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Aaron Francis, Jose Antonio Vargas, Marc Lamont Hill, News, Opinion, Sam “Whiteout” White, Stay Woke, Top Stories -

As conversations about white privilege began to erupt, Sam “Whiteout” White decided to take his instant stardom to the next level by writing a five-page article about wokeness.

The post OPINION: Black Men invited Sam Whiteout to the cookout and they’re to blame for him taking up space appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Featured, News, NFL, Opinion, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, True Blue -

This week, the NFL once again confirmed that their value system - as an organization - is a dumpster fire of every problematic, misogynistic, and deeply racist stereotype.

The post Mandingos vs. Activists: Why the NFL embraces Reuben Foster after domestic violence allegations, but Colin Kaepernick is still out appeared first on theGrio.

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#Blacklove, Entertainment, Featured, Juelz Santana, Kimbella Vanderhee, Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Opinion, True Blue -

Within the confines of #BlackLove, there's a huge distinction between being the ride-or-die who is growing with someone versus being used as a longterm crutch.

The post Adorned vs. a Doormat: When does being a ride-or-die girlfriend STOP making sense? appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Featured, Gina Rodriguez, Opinion, Pay Equity, True Blue -

Gina Rodriguez continues to be mad as she believes Black women receive more blessings than Latinax in Hollywood.

The post ‘Habitual Hater’ Gina Rodriguez is the Latina friend you DON’T want speaking up for you appeared first on theGrio.

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Actresses, Ellen Pompeo, Entertainment, Gabrielle Union, Hollywood, News, Opinion, True Blue -

Recently, Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Roberts all sat down to have a brutally honest discussion about what it’s like to be a woman in television and things got real. This week Net-a-Porter released their latest installment from actress roundtable discussion series, and both Union and the viewing audience seemed pleasantly surprised when Pompeo used […]

The post Gabrielle Union’s reaction to Ellen Pompeo calling out white privilege is a WHOLE mood appeared first on theGrio.

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Becoming, FLOTUS, memoir Becoming, Michelle Obama, Opinion, Video -

There is no doubt that Becoming, the memoir from our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama, is at the top of everyone’s reading list. The Hill reported that the memoir sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day on the market, making it one of the largest single-day sales of the year in book publishing. Although Michelle Obama is no longer […]

The post WATCH: Here’s why people say Michelle Obama’s memoir is a game changer appeared first on theGrio.

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donald trump, first step act, opinion, van jones -

As someone who was born, raised, and currently lives in the South, I have grown accustomed to hearing colorful phrases infused with racist overtones, such as betraying someone by “selling them down the river” or hearing an unsolicited comment from the “peanut gallery.”


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2018 Midterm Election, Black Voter Outreach, Featured, News, Opinion, Politics, True Blue -

TheGrio's senior writer Blue Telusma quickly address the most prevalent excuses and justifications Black folks give to sit out of the voting process.

The post Confession: ‘Woke’ Black people who want change but REFUSE to vote are wearing me out appeared first on theGrio.

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#AirbnbWhileBlack, Airbnb, Featured, Opinion, Top Stories, True Blue -

How Airbnb and the D.C. police department let down theGrio senior writer Blue Telusma when she came home to a frightening sight.

The post My white Airbnb guest pooped all over my bedroom, and the police took his side appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Authors, Black Hollywood, Entertainment, Opinion, The Hate U Give -

Writer Ayaana Marie loved The Hate U Give and wanted to feel the same for the movie, but things did not turned out as she had hoped.

The post OPINION: I wanted to love ‘The Hate U Give’ movie like I did the novel appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Journalists, Facebook, LGBTQ, Opinion, Philadelphia -

Ernest Owens, a queer Black journalist, details his traumatizing experience of being interrogated by police over a Facebook comment.

The post OpEd: I was interrogated by the Counterterrorism Unit for a Facebook comment appeared first on theGrio.

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2018 Midterms, Brian Kemp, Georgia votes, News, Opinion, Politics, Stacey Abrams, Top Stories, Voter Suppression, Voting Laws, Voting Rights Act of 1965 -

Nov. 6th is almost here and Amy DuBois Barnett is asking us all to do everything in our power to push back the evils of voter disfranchisement.

The post OPINION: What do cheaters do when they can’t win? Cheat of course. appeared first on theGrio.

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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 […]

The post ‘We cannot be erased’: LGBTQ people fight erosion of civil rights under Trump administration appeared first on theGrio.

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Blackface, Dear White People, Halloween, Megyn Kelly, Opinion -

Well, it’s that time of year again for scary movie marathons on AMC, debating the merits of candy corn (there are none) and stupid white people stupid-ing with inappropriate costumes. Every year, I hope we move the needle closer toward a universal understanding regarding the things people should not dress up as for Halloween. But […]

The post Dear White People: A few Halloween tips for folks like Megyn Kelly who don’t understand why blackface is offensive appeared first on theGrio.

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Jason Whitlock, Opinion, Roland Martin, Sports, sports journalism -

Writer Dustin Seibert has had more than enough of what he calls the Uncle Ruckus-like antics from sports journalist Jason Whitlock.

The post OPINION: Is Jason Whitlock the real life Uncle Ruckus? Yes. Yes, he is. appeared first on theGrio.

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Africa, Kanye West, LGBTQ, Opinion, Politics, Slavery, Uganda, Wakanda, Yoweri Museveni -

An African Studies professor from Uganda who teaches in New York, wants Kanye West to know the truth about Uganda's president, Yoweri Museven.

The post Open Letter: Brother Kanye West, let me school you about the cruel dictator you met with in Uganda appeared first on theGrio.

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#ApartmentAmy, #CornerStoreCaroline, Opinion -

Writer Dustin Seibert is fed up with #CornerstoreCarolines and #ApartmentAmys of the world making it difficult and dangerous to be a Black man in America.

The post OPINION: Even with video evidence disproving blatant lies, white women STILL demonize Black men and boys with abandon appeared first on theGrio.

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#loveislove, LGBTQ, National Coming Out Day, Opinion -

Writer George M. Johnson appreciates the intentions behind National Coming Out Day, but hopes that there will come a time when such a day is unnecessary.

The post OPINION: National Coming Out Day is great, but let’s work towards making “coming out” an unnecessary thing appeared first on theGrio.

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50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Brian Kemp, Georgia votes, News, Opinion, Politics, Stacey Abrams -

There is no better case study for this example of the new Jim Crow than the hotly contested governor’s race in Georgia between Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp and his Democratic competitor Stacey Abrams, who could potentially be the first Black woman governor in the country.

The post OPINION: Republican nominee Brian Kemp is straight up cheating to win the Georgia’s gubernatorial race appeared first on theGrio.

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Black feminists, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, News, Opinion, Politics, Sen. Susan Collins, Susan Collins, Top Stories, White Feminists, womanist -

In the wake of Sen. Susan Collins' vote, a look at how the white feminist agenda has never safe guarded or protected Black women’s interests.

The post OPINION: It’s time for Black women to stop caping a white feminist agenda appeared first on theGrio.

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13th Amendment, Donald Trump, Entertainment, Kanye West, MAGA, Opinion, SNL -

Writer Dustin Seibert wants to know why people are even capable of allowing themselves to be disappointed by Kanye West and his antics.

The post Kanye West can’t disappoint me anymore because I already gave up on him (and so should you) appeared first on theGrio.

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#MeToo, Andrea Constand, Anita Hill, Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby Rape, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Clarence Thomas, News, Opinion, Politics, Sexual Harrassment -

Men having selective empathy for women in the era of MeToo and #TimesUp does nothing to collectively address the over arching problem of sexual abuse.

The post Selective Empathy: Why aren’t Black men doing more for our sisters in the era of MeToo? appeared first on theGrio.

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#TeamLawrence, Entertainment, Insecure, Insecure Finale, Insecure recap, Issa Rae, Opinion -

Writer Dustin Seibert breaks down the highs and lows of the Insecure Season 3 finale. Will Lawrence and Issa get back together or what?

The post ‘Insecure’ Season 3 Finale: Ghosts of relationships past haunt Issa and her whole crew appeared first on theGrio.

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Boomerang, Eddie Murphy, Entertainment, Lena Waithe, Opinion -

Lena Waithe and Halle Berry are executive producing a Boomerang reboot as a series for BET. It is about time these other seven Black classic films get a reboot too.

The post 7 Classic Black films that deserve the reboot treatment like ‘Boomerang’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Anita Hill, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Clarence Thomas, News, Opinion, Supreme Court Hearings, Top Stories -

Indeed, a side-by-side viewing of Christine Ford’s testimony and Anita Hill’s reveals very little difference, other than the obvious pigment of their skin.

The post Dear Mainstream Media: Christine Blasey Ford isn’t more sympathetic or credible than Anita Hill appeared first on theGrio.

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