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blac chyna, Entertainment, Featured, Nigeria, Opinions, Self-Hate, Skin Lightening, True Blue -

  This week, reports have surfaced that urban model and gossip blog fave Blac Chyna is planning to release her own line of skin-lightening cream and not surprisingly, her fans are NOT feeling it. According to People, the 30-year-old mother of two partnered with beauty brand Whitenicious by Dencia to launch her own line of creams that claim […]

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#BlackVoterPower, 2018 Midterm Election, 2018 Midterms, Black Voter Outreach, News, Opinions, Politics -

Writer Dustin Siebert tries to give you every reason why you've got to vote tomorrow before the polls close because the ramifications could be astronomical if you don't.

The post OPINION: The midterm election is your last chance, so don’t blow it appeared first on theGrio.

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Africa, Featured, Melania Trump, News, Opinions, Top Stories, True Blue -

Melania Trump is bringing her #BeBest foolishness to Africa, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Wednesday, the first lady announced that she would be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt next week, kicking off her first major international solo trip to promote child welfare and education. While her need to get as far […]

The post #BeGone: Melania Trump is bringing her ‘Be Best’ foolishness to Africa appeared first on theGrio.

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Black LGBTQ, Child Suicide, Jamel Myles, LGBTQ Issues, LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ community, News, Opinion, Opinions, TheGrio Originals -

Unfortunately, a moment that should have been met with compassion was treated with skepticism, antagonism, and the questioning of “how could a 9-year old child determine his/her/their sexuality at such a young age?”

The post For Queer little boys like Jamel Myles who commit suicide because coming out was never enough   appeared first on theGrio.

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Black LGBTQ, Black lives matter, Ed Buck, Gemmel Moore, LGBTQ Issues, LGBTQ+, News, Opinion, Opinions -

Gemmel Moore was died after Ed Buck gave him drugs for sex, now we're asking for outrage but the Black community remains silent.

The post When all Black lives don’t matter: Who’s fighting for Gemmel Moore? appeared first on theGrio.

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Barbecue Becky, ID Adam, Kyra Kyles, News, Opinions, Permit Patty, Top Stories -

Why do white folks think it's a good idea to try us?  What do they think will really happen if they keep harassing our children from trying to swim in pools, sell bottled water on hot days, mow lawns or deliver newspapers?

The post OPINION: A message for White folks who are going full colonizer; your threats will no longer go unanswered appeared first on theGrio.

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Black History, Entertainment, Juneteenth, Music, Opinions, Priscilla Renea, TheGrio Originals -

When I was growing up in Florida, in the country on a farm, I knew nothing about Juneteenth. But now over the last few years, this anniversary has become a touchstone for me. I have studied its history and it has become, for me, a day of celebration, but also a day of remembrance and […]

The post OP-ED: Priscilla Renea on why celebrating Juneteenth is more important than Fourth of July appeared first on theGrio.

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#TakeAKnee, Anthem Protest, Entertainment, Featured, LaVar Ball, NFL, Opinions, Sports -

Say what? Outspoken businessman LaVar Ball, who is the father of three talented basketball players including LA Laker Lonzo Ball, had a very clear message for NFL players who kneel for the national anthem: “Get out their league.” Ball said NFL players are required to “follow the league’s new protocol for the national anthem,” as reported […]

The post Overly outspoken LaVar Ball doesn’t support NFL players taking a knee appeared first on theGrio.

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Featured, Fox News, Joy Reid, Joy Reid apology, MSNBC, News, Opinions, Politics, Sean Hannity -

Fox News host Sean Hannity shocked more than a few supporters Friday when he publicly defended Joy Reid.

The post Controversial FOX News host Sean Hannity defends Joy Reid appeared first on theGrio.

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Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Internet Bill of Rights, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Opinions, Video -

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will expose his underbelly to Congress…twice. Today, he will stand before the Senate and tomorrow the House to answer questions regarding the admission that Facebook participated in the third-party harvest of the personal data of nearly 71 million Americans who use the social media platform. This is a transgression that the […]

The post Why Congress must decide on the fate of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and the personal data of millions of Black Americans appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Men, Black Mental Health, Bow Wow, Depression, Dwayne Johnson, Ginuwine, Health, News, Opinion, Opinions, Suicide, Tyrese -

Several Black male celebrities have begun to publicly share their truth about suffering from depression, suicide ideations, and their complete breakdowns, potentially starting a shift against the stigma surrounding this "taboo" topic amongst our people.

The post Tyrese, Bow Wow and The Rock shared mental health battles and other Black men should too appeared first on theGrio.

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Bunk, Entertainment, HBO, News, Omar, Opinion, Opinions, The Wire, TheGrio Originals -

The classic lines throughout The Wire’s five seasons are countless, and many of them are flashed on the screen following the opening credits. Here are a few favorites.

The post 8 memorable AF quotes from ‘The Wire’ to apply to your everyday life appeared first on theGrio.

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Atlanta, Donald Glover, Entertainment, Hip Hop, News, Opinions, Paper Boi, recap, Sportin Waves, TheGrio Originals -

In this second episode of Season 2 of Atlanta, we get a peek into Paper Boi's rap career frustration and we learn a lot more about couch surfer Tracy.

The post ‘Atlanta’ Recap: Season 2, Episode, 2 Sportin’ Waves appeared first on theGrio.

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#MuteRKelly, Anthony Hamilton, Entertainment, Featured, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson, Kittie Jones, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Music, Opinions, Pharrell, R Kelly, TheGrio Originals, Xscape -

Despite decades of allegations of sexual abuse levied against superstar, R. Kelly, the music world continues to celebrate the controversial singer and his music. In the time of #MeToo, it’s particularly troubling that some of music’s biggest names have no problem endorsing his brand of baby-making music, despite the deeply disturbing mental pictures painted by […]

The post Why celebs need to stop working with R. Kelly and put Black women first appeared first on theGrio.

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#NeverTrump, Alt Right, Donald J. Trump, Immigration, News, Opinion, Opinions, Politics, Racism, White Racism, White Supremacists, White supremacy -

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since Donald Trump took the oath of office and as forced America to not only watch his reality show presidency on a daily basis, but to suffer the consequences as he places the country and its people in grave danger. When Trump said that immigrants […]

The post What one year of Trump’s shithole presidency has taught us appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama, Birmingham Church Bombing, Doug Jones, Featured, George Wallace, News, Opinion, Opinions, Politics, Rev. William Barber, Roy Moore -

The epic U.S. Senate contest between Roy Moore and Doug Jones is far more than a local race

The post The Alabama Senate race is about the future of the South appeared first on theGrio.

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African Refugee, Featured, Libya, Modern-Day Slavery, Muommar Gaddafi, News, Obama Administration, Opinion, Opinions, Politics -

America has a way of messing up things for other countries--and this is no different

The post Why Obama must take some blame for slavery in Libya appeared first on theGrio.

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Alt Right, Central Park 5, Central Park Five, Charlottesville, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Rally, Fred Trump, News, Opinion, Opinions, Politics, racist trump -

We have no reason to believe anything Donald J. Trump says, including his claim that he rescued the three UCLA basketball players who reportedly caught a case in China for stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. Trump is a habitual liar and a racist, and Black folks really don’t have to believe anything this […]

The post Trump says he ‘saved’ the UCLA basketball players, but we don’t believe anything he says appeared first on theGrio.

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Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, Entertainment, News, Opinion, Opinions -

Within every movement, there are progressive upswings and disappointing downsides. Often the former can easily deter the latter. Unfortunately, when it comes to racial justice movements — the gravitational pull of white supremacy creates an unfair balance that allows no room for setbacks to linger. Such a gravitational pull was thrown this weekend by Donald […]

The post Let’s not forget #TakeAKnee is about police brutality and race in America appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Gay Men, Lazell "Zellswag" Shaw, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Masika Kalysha, Misster Ray, Opinion, Opinions, Television -

"Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" is perpetuating a terrible trend that’s more detrimental than it is entertaining.

The post Dear ‘Love & Hip Hop’: Gay men are not TV accessories appeared first on theGrio.

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Cardi B, Entertainment, hip-hop beefs, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Opinion, Opinions, Remy Ma -

If we are serious about dismantling sexism in the industry, female rappers deserve the right to embrace all aspects of the hip-hop genre.

The post Let’s end the double standard of condemning female hip-hop beefs appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Women, Kenneka Jenkins, Misogynoir, Misogyny, News, Opinion, Opinions, Sexism -

“The Most disrespected woman in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected woman in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” – Malcolm X This past Sunday the body of Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a deep freezer of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Chicago […]

The post History shows us there’s no protection for Black women in America appeared first on theGrio.

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Baltimore, Consent Agreement, Department Of Justice, Fraternal Order Of Police, Freddie Gray, Freddie Gray Case, Freddie Gray Death, Freddie Gray Investigation, Jeff Sessions, Law And Order, News, Opinion, Opinions, Police Brutality, Politics, President Trump -

The U.S. Department of Justice under President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declined to seek charges for any of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray...

The post Why it’s not surprising the DOJ will let officers walk in Freddie Gray’s death appeared first on theGrio.

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Blue Lives Matter, News, NYPD, Opinion, Opinions, Police Brutality, Racism -

The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) has taken the “Blue Lives Matter” movement to a whole new level.

The post NYPD’s ‘Blue Racism’ video is seriously tone deaf appeared first on theGrio.

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