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File this under “When Doing the Most Goes Wrong”: Some of your Insta-faves may be revealed to be a little less popular than you thought, as Instagram seeks to restore trust and integrity to its platform by banning paid-for likes and followers.


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After going dark on social media for the past week, Kanye West is back on Twitter to share a long, rambling missive that, like most things Kanye has done in the past year, likely does more to raise concern over Kanye’s well-being than it does enlighten his audience.


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Confirmation, Entertainment, Kehlani, Kyrie Irving, Music, Pregnant, Social Media, Top Stories, Video -

Singer Khelani just broke the big news on social media that she’s four months pregnant with a girl.

The post Kehlani is pregnant! Singer shows off baby bump appeared first on theGrio.

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Antonio Brown, Football, Instagram, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Social Media -

Antonio Brown is a man of few words and many images, expressing himself through visuals of helicopter arrivals, outlandish touchdown celebrations, ferocious workouts, kilogram-weight jewelry, gobs of Gucci and a sunbeam smile strong enough to melt your phone. And Instagram. He’s always on Instagram. Much like Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL, […]

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#DotheShiggy, 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, Drake, Entertainment, IN MY FEELINGS CHALLENGE, MTV Video Music Awards, Music, Scorpion, Shiggy, Social Media, Viacom, Video, Viral -

Shiggy gained notoriety first for his comedic ways on social media, but his challenge to Drake's #1 Billboard charted single,  #Inmyfeelings has catapulted him into becoming a viral sensation.

The post VIDEO: Comedian and actor, Shiggy, on whether or not Drake still owes him some coins appeared first on theGrio.

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Ava DuVernay is asking her followers to think back to their own childhoods when speaking about the Trump Administration’s devestating “zero tolerance” policy. Tuesday, the Wrinkle in Time director inspired her legions of fans to pull out old pictures of themselves after she tweeted a photo of herself as a child to protest the president’s […]

The post Ava DuVernay inspires Twitter to share childhood photos in response to Trump’s family separation policy appeared first on theGrio.

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The good ol’ U.S.A. loves itself some celebrity drama because we’re the country that places so much value on it. And now we living in a society that never goes dark. Tweets, updates, IG captions, investigative reports, social videos, headlines, notifications, group chat gifs pop through our screens so relentlessly … very few stories even […]

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Black Panther is taking over everything from beauty pageants to major sporting games— and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Black Enterprise reports that Wayne Sutton, the co-founder of Change Catalyst, was inspired by the blockbuster Marvel movie and decided to create Type Wakanda. The website acts as a text translator, which […]

The post Now you can text in Wakandan thanks to a ‘Black Panther’ superfan appeared first on theGrio.

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Snapchat is being slammed by Rihanna, and others, for its tasteless ad that referred to her domestic violence incident with Chris Brown back in 2009. The ad asked the question “would you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown?” So, who signed off on an add mocking domestic violence?  –The definitive and final post on […]

The post Rihanna claps back at Snapchat for ad mocking her assault by Chris Brown appeared first on theGrio.

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Open government advocates worry that police using social media will allow law enforcement to bypass questions from traditional media.

The post Police improve social media skills, raising worries by media appeared first on theGrio.

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DENVER (AP) — It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police […]

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Sunday, a school bus driver in North Carolina was arrested after allegedly posting threats on social media targeting a middle school. The Union County Sheriff’s Office says Lashauna Hooker Beachum, of Charlotte, is currently facing two felony charges for making false reports concerning mass violence on educational property. Investigators say the threats — which were […]

The post N.C. bus driver arrested after threatening to shoot up school ‘to help’ Trump appeared first on theGrio.

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On Tuesday, Michelle Obama was the highlight of the night at Klick Health’s New York event, MUSE. A moderated discussion with the former First Lady covered a range of topics from art and science to her household and Twitter. Michelle Obama also spoke about the absence of her eldest daughter, Malia Obama, who headed off […]

The post Is Michelle Obama teasing Malia Obama for photos with boyfriend in tabloids? appeared first on theGrio.

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Unfortunately for kids today, nothing on the internet ever really disappears. At least once a week, we get to watch these young people jack up their lives by typing or saying inexcusably stupid stuff on social media for the world to see.

The post Why watching racist white teens snitch on themselves on social media is funny AF appeared first on theGrio.

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Whenever it comes to white supremacy this is the moment when you look to your neighbor and say, “You need to be on the right side of history.” But apparently opposing white supremacy, racism, nazism, sexism, and all the other hateful isms isn’t so welcome in North Virginia. And, according to, the owners of […]

The post Farm’s sign featuring “Resist White Supremacy” message sparks outrage in Virginia appeared first on theGrio.

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The Association of Tennis Players is reviewing a complaint made by Donald Young that his opponent, Ryan Harrison, used racially charged language during a tense match at the New York Open on Monday. During a changeover following the first set, Harrison and Young were seen having a war of words on the court. There is […]

The post Black tennis player accuses white opponent of racism at New York Open appeared first on theGrio.

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Black parents in Chandler, Arizona are outraged at the decision school officials recently made following the release of a racist Snapchat video on Martin Luther King Day. Over the MLK holiday, a group of white eighth graders from Santan Junior High School posted a Snapchat video of themselves chanting “F**k all n****ers”. Other statements in […]

The post Black parents outraged after white students who chanted “F**k all N**ers” on Snapchat receive no punishment appeared first on theGrio.

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Blackface, College Racism, Featured, Frat Parties, News, Racism, Snapchat, Social Media, TheGrio Originals -

It’s a time when many young people are first exposed to a greater community of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Exploration, Knowledge, Friendship. These are all warm fuzzy words that mask underlying truth of college...

The post A white college student’s guide for not being a racist appeared first on theGrio.

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If ball is, indeed, life, it’s clearly also comedy. Former Division II basketball player Carlos “Famous Los” Sanford has blown up as a commentator/performer thanks to his relentless stream of social videos that have earned him the title “da funny sports analyst.” The method to Los’ madness? He blends sports highlights with his unique potluck […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Barack Obama’s favorite songs of the year. The former president shared an eclectic list of his favorite songs and books of 2017 Sunday on his Facebook page, including Jay-Z’s “Family Feud” and Styles’ “Sign […]

The post Obama lists his favorite songs, books from 2017 appeared first on theGrio.

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Do not have your vacation ruined because you were not prepared. Always do thorough research before you go and do your best to ensure your own safety.

The post 11 essential safety tips for traveling solo appeared first on theGrio.

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Cornel West, Featured, News, Opinion, Richard Spencer, Social Media, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, Twitter, We Were Eight Years in Power -

Between the neoliberal chatter and the Obama admonishments, West comes across as lonely, maybe even a tad bit desperate to prove that he’s still got the chops to chop it up...

The post Cornel West: A lonely man arguing with himself appeared first on theGrio.

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Adam Silver, Allen Iverson, Atlanta Hawks, Baseball, Basketball, Black Quarterbacks, Black Twitter, Cam Newton, Chris Rock, Colin Kaepernick, Football, Hip-Hop, Instagram, Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James, MLB, NBA, NFL, NFLPA, Race, Rap, Social Media, Television -

The National Football League, the American sport that comes closest to resembling a religion, has its end times in sight: the year 2021. “The likelihood,” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said in August, “of either a strike, or a lockout is in ’21 a virtual certainty.” Doomsdays. Humanity has always been obsessed with […]

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Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson likes to talk. Loves it. When you ask the New York native and director of the Hayden Planetarium a question, his voice lights up. Whether it’s about science or popular culture, Tyson is eager to educate, often offering more than you even asked for. The fourth season of National Geographic’s […]

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NEW YORK — It’s 10 a.m. on a September Tuesday, and Chris Brickley is coming home — to go to work. Home is quite literally in the Sky: a 71-story luxury apartment complex pretty much at the corner of West 42nd Street and the Hudson River in Manhattan. Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Mercedes-Benzes populate its kiss-and-ride […]

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