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Black Women and Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence, domestic violence awareness, Health, Inspiration, News, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Top Stories -

Here are seven signs for those who aren't completely sure if they or a friend is suffering from the debilitating effects of PTSD and the steps to take for a more peaceful life.

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"Pretty Wings", 50 Intimate Nights Tour, Entertainment, Inspiration, Maxwell, Maxwell interview, Maxwell new album, Maxwell new music, Music, Night, Shame, TheGrio Originals -

Maxwell is making a triumphant return with new music that’s sure to have us all swooning. The Grammy-winning soul singer recently released his latest single, “Shame” and the accompanying music video is a beautiful ode to Black beauty. We caught up with the Brooklyn-born artist to find out what prompted his love letter to Black […]

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#QueenSugar, #WorldMentalHealthDay, Black Men's Health, Culture Watch, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Health, Inspiration, Jump, Kanye West, Kofi Siriboe, Kofi Siriboe interview, Kofi Siriboe mental health, Mental Illness, News, Popular Culture, Queen Sugar, Television, TheGrio Originals, What The Fuck Is Mental Health?, World Mental Health Day -

Kofi Siriboe may be best-known for his role as a sexy, single father on Queen Sugar but the actor has a lot more to share with the world than his muscles. He recently wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a short film that addresses a subject our community is known to avoid–mental health. JUMP follows Ziggy, […]

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#Married2Med, Black Women and Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, breast cancer awareness, Contessa, Dr. Contessa, Dr. Contessa interview, Dr. COntessa surgery, Dr. Heavenly Mariah Huq, Dr. Jackie Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Entertainment, Health, Inspiration, Married to Medicine, risk reduction surgery, Television, TheGrio Originals, Toya Bush Harris -

Things got serious on Married To Medicine when Dr. Contessa went under the knife. The mother and physician elected to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, the disease that claimed the life of her mother. In an exclusive interview with TheGrio, she reveals what led her to the decision […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘Married To Medicine’ star, Dr. Contessa opens up about double mastectomy: “It was for my peace of mind” appeared first on theGrio.

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Teen from Macon, Georgia is making national headlines for writing a letter to God asking for help paying for college tuition and dorm supplies.

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Black History, Glamping, Inspiration, Living, News, Road Trips, RV, Travel and Leisure, Traveling while Black -

Here are five reasons to kick back in an RV and see some of the country's most beautiful landscapes for an adventure you won't soon forget.

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Black Entrepreneur, Business, Inspiration, Monday Motivation, motivational speaker, Schone Malliet -

Schone Malliet of the National Winter Activity Center, offers advice on the many barriers that can ultimately block your journey of success.

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#loveis___, #MaraBrockAkil, #SalimAkil, #truelove, Culture Watch, Entertainment, Inspiration, Mara Brock Akil, Media, Michele Weaver, Natasha Alford, Opinion, OWN, Popular Culture, Television, Video, Will Catlett -

Mara Brock Akil knows a thing or two about telling a good love story.  From her cult classic show, Girlfriends, to other must see TV shows like The Game, and Being Mary Jane, the writer, creator, and producer just gets us.  Now she’s well on her way to having another hit show on her hands alongside her husband, […]

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#blackonblue, Activism, Activist, Bill de Blasio, Black lives matter, BLM, Brooklyn, Chirlane McCray, Delrawn Small, Inspiration, Natasha Alford, News, NYC, NYPD, police reform, Politics, Shooting, Top Stories, True Story, Victoria Davis, Video, Wayne Isaacs -

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation or share your own story using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.   Victoria Davis sold her car. The logic was that if she wasn’t driving it a police officer […]

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#BlackBoyJoy, Education, Graduation, High School, Inspiration, MIT, News -

Demonstrating an example of Black Boy Joy, twins from New Jersey have been named valedictorians of their high school graduating class and will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology together on scholarship. Malik and Miles George have both been named valedictorians at Woodbridge High School in northern New Jersey, Atlanta Black Star is reporting. The […]

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#ThanksPops, black fatherhood, Black Fathers, Fathers Day, Featured, Happy Father's Day, Inspiration, News -

These portraits of Black fatherhood are a celebration of the seldom honored — fully present — fathers in our community. Happy Father's Day to them all.

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#ThingsdaBombBlackDadsDo, Fathers Day, Inspiration, Living, News -

Ignore what the haters say, skip the problematic B.S. “baby daddy” card  circulated by American Greetings and Target, and stand up proudly as you celebrate and proclaim: Black dads are everything! And I should know because I personally had one of the best (rest in peace, W. Louis Kyles.) This is why it truly and deeply […]

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Whether it’s in her music, or in her public speaking engagements, Grammy-Nominated Gospel singer, Jekalyn Carr, 20, continues to be the voice to encourage others to reach their fullest potential.

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Brooklyn, Criminal Justice Reform, Good News, Graduation, Inspiration, Johnny Perez, Living, Mass Incarceration, New York City, Rikers, Solitary Confinement, St. Francis College Brooklyn, Video -

Johnny Perez used to speak to himself in solitary confinement, just to hear a human voice. The isolation inside Rikers Island prison walls could drive anyone crazy.  But for Perez, then a 21-year-old young man facing 15 years for robbery (stemming from stealing food from a convenience store) he had to do whatever it took […]

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ABC News, Books, Childrens Book, Diversity, Faith, Inspiration, Linsey Davis, Living, News, Reporter, Representation, Spirituality, The World Is Awake -

When Linsey Davis comes on your television screen, chances are you’re seeing her report some pretty serious news. The Emmy award-winning journalist is changing things up as she introduces her very first children’s book “The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings” just in time for Mother’s Day. Already a best-seller, the book follows the lives of […]

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#blendedfamily, #bonusmom, #HappyMothersDay, #stepmom, Culture Watch, Entertainment, Inspiration, Living, Mom, News, Opinion, stepmothers -

This Mother's Day, we want to recognize and celebrate all the women who have embraced the non-biological children in their lives.

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Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Program, Inspiration, Ja'Shonna Bryant -

Ja’Shonna Bryant, 9, from Knoxville, TN is making history as one of the first African-American girls to join Boy Scouts of America. She was accepted into the early adopter program and the Bryant family is excited that she will continue the legacy. During an interview with theGrio, Ja’Shonna’s mom, La-Tasha Smith, spoke on why the program […]

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#BlackLivesMatter, #communitylawyers, #KorrynGaines, #LandonWhite, Culture Watch, Entertainment, Inspiration, Living, News, TheGrio Originals -

Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley, and Johnny Cochran left an unforgettable mark as attorneys who fought for justice for African Americans despite the opposition. As more and more unarmed Black people are gunned down by police officers and other injustices involving the criminal justice system continue to plague African Americans throughout the country with little […]

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bestselling author, Books, Entertainment, Health, Inspiration, Living, Nancy redd, omg pregnancy, Pregnancy, Top Stories -

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, and NAACP Image Award nominee, Nancy Redd, released her new book: Pregnancy, OMG!: The First Ever Photographic Guide for Modern Mamas-to-Be.

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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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There were many voices heard at Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally in Washington DC but there is one that stood out. Naomi Wadler took the stage and spoke of how black girls have been largely ignored in the gun violence conversation. “I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose […]

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#GrioHerStory, Black Women, girltrek, Inspiration, Living, morgan dixon, News, Obesity, vanessa garrison -

The women of GirlTrek started their journey on International Women’s Day and finally crossed the Mason Dixon Line into Delaware on March 10th also known as Harriet Tubman Day.

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A Texas teen will now get a college education and it’s thanks to her random act of kindness going viral. Evoni Williams works in a La Marque, Texas, Waffle House was saving her money to go to college before she was photographed helping a 78-year-old man cut his food into small pieces that he could […]

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#GrioHerStory, Africa, Away to Africa, Black Business, Business, Inspiration, Jamaica, Living, Tiffanie Anderson -

Just ask attorney and professor, Tiffanie Anderson. Her trip to South Africa years ago inspired her to create an avenue for Black people (both in the United States and throughout the diaspora), who are anxious to visit and learn more about the motherland.

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Afrolatina, AfroLatinX, Books, Inspiration, Living, Opinion, Reading -

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve created a list of memoirs and novels that explore colorism, identity and immigration, among other topics viewed through an Afro-Latinx lens. Here are 7 books by Afro-Latinas that women of the Diaspora should read. Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina  — Raquel Cepeda Raquel Cepeda’s memoir, Bird […]

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Amazon, App, Artist, blackpanther, civilization, Community, Egypt, Entertainment, Entrepreunuer, grammynominated, Independent, independentartist, Inspiration, Mogul, Networking, Phone, Producer, Representation, ryanleslie, startup, SuperPhone, Technology, Top Stories, Video, Youth -

Grammy-nominated artist and tech entrepreneur, Ryan Leslie, stopped by theGrio LIVE to give the scoop on his latest tech innovation, while weighing in on how the record-breaking film, Black Panther, could spark a tech revolution in the black community. “I think it’s so powerful,” Leslie told theGrio‘s Natasha Alford. “What’s most powerful to me is […]

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#BayardRustin, #CivilRightsMovement, #HiddenHeroes, Bayard Rustin, BHM, Black History, Culture Watch, Education, Entertainment, Inspiration, LGBTQ, Popular Culture, Video -

Black History Month is all about celebrating our best and brightest for their history-making contributions to Black culture and society at large. Special tributes occur for well-known figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and George Washington Carver each year. There are so many “Hidden Heroes” that don’t […]

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Costa Rica, Featured, Health, Inspiration, Living, News, Racism, Vacation -

A segment on Vice News Tonight exploring a unique way Black women are dealing with institutional racism has struck quite a nerve—with white women. In the segment, Andrea X discusses the Costa Rican retreat she created specifically for women of color to escape racism. The island getaway is not held at the exclusion of white people, […]

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#MeToo, Activism, African American, Arts, Blacks, capaign, Celebrity Activism, Children, Community, Culture, Gala, Grammys, Inspiration, Jayz, Justice, Living, Maxwell, Mentor, Mentorship, MichaelEricDyson, Movement, nationalcares, Politics, Poverty, socialjustice, Top Stories -

The National CARES Mentoring Movement Third Annual ‘For the Love of Our Children’ GALA was a night of celebration and black excellence in our community. Award-winning broadcast Journalist, Tamron Hall, and Professor and best-selling Author, Michael Eric Dyson, hosted the event Monday night, in New York City. The honorees were Actress and Activist, Cicely Tyson; Minister and NAACP Leader […]

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