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Andrew Gillium, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump, Media, Midterm Elections, Politics, Press Conference, Video, White House -

It has been two days since the Midterm Elections and the concession of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillium. However, Gilliums promise may come true after additional votes were counted Wednesday afternoon that cut Ron Desantis lead down to 0.62%, meaning an automatic recount can occur if the margin of victory falls below 0.5%. If there is […]

The post The Download | November 8th: Floridians are hopeful for Andrew Gillum + Trumps hostile press conference appeared first on theGrio.

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Andrew Gillum, FAMU, HBCUs, Media, Midterms, News, Politics, Top Stories, Video, Voting, Youth -

In Dr. Atira Charles management class at Florida A&M University, there is a real life case study playing out before students’ eyes: Andrew Gillum, a FAMU alum and pride of Tallahassee, is in the middle of the campaign of a lifetime. For young Black students at one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black colleges and […]

The post On FAMU’s campus, Andrew Gillum campaign represents tradition of excellence for HBCU grads appeared first on theGrio.

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black boys and police, cnn, columbus, cops, media, ohio, police brutality, police department, tamir rice -

It’s a sorry state of affairs when mainstream media outlets are praising public servants for performing their jobs adequately, but that’s apparently where we are in 2018.

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donald trump, espn, espn is too political, jemele hill, jemele hill joins the atlantic, jemele hill leaves espn, media, the atlantic -

For years, whenever complaints about ESPN being “too political” came up, anchors Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were pointed to as the primary culprits. Their race was always the subtext, though no one—least of all ESPN—seemed to want to call attention to it.

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Aretha, Aretha Franklin, Aretha Franklin dead, Aretha Franklin tribute, Entertainment, Fox News, Fox News apology, Media, Music, Patti LaBelle, Television, Video -

  It looks like Fox News needs a lesson in R-E-S-P-E-C-T because they made a major flub during their tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin. The network used an image of Patti LaBelle during their tribute to the legendary singer who died on Thursday at the age of 76. Celebs post tributes to Aretha […]

The post Fox News uses Patti LaBelle’s photo in Aretha Franklin tribute because of course they did appeared first on theGrio.

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Beyonce, Media, Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, Vogue magazine -

Who knew Beyoncé was as good a photo editor as she is an entertainer? When she was given creative control over Vogue magazine’s all-important September issue this fall, she did something that several magazines still do not: She hired a black photographer to shoot the cover image. This marks the first time in the magazine’s […]

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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, […]

The post 5 real-life love lessons from Mara Brock Akil’s buzzworthy TV Show, “Love Is____” appeared first on theGrio.

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Aborigines, Australia, Entertainment, Media, National Geographic, News, Opinion, Racism, Racist, TheGrio Originals, Video -

National Geographic Magazine did something which is practically unprecedented for a century-plus-old periodical: admit that it was racist for a long-a$$ time.

The post Why the colonizers at National Geographic want you to accept their apology for being racist AF appeared first on theGrio.

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Black lives matter, Black Twitter, Featured, Journalism, Knight Foundation, Media, News, Twitter -

It’s been clear for quite some time that Black Twitter is a dominant, if not disruptive, social media force and now the data is here to back that notion up. Tuesday, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released findings from the largest study ever conducted on interactions between the mainstream news media and […]

The post Study: Black Twitter Matters to the news media (although they don’t admit it) appeared first on theGrio.

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Piers Morgan, one of the most notorious villains in Britian, is now claiming that his American counterpart Omarosa Manigault, propositioned him for sex and called him a homophobic slur when he declined. Manigault, who is currently stirring up drama on Celebrity Big Brother after being kicked out of the White House, famously got her start on Trump’s reality […]

The post Piers Morgan claims Omarosa offered him sex to win ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ appeared first on theGrio.

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#MeToo, Entertainment, Featured, Mansplaining, Me Too, Media, News, Opinion, PBS, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Tavis Smiley, The Tavis Smiley Show, Town Hall -

I want to hear HOW this hot mess of an idea was even pitched let alone received a green-light to move forward.

The post Tavis Smiley’s town hall on sexual misconduct got us confused AF appeared first on theGrio.

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Oprah Winfrey is an amazing human being. Oprah Winfrey should not run for president. These two statements are not mutually exclusive, but after her inspiring, standing-ovation-worthy Golden Globes speech, the internet is filled with memes and think-pieces rallying for a Lady O 2020 White House bid. Let’s not. Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. […]

The post We love and need Oprah – but not as our president appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, farewells, Featured, Media, News, Roland Martin, TV One -

TV One pulled the plug on its award winning and highest-rated morning news show, NewsOne Now. The reason behind the show’s cancellation is reportedly because of budget issues. Many loyal viewers have already expressed their will be a void in African American news coverage as a result. Veteran journalist, Roland Martin, known for wearing his […]

The post Roland Martin says his voice won’t be silenced in wake of show cancellation appeared first on theGrio.

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CNN, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Media, News, Opinion, Politics -

As an openly gay, African-American man, Lemon's spot in primetime matters. His thoughts on issues and policies impacting communities of color matters...

The post Has Don Lemon gone from ‘sunken’ to ‘saved’? appeared first on theGrio.

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All Day, CNN, Commentary, Houston, Hurricane Harvey, Kanye West, Media -

From a media perspective, natural disasters are a difficult beast when it comes to ethical standards of coverage. While you want your audience to be informed, there is also the very difficult balance of doing your job, hurting any humanitarian efforts and, very plainly, exploiting your subjects. Tuesday afternoon on CNN, viewers were treated to […]

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Africa, Egypt, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood, Media, Queen Amanirenas, Representation, Video, Will Packer -

(Producer Will Packer tells #theGrioLIVE’s Natasha Alford and Gerren Keith Gaynor about this new film “Warrior Queen”) Powerhouse Hollywood producer Will Packer’s newest project will show that black history didn’t start with slavery. NBC Universal has picked up Warrior Queen, a true story centered on a young African queen in ancient Egypt named Amanirenas. Queen Amanirenas ruled over […]

The post New Will Packer film will tell the story of young African queen appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Live Matter, Black Pastors, Black Voters, Criminal Justice Reform, Donald Trump, HBCUs, Image of Black Women in Media, Jobs in America, Leah levell, Media, Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Movements, November, Politics, Republican, RNC, Young Black Girl -

At just 21 years old, Leah Levell is the newest African-American member of the Strategic Initiatives team of the Republican National Committee. She is responsible for creating a message to get young African-Americans out to the polls and to vote for Donald Trump. Levell spoke with TheGrio.com about her new position, her views on Black […]

The post Leah Levell talks working for the RNC, Black Lives Matter and why she’s voting for Trump appeared first on theGrio.

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A Lack of Empathy “One reason it’s difficult for any person to truly empathize with another […]

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Abner Louima, Fox News, George Zimmerman, Journalism, Media, New York, News, Racism, Sean Hannity, Trayvon Martin -

theGRIO REPORT - This is not the first time that Hannity has come to the defense of people accused of racially insensitive brutality such as Zimmerman...

The post Sean Hannity has a record of taking sides in racial cases appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Fox, Fox Network, Fox News, Jokes, Media, Politics, The Times -

Fox News executives are getting upset with President Obama's jokes at the expense of their network...

The post Fox News execs react to Obama's jokes: A second term would be 'best thing' for network appeared first on theGrio.

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Accreditation, Journalism, London, Media, News, Newspaper, Olympics, Olympics 2012, The Voice -

theGRIO REPORT - The British Olympic Association has reversed its decision not to give The Voice newspaper accreditation to Olympic stadium...

The post British Olympic Association changes ruling: Black paper 'The Voice' can cover 2012 Olympics appeared first on theGrio.

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2012 Olympics, Black Media, Britain, British Olympics Association, Journalism, London Olympics, Media, News, Newspaper, Olympic Games, Olympics, The Voice, United Kingdom -

theGRIO REPORT - Black Britons have expressed outrage that Britain's longest severing and biggest black newspaper, The Voice, has been denied accreditation to the Olympic Stadium...

The post 'The Voice' silenced: Britain's largest black newspaper barred from Olympic Stadium appeared first on theGrio.

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CNN, Journalism, Media, N-word, News, Nword, Opinion, Racial Slur, TJ Holmes -

OPINION - I have no real logic behind using the word, but for whatever reason, I'm given somewhat of a pass by society because I'm black...

The post T.J. Holmes: 'Yes, I use the n-word' appeared first on theGrio.

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Celebrity, Child Star, Entertainment, Hair, I Am Me, Jada Pinkett Smith, Media, Opinion, Will Smith, Willow Smith -

OPINION - No matter how grown you may think Willow Smith looks or acts, she is 11 years old and she should not be subjected to over-analyzing, mean-spirited critiques from grown-ups...

The post Leave Willow Smith alone! 11-year-old pop star doesn't deserve spotlight's harsh glare appeared first on theGrio.

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Andrew Breitbart, Joe Williams, Journalism, Media, Mitt Romney, Opinion, Politico, Politics, Right Wing, Social Media, Suspension, Twitter -

OPINION - As soon as the words escaped my lips, live on national television, I suspected I might have a problem...

The post Joe Williams: how I became a victim of the ‘right wing noise machine’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Bias, Joe Williams, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Opinion, Politico, Politics, Pundits, Suspension -

OPINION - Last week, Politico decided to suspend their White House correspondent Joe Williams following an uproar from the good folks at The Washington Free Bacon and Breitbart.com...

The post Joe Williams double standard: Politcal correctness for some pundits, but not others appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Conservative Media, Daily Caller, Disrespect, Hecklers, Heckling, Joe Wilson, Media, Neil Munro, Opinion, Politics, Press, Tucker Carlson, Video, White House -

EDITORIAL - Neil Munro, a veteran Washington reporter who now works for the conservative blog the Daily Caller, says his shouted question at President Barack Obama 'shouldn't be the story'...

The post theGrio editiorial: Disrespect is the story, not Neil Munro appeared first on theGrio.

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