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George M. Johnson, News, Top Stories, World AIDS Day -

I will never forget the day I was diagnosed. I was living in Richmond Virginia and working for my alma mater in the office of Student Accounts. I hadn’t been feeling well since my 25th birthday which had been a few weeks prior and deep inside I felt I knew what it was. Being a […]

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California music teacher, Marston Riley, News, Top Stories -

A California music teacher who was filmed punching a student was charged Friday with a misdemeanor, announced the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Video footage shows a 14-year-old student verbally harassing and throwing a basketball ball at Marston Riley, 64, in his classroom at Maywood Academy High School. The video then shows Riley trading […]

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50 Cent, Entertainment, Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff., Marquise Jackson, Top Stories -

50 Cent has some harsh words for his estranged son Marquise Jackson. On Thursday, the 43-year-old rapper left a comment on Marquise’s Instagram photo that read: “If both these little n— got hit by a bus, I wouldn’t have a bad day.”   In the photo, Marquise was posing with the son of 50 Cent’s longtime […]

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Daniel Hernandez, Entertainment, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Top Stories, underaged sex video -

After pleading guilty to posting a video online of a 13-year-old girl performing a sex act, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, 22, is expected to be re-sentenced next week.  6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, recently earned his first Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Fefe” featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz. His debut […]

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countersuing, Entertainment, Maher Jridi, Nicki Minaj, Top Stories -

Nicki Minaj is countersuing former stylist Maher Jridi, claiming that she doesn’t owe him a penny. The “Barbie Dreams” rapper is countersuing for $12,000 plus legal fees, according to new legal documents obtained by TMZ.  Jridi, who served as Nicki’s stylist in 2017 and during Paris Fashion Week, has filed a lawsuit against the 35-year-old, accusing her […]

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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.

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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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Business, News, Raynell Steward, SupaCent, Top Stories -

This week, Raynell Steward, better known to her social media fans as SupaCent, just got another reminder of how powerful the internet can be.

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News, Politics, Racial Profiling, Top Stories, Video -

New video footage has surfaced that shows a Black man in Silver Spring, Md., being arrested after walking a drunken neighbor home. Samir Ahmed discovered his drunk neighbor passed out on his lawn and decided to walk him home on November 17, according to CBS affiliate WUSA9. During the good deed, the 23-year-old ran into Montgomery County […]

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Confederate, Confederate Flag, Hialeah Gardens charter school, News, Top Stories -

A Miami high school with a 98 percent minority student body is under fire after it allowed a teacher to hang a “Keep It Flying” confederate banner in the classroom.

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#BlackOnBlue, April Pipkins, Ben Crump, EJ Bradford, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr, Emantic Bradford, Featured, Jr., News, Top Stories -

While protestors are demanding that the Hoover Police Department release video from the police body cameras and mall surveillance in the shooting death of E.J Bradford, his parents are preparing to lay him to rest.

The post INTERVIEW: Parents of the Black man fatally shot in the face by Hoover police in an Alabama mall demand answers appeared first on theGrio.

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News, Politics, Stephon Clark, Stevante Clark, Top Stories -

Stevante Clark, the older brother of Stephon Clark, has filed paperwork Monday to officially run for mayor of Sacramento. Clark, 25, filed the paperwork with the California Secretary of State opening two campaign finance committees, one citing a 2020 mayoral bid in the next general election, according to the Sacramento Bee. READ MORE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows love to Afro-Latina […]

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News, Oprah Winfrey, Top Stories, Vernita Lee, Vernon Winfrey, Video -

Oprah Winfrey' confirms that her mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.

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N-word, News, Terry Rossio, The N-word, Top Stories, vaccinations, Video -

Hollywood screenwriter Terry Rossio apologized for saying the term “Anti-vax” is the same as calling someone the N-word — except he actually wrote the word.

The post ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ screenwriter apologizes for using N-Word in tweet that had nothing to do with race appeared first on theGrio.

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Climate Change, Donald Trump, Health, News, Official Report, Politics, Science, The White House, Top Stories, Video -

While you were recovering from your Thanksgiving holiday feast on Friday, the White House quietly released an alarming Climate Change report detailing the severe effect of unchecked greenhouse emissions on American livelihoods, agriculture and economy.

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Apollo Theater, Cam'ron Matthews, Dipset, Entertainment, Featured, Juelz Santana, Kimbella Vanderhee, Music, Top Stories -

Juelz Santana proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kimbella Vanderhee after dating on-and-off for nearly a decade while he was performing on stage at the Apollo Theater.

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Correction Officers, Crime, Criminal Justice Department, New York, News, Rikers Island, Top Stories, Video -

Inmates ran wild at Rikers Island the day before Thanksgiving, according to Corrections Department sources and surveillance video.

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Featured, Meghan Markle, Politics, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Top Stories, Video -

Prince Charles is teasing the names his youngest son and daughter-in-law are considering and those that didn't make the shortlist.

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Aretha Franklin, Detroit, Money, Music, News, Real Estate, Top Stories -

The last property owned in Detroit by late singing legend Aretha Franklin, a 5,600-square-foot mansion, has been sold for less than half a million dollars.

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Alabama, Crime, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., fatal police shooting, Featured, News, Riverchase Galleria, Top Stories -

Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was the son of a police officer and a US Army combat engineer who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday when his life was tragically ended by police in a mall shooting in Alabama.

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'Scream' Mask, Copyright Infringement, Fun World, Money, Scary Terry, Sports, Terry Rozier, Top Stories -

Celtics guard Terry Rozier is being sued by the company behind the iconic “Scream” mask from the 1996 horror film, accusing him of selling his own merchandise using the copyrighted image.

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Bakari Henderson, Beating, Featured, Greece, Top Stories -

A court in Greece delivered no murder convictions in the fatal beating of 22-year-old American graduate student Bakari Henderson, who was chased down by an angry mob and viciously attacked on a Greek island in July 2017. CBS News reports six of the men were convicted of various assault charges and sentenced in the death […]

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Entertainment, Movie, Taraji P Henson, Top Stories, What Men Want, What Men Want trailer -

Women all over the world would love to know what men really want, and Taraji P. Henson finds out the answer and then some when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts in the upcoming movie What Men Want. Directed by Adam Shankman, Paramount Pictures has released a new red-band trailer for this gender-flipped remake […]

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Broward County Sheriff, Entertainment, Shaq-a-clause, Shaquille O'Neal, Top Stories -

Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal and members of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office were on their way to deliver Thanksgiving turkeys as part of his yearly ‘Shaq-a-clause,’ when they witnessed the crash. The 46-year-old, who recently became an “auxiliary deputy” for Broward Sheriff’s Office, rushed to the scene and images and video show him consoling two […]

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Diddy, Esports-startup, Funding, News, Sean Combs, Sean Diddy Combs, Top Stories -

Esports-startup PlayVS announced its successful Series B funding round of $30.5 million from investors including Adidas, Samsung, and Hip-Hop mogul Sean  ‘Diddy’ Combs. This milestone comes less than six months after the company’s’ historic $15M Series A funding, which prompted founder and chief executive Delane Parnell’s inclusion in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. PlayVS works […]

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BET, Boomerang, Boomerang series, Eddie Murphy, Entertainment, Halle Berry, Reboot, Top Stories -

26 years after the Eddie Murphy/Halle Berry romantic comedy Boomerang hit theaters, BET is giving the feature a reboot treatment in the form of a TV series. Back in April, the network announced that they ordered a 10-episode first season that will unfold more like a continuation of the original story, said Emmy-winner Lena Waithe, an […]

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James Comey, loretta lynch, News, Politics, Republicans, Top Stories -

The Republican House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appear for closed-door testimony next month, Politico reports. The subpoenas were issued Wednesday and revealed publicly Thanksgiving morning. Comey previously rejected the committee’s request for him to appear before the GOP-led inquisition and his position […]

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Featured, News, Top Stories -

Five-time Olympic volleyball star Danielle Scott required surgery after she was stabbed multiple times trying to protect her sister Stefanie Vallery from her estranged husband on Sunday night. Vallery, 51, did not survive the attack and police are now searching for Michael Vallery 49. The couple were separated but hadn’t finalized their divorce, according to […]

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Gun Violence, Milwaukee, News, Top Stories -

As a sixth-grader, 13-year-old Sandra Parks wrote about the senseless gun violence that plagues many urban neighborhoods, including her own hometown of Milwaukee. But on Monday night, her family was left heartbroken by her death after bullets shattered Parks’ bedroom window. “We are in a state of chaos,” Parks stated in an award-winning essay commemorating […]

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Murial Bowser, News, Politics, Top Stories -

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser caused quite an uproar ahead of Thanksgiving by telling the city how “annoyed” she is with the nation’s beloved mumbo sauce. “Is anybody else annoyed by Mumbo sauce ? I wish people would stop suggesting that it is quintessential DC. I’m just saying I was a full grown woman before I […]

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Crime, News, Top Stories, Violence -

Fourteen-year-old Sonja Star Harrison was eight months pregnant and expecting to deliver a baby girl just before New Year’s Day, but the AJC. reports that tragedy struck her Southwest Atlanta apartment when a gun was fired in the apartment above. The bullet passed through the ceiling and struck Harrison in the head, killing her and […]

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