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When Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas in September, Dazia Lee’s tragic story made national headlines. Thinking the storm had passed on Sept. 16, the 20-year-old Lee headed out to her grandmother’s house with her 1-year-old son, Kaiden, strapped in his car seat. The drive took a tragic turn when a flash flood…

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On Wednesday night the NAACP hosted a “National Call to Action” in preparation for the highly anticipated midterm elections.

The post Power of 5: NAACP calls on Black voters nationwide to register 5 people and get them to the polls appeared first on theGrio.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two young black men filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that […]

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One of the most prominent and historic branches of the NAACP is looking for a fresh start after being stripped of its power. According to the Baltimore Sun, the civil rights organization has taken away its Baltimore branch’s autonomy, removed its local president, and placed it under the authority of president of the NAACP’s Maryland State Conference, Gerald Stansbury, […]

The post Baltimore NAACP branch caught in leadership controversy amid presidential oustings appeared first on theGrio.

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EASTON, Md. (AP) — When residents here describe their town, they describe a paradise. There’s […]

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A Gainesville, Fla. man was arrested on hate crime charges Thursday after police say he […]

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A U.S. senator who’s considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 […]

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has added the Mississippi home of Medgar […]

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An email promoting white supremacy was sent to Vanderbilt University officials and several Black students […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying improvements […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes […]

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African Americans in Missouri are 85 percent more likely to get pulled over in their cars compared to whites, according to an annual Vehicle Stops Report released on Friday by the Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office.

The post New report reveals that Blacks are 85% more likely to be pulled over in Missouri appeared first on theGrio.

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Activists converged on state capitals around the U.S. on Monday to begin six weeks of […]

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An unidentified 13-year-old Georgia boy is now in custody after Cobb County police suspected he was responsible for leaving racist messages for the NAACP’s chapter there. According to WXIA-TV, police officials in Cobb County and at the Marietta Police Department were contacted on February 28 after the chapter had received terroristic threats on its voicemail. READ MORE: […]

The post Boy arrested for sending terroristic threats to NAACP appeared first on theGrio.

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Two more people have been seriously injured in Austin, Texas, after a trip wire reportedly detonated another bomb. According to the DailyMail, the two victims were two men in their 20s.   According to reports, the two men were either walking or riding their bikes down a sidewalk when a bomb was triggered around 8:32pm in […]

The post Black residents in Austin on high alert after fourth bomb explosion injures two men appeared first on theGrio.

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A Springfield, Ohio firefighter is terminated after sharing racist McDonald's meme on social media account

The post Firefighter fired after sharing racist McDonald’s meme on Facebook appeared first on theGrio.

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Two of the Austin bombing victims’ families are African-American members of the same church and have known each other for many years.

The post Austin NAACP President gives insight into bombings that killed two Black men and injured others appeared first on theGrio.

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In wake of the college basketball scandal, an ongoing federal investigation reported by Yahoo Sports, […]

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Here’s today’s PM download for Tuesday, February 6th! Rotten Tomatoes’ score for Black Panther is in and it’s 100 percent. The film doesn’t premiere until Feb. 16, but the first batch of reviews are in and so far, it seems critics are more than impressed by the highly anticipated film. As of today, the website was indicating a […]

The post The PM Download | February 6, 2018: ‘Black Panther’ score on Rotten Tomatoes leaves us cheering & NAACP gets to work appeared first on theGrio.

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MIAMI (AP) — The NAACP has sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, citing President Donald Trump's disparaging comments about immigrants and their home countries as evidence of racial discrimination influencing his administration's decision to end protections for roughly 60,000 Haitians...

The post NAACP sues Homeland Security over Haiti immigration policy appeared first on theGrio.

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When Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama senate race in December, Black women were proclaimed saviors. A whopping 98 percent of Black women voted for Jones, putting the one-time long shot ahead of accused pedophile, Judge Roy Moore. While the Twitter memes and congratulatory hashtags went viral, the reality is that Black women have a […]

The post What will the Women’s March do for Black Women in 2018? There’s still plenty to fight for. appeared first on theGrio.

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Officials with the American Petroleum Institute are refuting the findings of a recent report highlighting […]

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Black Americans are at higher risk of developing pollution-related health problems caused by the locations […]

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For only the second time in its history, the National Association for the Advancement of […]

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