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#buyblack, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business Directory, Featured, Living, News, Top Stories -

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.

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Entertainment, Living, News, Sports, Video -

  Eldrick “Tiger” Woods said his 2018 career renaissance has been grueling. He played in 18 tournaments, including all four majors —his most in a season since 2012. He capped off the year with a top-10 finish at the British Open, a second place finish in the PGA Championship and later winning the Tour Championship in September for his […]

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Entertainment, Gina Rodriguez, Living -

Actress Gina Rodriguez is catching flack and being schooled by social media users after saying Black actresses get paid more than Asian and Latina stars. As noted by atlantablackstar.com, during a roundtable talk with TV actress Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts, Rodriguez explained her fears and reservations with discussing the Hollywood pay gap. […]

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Charity, Cooking, Culture Watch, Living, London, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Video -

  Meghan Markle is celebrating Thanksgiving a day early this year. According to People, on Wednesday the Duchess of Sussex visited the survivors of last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy in London at the community kitchen, which she previously supported in her first major role as a royal family member. Markle, 37, who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry, was […]

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#BlackWomenSupport, AIDS, AIDS awareness, Bevy Smith, Deadline with Tamron Hall, harlem united, HIV, Living, Soledad O' Brien, Tamron Hall -

Black women in media don’t have it easy. They’re often the only ones that look like them in a room.  And they even can face backlash in the day-to-day of doing their jobs (just ask April Ryan, Yamiche Alcindor or Abby Phillip). But there was no shortage of love and respect between black women media […]

The post Tamron Hall and Bevy Smith show love to Soledad O’ Brien for being a truth teller at Harlem United celebration appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Becoming, Featured, Living, Michelle Obama, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Since leaving the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama are proving they have the Midas touch. The launch of the Forever First Lady’s cross-country book tour for her new memoir, Becoming, last week is already proven to be a hit, with sold-out stadiums across the country and books flying off the shelves at bookstores, according to the […]

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Diddy, Entertainment, Kim Porter, Living, News, Sean Combs, Top Stories -

The Los Angeles County Coroner plans to conduct further testing into the death of Kim Porter, model, actress and former girlfriend of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, according to E! News. The “additional investigation” was ordered after the coroner “deferred” citing a cause of death for the 47-year-old, pending further testing, the report said. READ MORE: Condoleezza Rice responds to reports […]

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Living, News, Politics, Red Table Talk, Top Stories, Video, Willow Smith -

  Jada Pinkett-Smith knows what it’s like to be verbally assaulted by police for reasons based solely on her race, and she’s finally opening up about it. Monday, during this week’s installment of her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, Pinkett-Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow Smith discussed the intractable problem of racism. READ MORE: OPINION – […]

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Adoptive mom, black daughter, Living, News, White mom -

A self-professed “clueless white momma” enlisted the help of Black aunties on the internet to assist with styling her adoptive Black daughter’s hair, Yahoo Lifestyle reported. And the overwhelming response proved that it takes a village to get the job done. Stephanie Hollifield, 33, is thankful after talking to social media to ask for help and advice […]

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Black Veterans, Living, News, Politics, Veterans Day -

Sunday marked a celebration of service men and women on Veterans Day, the day those of us around the United States honor our vets across all branches of the military. READ MORE: Chili’s apologizes for taking meal from Black veteran on Veterans Day The occasion was not lost on social media users, who seized the moment […]

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Entertainment, KFC, Living, News -

KFC has finally done it. The brand is going all in on chicken and waffles. For a limited amount of time, the legendary fast food chain will serve up the brunch and soul food staple. If you have been watching football the last two days or checking out Twitter, you have seen a variety of […]

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Frederick Douglass, Living, moviee, News, Roger Guenver Smith, Spike Lee -

President Donald Trump’s much-derided statement that abolitionist Frederick Douglass “is being recognized more and more” is actually proving true, with filmmaker Spike Lee set to direct a movie on the historical figure. Lee is set to direct the movie adaption of “Frederick Douglass Now,” the one-man play by Roger Guenver Smith, who has starred in 10 of Lee’s movies. Douglass, a […]

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#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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Entertainment, Kenya Moore, Living, Marc Daly, News, Top Stories, Video -

  Kenya Moore of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame, and her husband, Marc Daly, on Sunday at 9:39 a.m. ET welcomed their daughter, Brooklyn Doris Daly, according to an exclusive interview with People magazine. Moore, 47, is reportedly doing well after giving birth to the baby girl who weighed in at 5 lbs. and 12 oz. It’s the first […]

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buy Beverly Hills home, Entertainment, Kylie Jenner, Living, Travis Scott -

Makeup mogul and reality TV star Kylie Jenner and her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott have bought a home together in Beverly Hills for $13,450,000 and they are splitting the cost, People is reporting. The news comes eight months after the birth of the couple’s daughter, Stormi. “Kylie and Travis’ new Beverly Hills home is spectacular,” a source […]

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Florida A&M University, Hampton University, HBCU, HBCU Homecoming, Howard Homecoming, Howard University, Living, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T, Video, Virginia State University -

HBCUs were established during a time where African-Americans were denied education due to their race. Despite the storied history, some people still question the relevance of these universities and colleges and whether they are financially viable institutions. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will always be significant in the Black community. From the legendary alumni […]

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Donald Trump, LGBTQ, Living, News, Opinion, Trump Administration -

It has been nearly 50 years since the first brick was thrown through a window of the second floor of the Stonewall Inn in New York City—sparking the revolution known as the Stonewall Riots and beginning the Gay Rights Movement. Since that time, many advancements in the protections for LGBTQ people have been made, including […]

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Cardi B, Childbirth, Entertainment, Living, Motherhood, Top Stories -

Three months after giving birth to her first child, Cardi B has snatched-back and is flaunting her flat stomach on social media. However, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper revealed she still has one problem area: the dreaded pregnancy Line. “Ladies how do you guys get rid of the black line in the middle of your stomach […]

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Entertainment, Kenya Moore, Living, Marc Daly, RHOA, Top Stories -

Kenya Moore is expecting her first child with businessman Marc Daly and the two threw a lavish fairy-tale themed baby shower on Saturday afternoon and PEOPLE magazine was on hand to capture all the unforgettable moments. Family, friends and some of Moore’s former Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates gathered to celebrate her upcoming baby-to-be. Nene Leakes was noticeably […]

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Baltimore, KKK, KKK flyers, Living, Riverside, South Baltimore, Top Stories -

The Police department in Baltimore is investigating who’s behind series of KKK flyers encouraging white residents to join the Ku Klux Klan. The flyers were discovered in South Baltimore’s Riverside neighborhood early Friday, according to The Baltimore Sun. The flyers were lined along sidewalks along Belt Street and the surrounding area, the police said. It […]

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Black Women, Black Women and Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Health, Living, Video -

  October means many things: the real start of Fall, a nudge that the holidays are just around the corner and the year is headed toward the finish line. In October, we also see the reemergence of the pink ribbon, a reminder that breast cancer can affect anyone, and the fight to find new treatments […]

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Entertainment, Ike Turner, Living, Music, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast, OWN, Tina Turner, Tina Turner interview, Tina Turner kidney transplant -

Tina Turner is opening up about how her husband Erwin Back helped her get through a life-threatening illness by offering up his own kidney to save her life. In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, icon and legend, Tina Turner discusses her new book Tina Turner: My Love Story and the upcoming Broadway musical based on […]

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Florida, Legal Defense Fund, Living, News, Top Stories -

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has sent a letter to the Florida Department of Education this month asking that it ban schools from enforcing racist policies that prohibit Black students from wearing certain hairstyles, such as dreadlocks, Afros and braids. The letter was sent following a Huffington Post investigation into the issue. The HuffPost investigation found that […]

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Drake, Entertainment, Kanye West, Living, Top Stories, Video -

  Drake says Kanye West spilled the beans on his new son, Adidon. On LeBron James’ The Shop on HBO, Drake said he saw stories online that had details of a conversation he had with Ye about relationship issues he was having with former porn star Sophie Brussaux, who is also the mother of his 12-month-old son. Drake said he also […]

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#InternationalDayOfTheGirl, Black Hair, Curlanista, Lexi Proctor, Living, Natural Hair, News -

For #InternationalDayOfTheGirl, theGrio talked to 13-year-old Lexi Proctor and her mom Monica Proctor about their haircare line, Curlanista.

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Barbershop, Drake, HBO, LeBron James, Living, News, Odell Beckham, Sports -

In the second episode of his hit show The Shop, the L.A. Lakers’ newest addition, LeBron James and “In My Feelings” rapper Drake have a heartfelt conversation about retiring at the top of their respective games and recognizing when it’s time to throw in the towel. In a video James posted to his Instagram account, Drake said: “I think maybe […]

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Black Vogue, Culture Watch, Lawsuit, Living, Style, Trademark, Vogue -

Try to keep up here. Advance Publications, parent company of Vogue Magazine, is suing Nareasha Willis, a 26-year-old designer and activist, in federal court for trademark infringement. Willis is the creator of the Black Vogue clothing line and the company claims she is violating trademark law. In an odd twist, Teen Vogue ran a story on Willis and Black […]

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Karen Dresser, Living, News, Patient First, White mom -

A White mom is enraged and speaking out after a Maryland clinic refused to treat her adoptive, 12-year-old Black daughter for a suspected broken finger. Karen Dresser, 51, says when she and her daughter, Amelia, showed up to the Patient First urgent care facility in Waldorf, Md., outside of Washington, employees told her she needed […]

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back hair care, Black Beauty, Black Hair, Black Women, Living, Nappily Ever After, Video -

Hair has always been  a major topic of discussion in the Black community. The diversity of Black hair has allowed us to explore all types of hairstyles: braids, twists, relaxers, natural hair, wigs, weaves—the whole gamut. In our society, a woman’s choice of hairstyle comes with many misconceptions, for example: if you wear wigs or […]

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