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Fifty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress, New York City has announced it will erect a statue in honor of the congresswoman by 2020. READ MORE: Viola Davis set to produce and star in ‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’ Addressing a void in New York of a lack of statues that […]

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#CivilRightsMovement, Bus, Civil Rights, December 1st, Featured, News, Rosa Parks -

On December 1st sixty-three years ago, Rosa Parks refused white bus driver James Blake’s order to give up her seat for a white passenger in 1955. Back then, the Alabama law required “Black passengers to relinquish their seats to whites whenever the ‘white section’ was full,” reports Politico.   After refusing to move to the “colored […]

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#MakeHIVHistory, Black Panther, Danai Guria, Danai Guria interview, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Film, Health, Johnson & Johnson, Television, TheGrio Originals, Video, World AIDS Day -

  Danai Gurira may be best-known for playing Okoye, a fierce woman warrior in Black Panther but in real life, the actress’ plight to eradicate HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes is just as intense. She has been an advocate and activist since the beginning of her career and continues to inspire and educate others on the […]

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This year, theGrio wanted to help make your gift giving experience include purchases with a purpose by creating a list of 25 Black owned businesses that are offering unique products and services.

The post The Countdown Begins: 25 days of Black Biz appeared first on theGrio.

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  George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94. Spokesman Jim McGrath announced the former president’s death Friday night in a tweet. The Yale University graduate passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, according to CNN. Despite battling multiple illnesses, including a mild case of pneumonia and […]

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This week, the NFL once again confirmed that their value system - as an organization - is a dumpster fire of every problematic, misogynistic, and deeply racist stereotype.

The post Mandingos vs. Activists: Why the NFL embraces Reuben Foster after domestic violence allegations, but Colin Kaepernick is still out appeared first on theGrio.

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After listening to testimony all day on Wednesday, a Texas grand jury has decided to indict Amber Guyger for murder in the shooting death of Botham Jean this past September. 

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Three years after the death of Sandra Bland in a Waller County, Texas jail, her sisters talk to theGrio about the questions they need answered.

The post EXCLUSIVE: Sandra Bland’s sisters discuss new HBO documentary and why they are still fighting for answers appeared first on theGrio.

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A fundamentalist Christian school in Florida banned a 6-year-old because of his deadlocks and now that school is facing a lawsuit. READ MORE: One week after Alabama police shot and killed EJ Bradford, alleged mall shooter captured near Atlanta C.J. StanleyJr., who wore the dreads through kindergarten and was set to start first-grade at Book Christian […]

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#Blacklove, Entertainment, Featured, Juelz Santana, Kimbella Vanderhee, Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Opinion, True Blue -

Within the confines of #BlackLove, there's a huge distinction between being the ride-or-die who is growing with someone versus being used as a longterm crutch.

The post Adorned vs. a Doormat: When does being a ride-or-die girlfriend STOP making sense? appeared first on theGrio.

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Beyoncé, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Black History, Blue Ivy, Blue Ivy Carter, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Global Citizens festival, Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100, Jay Z, Madiba, Music, Nelson Mandela, News, The Carters -

  Beyonce is gearing up to perform at the Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, and she took time to pen a powerful open letter to the late Nelson Mandela on her website.  In the touching tribute entitled “Dear Madiba,” she recounts first meeting Mandela in 2004. “I first met you in 2004 […]

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  James Alex Fields Jr, the man who plowed his car through a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last year, is set to claim he committed the heinous act in self-defense. According to WVIR, Fields’ attorney, John Hill told prospective jurors this week that his client will be claiming that […]

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#BlackOnBlue, April Pipkins, Ben Crump, EJ Bradford, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr, Emantic Bradford, Featured, Jr., News, Top Stories -

While protestors are demanding that the Hoover Police Department release video from the police body cameras and mall surveillance in the shooting death of E.J Bradford, his parents are preparing to lay him to rest.

The post INTERVIEW: Parents of the Black man fatally shot in the face by Hoover police in an Alabama mall demand answers appeared first on theGrio.

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  Ava DuVernay stays winning. The Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning director of A Wrinkle in Time, and Selma and creator of OWN’s hit series, Queen Sugar, has inked an impressive $100 million overall deal with Warner Bros TV. According to Deadline, the overall deal with DuVernay’s Forward Movement production company begins in January and includes drama and comedy series, documentaries, […]

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Gina Rodriguez continues to be mad as she believes Black women receive more blessings than Latinax in Hollywood.

The post ‘Habitual Hater’ Gina Rodriguez is the Latina friend you DON’T want speaking up for you appeared first on theGrio.

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Beyoncé, Disney, Donald Glover, Entertainment, Featured, Film, The Lion King, Top Stories, Trailer, Video -

Disney’s live-action The Lion King teaser dropped over the Thanksgiving holiday and it's officially the studio's most-viewed trailer debut ever, with over 224 million views in the first 24 hours.

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Apollo Theater, Cam'ron Matthews, Dipset, Entertainment, Featured, Juelz Santana, Kimbella Vanderhee, Music, Top Stories -

Juelz Santana proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kimbella Vanderhee after dating on-and-off for nearly a decade while he was performing on stage at the Apollo Theater.

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Featured, Meghan Markle, Politics, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Top Stories, Video -

Prince Charles is teasing the names his youngest son and daughter-in-law are considering and those that didn't make the shortlist.

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Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was the son of a police officer and a US Army combat engineer who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday when his life was tragically ended by police in a mall shooting in Alabama.

The post Protesters demand answers after police gun down the wrong man in Alabama mall shooting appeared first on theGrio.

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Kim Porter —model, actress, and mother to three of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ kids— was laid to rest at an emotional funeral in Columbus, Georgia on Nov. 24. Porter was also the mother of actor Quincy Brown, from her relationship with R&B singer Al B. Sure. Diddy subsequently adopted Quincy. Family and friends of Porter came together […]

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Bakari Henderson, Beating, Featured, Greece, Top Stories -

A court in Greece delivered no murder convictions in the fatal beating of 22-year-old American graduate student Bakari Henderson, who was chased down by an angry mob and viciously attacked on a Greek island in July 2017. CBS News reports six of the men were convicted of various assault charges and sentenced in the death […]

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Rihanna nearly broke the internet on Thanksgiving holiday when she appeared on folks’ timelines topless wearing lingerie from her Savage x Fenty collection. “We getting NAUGHTY-not-NICE this season!” the Bajan-beauty captioned the sexy campaign ad. “@savagexfenty just dropped The Ultimate Gift Guide to help you shop gifts for everybody in ya life !! Hit up […]

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Accident, Crash, Featured, Golden State Warriors, News, Oakland, Steph Curry, Warriors -

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry avoided serious injury after being involved in a three-car collision Friday morning on Highway 24 near Oakland, California. According to espn.com, Curry was on his way to the Warriors shootaround when a driver in a silver Lexus lost control while making an improper lane change and struck the […]

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A 20-year-old Atlanta man was arrested and charged in the death of a 14-year-old girl, who was eight months pregnant. On Thanksgiving, Souleymane Diallo was taken to the Fulton County Jail for allegedly killing Sonja Star Harrison and her unborn child, after a bullet pierced the ceiling of the apartment, striking her in the head, […]

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Michigan’s chief medical executive will learn on Dec. 7 whether she will face trial for involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis. Sixty-seventh District Court Judge William Crawford is deciding whether Eden Wells should face trial for failing “to prevent the danger” of the Legionnaires’ outbreak that killed 12 people and sickened at […]

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Five-time Olympic volleyball star Danielle Scott required surgery after she was stabbed multiple times trying to protect her sister Stefanie Vallery from her estranged husband on Sunday night. Vallery, 51, did not survive the attack and police are now searching for Michael Vallery 49. The couple were separated but hadn’t finalized their divorce, according to […]

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Barack Obama, Featured, News, Thanksgiving Day, Top Stories, Video -

Former President Barack Obama surprised volunteers at a Chicago food bank on Tuesday when he dropped in and helped prepare Thanksgiving meals. The Greater Chicago Food Depository, which distributes 159,000 meals a day to the hungry, thanked Obama and his foundation in a tweet “for joining our volunteers today,” according to USA Today. READ MORE: Blacks […]

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#StrongBlackLead, Been Too Long, Blindspotting, Creed II, Disney, Entertainment, Fantastic beasts, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Featured, Film, Green Book, Harry Potter, Jamie Foxx, Keke Palmer, Lee Daniels, Mahershala Ali, Michael B Jordan, Michaela Coel, Motown Magic, Netflix, Pimp, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Robin Hood, Taraji P Henson, Tarsi P. Henson, Television, Tessa Thompson, trevor noah, widows, Zoe Kravitz -

Thanksgiving is finally upon and that means folks can expect to have full bellies and a touch of the “itis” making it the perfect time to see some fantastic films. While plenty of people are mapping out their Black Friday gameplay, others are planning to stay home and veg out after turkey time. If you’re […]

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Cindy Hyde-Smith, Featured, Hanging, Mike Espy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Racial Comments, Video -

  It appears Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s commitment to celebrating the most painful and bigoted parts of Mississippi’s history runs even deeper than she let on. Earlier this month, the senator faced national backlash after she was caught on camera cracking a joke about her willingness to attend a public hanging, and now, it’s been uncovered […]

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