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black women in public spaces, black women monuments, new york city, she built nyc, shirley chisholm, shirley chisholm monument, unbought and unbossed -

Of all New York’s monuments and statues, the best known is probably the Statue of Liberty, the iconic green woman serving as a beacon of America’s best self.

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I flew to New York City last Thursday for The Root 100 gala and left yesterday evening after a marketing meeting at Harper Collins for my book. In the time between, I 1) hosted a happy hour with Panama at my hotel, 2) went to karaoke after said happy hour and sang very on-brand renditions of Radiohead’s “Creep” and…

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gavin mcinnes, new york city, nypd, the alt right, the proud boys -

Over the weekend, videos and photos of the alt-right group the Proud Boys beating up protesters outside a Republican event in New York City on Friday have been shared thousands of times on social media. But, according to multiple accounts, none of the attackers have been arrested by the NYPD, despite multiple officers…

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African-American Voters, Andrew Cuomo, Black Vote, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City, News, Politics, Voting, voting restoration -

We hit the streets of Harlem to see what Black people are saying about restoring voting rights to former felons and other tactics of suppressing the Black vote.

The post WATCH: Restoring voting rights to former felons is getting Black people talking about the midterm elections appeared first on theGrio.

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Amtrak, Chicago, DC, Grand Canyon, Living, New Orleans, New York, New York City, Niagara Falls, Orlando, San Diego, Seattle, Summer, Travel, Travel and Leisure, Washington, Yosemite National Park -

We found 10 family friendly train trips that will allow you to sit back and relax as you travel to exhilarating new places that are the cornerstone of our great country.

The post Getting there is half the fun: 10 family friendly trips to enjoy by train this summer appeared first on theGrio.

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Marijuana, New York City, News, Video -

  New York City is making some drastic changes to its marijuana policy and will now officially refrain from arresting some people who smoke weed in public, reports the New York Times. Now, offenders will be ticketed and will avoid jail time, unless they already have some serious crimes on record, people briefed on the city’s […]

The post NYC Mayor changes marijuana policy to reduce arrests of people of color appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Bill de Blasio, Birth Certificate, Gender, LGBTQ, New York City, News, Politics, Video -

People born in New York City who do not identify their gender as either male or female would have the option of choosing a third category for their birth certificates under a new proposal.

The post Mayor Bill de Blasio endorses proposal that would add ‘X’ category to NYC birth certificates appeared first on theGrio.

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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 […]

The post Prison guards used to tease Johnny Perez for studying. Now he’s graduating from college. appeared first on theGrio.

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Basketball, Black History, Hollywood, Kobe Bryant, Movies, New York City, Ray Allen, Spike Lee, Stephon Marbury -

This is the second of two stories celebrating the 20-year anniversary of basketball cult classic He Got Game. The first covers the pair of Air Jordan 13s the film made famous. Directed by Spike Lee and starring Ray Allen and Denzel Washington, it hit theaters on May 1, 1998. “Once,” says Stephon Marbury, matter-of-factly. That’s […]

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#NationalSchoolWalkout, 'D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, News, Politics, Protest, Top Stories, Washington -

From Chicago to Baltimore to New York City-- thousands of students walked out of their schools to protest the lack of political action on gun control. Here is #TheDownload for March 14th.

The post The Download | March 14: Black Students speak their truth on #NationalWalkoutDay appeared first on theGrio.

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Deborah Danner, Mental Illness, New York City, News, Police Brutality, police reform -

The trial of Sargeant Hugh Barry, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD who shot and killed Deborah Danner in October 2016, ended today. After a long and trying time for Danner’s family and friends, the disappointing verdict – not guilty, was announced today. Barry faced charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the death of […]

The post NYPD Sergeant found not guilty in shooting death of mentally ill Black woman appeared first on theGrio.

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Apollo Theater, Dapper Dan, Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner, Fat Joe, Grammy Awards, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Music, New York City, R&B, Rap, Rotimi -

  One doesn’t just see Harlem, New York. You feel Harlem. You smell Harlem. You vibe with Harlem. From the backseat of a Lyft, you pass the stalwarts of the community — the Duane Reade pharmacies, General Grant Houses, the countless delis — many of which will sell you a delicious “chopped cheese” sandwich — […]

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25 Days of Sweetness, Brian Mays, Daily Uplift, Entrepreneurship, Get Lifted, Health, New York City, Smile Natural Toothpaste -

When Brian Mays combined holistic dental hygiene and philanthropy, he produced Smile Natural Toothpaste — a company that uses toothpaste to give back to the community. Based in New York City, the Smile Natural team recently donated school supplies to students living in New York’s Lois Pink Houses public housing community – a deed that […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, New York City, New York Fire Department, Tonya Boyd -

When Tonya Boyd took her first emergency medical technician (EMT) class in the mid-’90s, she had no idea that two decades later she’d be the first African-American female deputy chief of the New York Fire Department. At the time, Boyd was enrolled at Long Island University as a nursing student and decided to take a […]

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Domestic Terrorism, New York City, Opinion, Politics, Sayfullo Saipov, Stephen Paddock, Terrorism -

You don’t have to speak to any of the survivors of this bloody massacre to understand that Mr. Paddock intentionally terrorized thousands in his brutal premeditated attack for which investigators have yet to determine a motive...

The post We still don’t know a damn thing about what happened in Las Vegas – and we all know why appeared first on theGrio.

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All Day, Cardi B, Daily Dose, Jose Andres, New York City, Nicki Minaj, Papa John's -

What up, gang? Wednesday was another TV day, but if you’ve only known me for a little bit, you might want to check out this podcast I did with Sarah Spain. We talked about a lot of things, but mainly about me. just hear me out,,,,,,,,,,brak osweiler pic.twitter.com/hTDLBZbI4i — Pratik (@PatelESPN) November 1, 2017 José […]

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Arthur Ashe, Claire Shulman, David Dinkins, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, New York City, Tennis, US Open -

Naming the center court stadium at the renovated USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center after tennis legend Arthur Ashe was a no-brainer for the United States Tennis Association. Ashe won the first US Open in the Open era in 1968, becoming the tournament’s first African-American male champion. On Feb. 19, 1997, the USTA and […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Hip-Hop, Kennedy Center Honors, LL Cool J, New York City -

LL Cool J is often mentioned as one of hip-hop’s young pioneers who burst onto the scene years ago and remains a relevant staple in culture. His head-bumping beats, charismatic concrete rhymes, and swagger of a Kangol bucket hat and heavy gold chains introduced hip-hop in a way that can never be ignored, only used […]

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Harlem, Harlem Derby, Kentucky Derby, New York City, Style -

The annual Harlem Derby happened last weekend at the Red Rooster Harlem restaurant and completely took over the corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue. People bought the flair of Harlem and mixed it with the style of the Kentucky Derby to turn heads wherever they went. Photographer Melissa Bunni Elian set up an impromptu […]

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Christmas, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, LL Cool J, New York City -

It’s not every day that your Secret Santa is a big celebrity. The Greater Allen AME Cathedral Church in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens, New York, held its annual Christmas gift giveaway and participants may have gotten the best Christmas surprise ever: Rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur LL Cool J showed up with gift-wrapped presents […]

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2016 Presidential Election, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC, Donald Trump, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, News, Oregon, Politics, Protests, Washington -

A day after Trump's election, thousands of demonstrators — some with signs declaring "NOT MY PRESIDENT" — flooded streets to protest his surprise triumph.

The post ‘Not My President’: Thousands more hit city streets to protest Trump election appeared first on theGrio.

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Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Mary Keitany, New York City, New York City Marathon -

They were running in a field of 52,049 people, the largest ever to run a marathon. But nothing else about them is commonplace. After the way they routed their respective fields in the 46th running of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, they should be called The Queen and The Kid. Kenya’s Mary Keitany […]

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Apple App Store, Crime Reporting Phone App, National, New York City, News, Technology, Vigilante App Removed -

Can mass surveillance really make the world a safer place? That’s what the creators of […]

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Get Lifted, Google, New York City, Technology -

Google is trying to address the lack of access to technology in black and Hispanic communities with a new initiative called Code Next. Taking place in a lab environment, the program aims to introduce and promote science education in the lives of black and Hispanic kids. Computer science education is highly valued in the United […]

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All Day, Courtney B. Vance, Daily Dose, Dallas Cowboys, Emmys, New York City, NFL, Washington Redskins -

My colleague Mike Wise wrote an incredibly personal column about how his life relates to the situation at Penn State University. We’ll have him on the All Day Podcast to discuss it. Be sure to tune in. An explosion went off in New York City over the weekend and the effects are still being felt […]

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@AP, Baton Rouge, Black lives matter, Dallas, Delray Mckesson, New York City, Newport, News, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, West Palm Beach -

Protests and related events nationwide Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas: LOUISIANA Embed from Getty Images In Louisiana, authorities say prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has been arrested during a protest in Baton Rouge. […]

The post Protests in cities across the US – BLM activist arrested appeared first on theGrio.

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50 Cent, cartels, COURTNEY A. KEMP, Drugs, Entertainment, Ghost, Joseph Sikora, LaLa Anthony, Lena Loren, Natasha Alford, New York City, Omari Hardwick, Power, Red Carpet, Season 3, Starz, street life, Television, Tommy -

Like a proud poppa, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has been hyping up Season 3 of his hit show “POWER” at every turn. From suited-up magazine covers to booming billboards, “POWER” is everywhere. “It is the best show on TV, trust me,” 50 boasts on his Instagram page. Omari Hardwick’s breakout role as “Ghost,” a NYC drug kingpin living a […]

The post 50 Cent raves about success of his show ‘POWER’: It feels like I just sold 13 million records appeared first on theGrio.

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Celebrity Kids, E!, EJ Johnson, EJNYC, Entertainment, Laverne Cox, Magic Johnson, Natasha Alford, New York City, Reality Show, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Style, Weight Loss -

Reality star EJ Johnson has been turning heads with his signature style and unstoppable confidence.  As the son of famous NBA baller Magic Johnson, EJ (Earvin Johnson III) has carved out his own niche in fashion and television.  After appearing in “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills,” EJ became a quick favorite and is starring in […]

The post Reality star EJ Johnson serves up inspiration and talks about new TV show appeared first on theGrio.

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, Kalief Browder, New York City, Rikers Island -

Exactly a week from today, I will get to celebrate my 23rd birthday. Exactly a year ago today, 22-year-old Kalief Browder committed suicide, two years after he was released from Rikers Island, where he served a three-year jail sentence for a crime he was never convicted of committing. Browder would’ve should’ve celebrated turned 23, this […]

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