen West, Chick-Fil-A, Chicken and Biscuits, Congressional Black Caucus, Dan Cathy, Democrat, Florida, Incident, Lunch, Politics, Republican, Weekly Meetings -

theGRIO REPORT - Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told The Huffington Post Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) once bought chicken and biscuits from Chick-fil-A for the entire Congressional Black Caucus...

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Allen West, Comments, Congressman, Controversial, Democrat, Election 2012, Florida, PAtrick Murphy, Politics, Tea Party, What West Said -

theGRIO REPORT - The website,, features a bobble head-like figure of West standing behind a podium with a word cloud next to him...

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