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brennan walker, crime, guilty conviction, home surveillance video, jeffrey craig zeigler, michigan -

A jury found a white Michigan man who shot at a black teen asking for directions guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The verdict, delivered on Friday, may have hinged on a home surveillance video that captured 53-year-old Jeffrey Craig Zeigler walking onto his porch and firing his gun at…

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#BlackVoterPower, Elections, Florida, Georgia, GOTV, Lake Michigan, Michigan, Midterms, News, Politics, Registration, Voting -

Today is a key day to register to vote in 17 states, where a lot is at stake for Black folks.  If you've slept on midterm elections before, now is the time to care.

The post Today is your last chance to register to vote in these 17 states- Are you ready for the midterm elections? appeared first on theGrio.

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Food Stamps, Michigan, News, SNAP, Video, Welfare -

Michigan re-instituted its work requirements for food stamp recipients as of Oct 1. Now “able-bodied” adults have to work a minimum of 20 hours per week or risk getting cut off the program.

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 Charges have been dropped against a convicted sex offender accused of urinating on a 5-year-old Black girl in Michigan

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Many of us were horrified (and beyond furious) when we heard news of a white man urinating on a black girl child and calling her a racial slur in an alley in Western Michigan. Yet prosecutors in the case are now saying the children involved in the incident made the story up.

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Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Legionnaires' disease, Michigan, News, Nick Lyon, Video -

The chief health official in Michigan has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges for deaths in connection to the Flint Water Crisis in one of the most watched cases linked to the ordeal in its four-year history. According to multiple reports, about 90 people developed illness related to the city’s tainted water, […]

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Featured, Michigan, News, Nichole Skidmore, Ray Brown, Taser stun gun, Top Stories, Video, Westland Police Officers -

A disturbing video of a father being Tased as he held his two-month-old son tightly in his arms, has the Westland Michigan community outraged and a police department on the defense.

The post Police use stun gun on Black father as he holds on to his two month old baby appeared first on theGrio.

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The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio.

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President Donald Trump's preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio

The post Ohio and Michigan contests could signal Democrats’ momentum for November appeared first on theGrio.

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2018 Midterm Elections, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Michigan, News, Opinion -

Michigan residents are inspired and excited by the candidacy of Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a progressive Democrat taking on big issues and running for governor in the state.

The post Op/Ed: The future of Michigan is Abdul El-Sayed and the Black women warriors pushing to get him elected as governor appeared first on theGrio.

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  A Michigan mother is outraged after a school police officer handcuffed her seven-year-old son for an hour during an after-school program. And now, she’s suing the city of Flint for using excessive force to restrain her child, who suffers from ADHD.  According to the news outlet, Chrystal McCadden says her son Cameron, was handcuffed after […]

The post Mother sues after 7-year-old son with ADHD handcuffed by police at school ‘I was horrified’ appeared first on theGrio.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Thursday began enforcing the nation’s strictest rules for lead in drinking water, a plan that eventually will result in replacing all 500,000 lead service pipes statewide in the wake of the contamination of Flint’s supply. READ MORE: DC officer who killed unarmed motorcyclist Terrence Sterling to be fired The lead […]

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Basketball, Flint, High School Sports, Michigan, Photo Act -

This is Flint!” yelled coach Cory Hightower at halftime during a losing game in the nearby rural community of Davison, Michigan. “Why do you think they get so excited when they dunk on us? Because this is Flint and they are never supposed to beat us. Look at that name on your chest. That’s history.” […]

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A Michigan man who was forcefully arrested for turning without a signal as he was driving up to his home is now suing the police officers.

The post Black man, brutally arrested outside his home, sues Michigan police appeared first on theGrio.

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College Basketball, Michigan, NCAA champtionship, News, Video, Villanova -

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — They chanted his name from the cheap seats: “Di-Vin-cen-zo, Di-Vin-cen-zo.” By the time Donte DiVincenzo was done doing his damage, Villanova had another title and NCAA college basketball had its newest star. The redhead kid with the nickname Big Ragu came off the bench to score 31 points Monday and lift […]

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A Michigan woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying about being raped by a stranger in […]

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The United States is vast and diverse with so many travel destinations to choose from...

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Flint, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, Michigan, NBA -

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the other notable Los Angeles Lakers rookie started to run off the Capital One Arena floor about two hours before tipoff, fans of all ages began yelling, “Kyle!” and “Kooz-Ma!” to get his attention. Kyle Kuzma immediately stopped, came back and gladly signed every autograph and picture with his new fans, […]

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Here’s the proof that presidential candidate Donald Trump was serious when he promised to leave only “little tidbits” of the Environmental Protection Agency left if he were to be elected. A White House budget proposal calls for a 25 percent cut to the EPA’s $8 billion budget and 20 percent fewer staffers. The EPA’s environmental […]

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Detroit, Detroit Mayor, Maya Jones, Michigan, News -

She hasn’t graduated from college yet but 22-year-old Myya D. Jones has her eyes set on her first job when she does: Mayor of her native Detroit...

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All Day, Barack Obama, Daily Dose, Flint, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Michigan, NBA -

This is my last day of Daily Dose, as Clinton Yates returns on Monday. It’s been a blast this week running down the most interesting and noteworthy stories. Let’s get to it. It’s coming up on three years since the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water supply to the lead-contaminated Flint River. During that […]

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All Day, Art Basel, Flint, Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, Pusha T, Sammy Sosa -

Every year, tastemakers from across the globe flock to the annual Art Basel show in Miami to check out the latest and greatest from the contemporary world. It’s popularity has boomed to the point that the 305 during the week of the festival becomes a bit of a catch-all celebrity trap, where brands launch items […]

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Boxing, Claressa Shields, Flint, Michigan, Michigan Wolverines -

There was a time when it paid — and paid handsomely — to live and work in the birthplace of the world’s largest automaker, Flint, Michigan. For generations of families, General Motors wasn’t just a brand name. It was Flint’s economic engine. Buick. AC Spark Plug. Chevrolet. Fisher Body. If you had a high school […]

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Daily Uplift, Flint, Get Lifted, Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, NFL, Ronnie Lott, Ryan Nece, The Next Chapter -

Many may link Ryan Nece to his famous father, NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. But the retired linebacker is making great plays off the field in his post-NFL career. He has evolved into a businessman and community activist, and said his entire life has prepared him for his current endeavors. Nece, along with some […]

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A glorious past greets visitors to the Berston Field House, a 93-year-old temple of black sports in Flint, Michigan. On a mural overlooking the lobby, Chris Byrd raises his fists in the stance that made him a world heavyweight champion. NBA and NCAA titlist Glen Rice smiles next to Morris Peterson, one of the “Flintstones” […]

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A Detroit suburb has been hit with fliers calling for the removal of Black residents. […]

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An attempt to kill a Michigan law that gives emergency managers sweeping powers to fix poor communities' finances will appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court said Friday, handing unions a major victory in their clash with Republican Gov. Rick Snyder over the law...

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Child Suicide, Detroit, EMS, Hanged, Michigan, News, Rashida Tlaib, Southwest Detroit, Suicide -

theGRIO REPORT - In an apartment building in Detroit, 9-year-old Jarod Barnett plunged to his death in what appears to be a suicide...

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Crime, Elias Abuelazam, Flint, Life Sentence, Michigan, News, Stabbing Spree -

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A man convicted of murder in a 2010 stabbing spree in Michigan was sentenced to life in prison Monday, wrapping up the first in a series of cases against Elias Abuelazam...

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Bankruptcy, Cities, Dave Bing, Detroit, Lawsuit, Mayor, Michigan, Politics -

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing lashed out Thursday against 'people with personal agendas' he blames for stalling his efforts to pull the city from the brink of financial collapse...

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