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Meghan Markle, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Meghan Markle has developed a way of dealing with negative press: She doesn’t read it. After a tough week in the media spotlight, with ongoing rumors that Meghan and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton are not getting along, the Duchess of Sussex tunes out the negativity, according to Vanity Fair. READ MORE: Michelle Obama cancels book tour dates to […]

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George H. W. Bush, News, Politics, Top Stories, Willie Horton -

What many political historians will tell you is that Donald Trump‘s brand of politics was not created in a vacuum. And most will point to an ad during George H.W. Bush‘s 1988 presidential campaign as the progenitor of dog-whistle political ads. READ MORE: Shirley Chisholm NYC statue to help ‘correct glaring inequity in public spaces’ That’s when Lee […]

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#MeToo, Neil deGrasse Tyson, News, Politics, Sex Assault, Top Stories -

In a lengthy Facebook post, Neil deGrasse Tyson denies allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him by three women. The astrophysicist and author said although he has declined media interviews, he could no longer remain silent and felt the need to share his side. READ MORE: Newports, Takis, Popeyes, malt liquor: Minnesota cops placed on leave […]

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duane martin, Entertainment, Jada Smith, News, Tisha Campbell, Tootie Raww, Top Stories, Will Smith -

Duane Martin, the estranged husband of Tisha Campbell-Martin, is accused of hiding money for multiple sources for years—even as the couple declared bankruptcy, according to TMZ. READ MORE: Newports, Takis, Popeyes, malt liquor: Minnesota cops placed on leave for racially-tinged Christmas tree ornaments Bankruptcy officials claim he hid money from several different sources, including a loan obtained from Will Smith and Jada […]

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#MeToo, Kareem Hunt, News, Sports, Top Stories -

Kareem Hunt, last season’s leading rusher in the NFL, broke his silence  Sunday about being cut from the Kansas City Chiefs. He told ESPN that he regrets kicking a woman after an argument turned violent and that he is “very embarrassed about it.” READ MORE: UPDATE: Kansas City Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after video shows him kicking, pushing woman […]

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James Shaw Jr, Kid Rock, nashville waffle house, News, Politics, Top Stories, Waffle House hero -

James Shaw Jr., the hero who helped to stop a Waffle House shooter last April was the grand marshal for the Nashville Christmas parade on Saturday, a last-minute fill in for Kid Rock, whose invitation was rescinded after he made profane comments on live TV Friday morning. READ MORE: Michelle Obama cancels book tour dates to attend […]

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Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Destinys Child, Entertainment, Missy Elliott, Music, Top Stories -

Missy Elliott built a hip hop and R&B empire by singing and rapping catchy tunes, but she also wrote and produced some of pop’s most memorable tunes, thus earning her a nomination for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame—a prestigious organization which honors and inducts a slate of songwriters each year who are voted on by the […]

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Michelle Obama, News, Politics, President George H. W. Bush, Top Stories, Video -

  Forever first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday posted a moving Instagram tribute to George H.W. Bush, showing a picture of the late 41st president giving her a kiss on the cheek in the Oval Office. On Sunday, the Becoming author announced the cancellation of her book tour appearances in Paris and Berlin to attend Bush’s funeral after his death on […]

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Featured, New York City, News, Politics, Shirley Chisholm, Top Stories -

Fifty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress, New York City has announced it will erect a statue in honor of the congresswoman by 2020. READ MORE: Viola Davis set to produce and star in ‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’ Addressing a void in New York of a lack of statues that […]

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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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#buyblack, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business Directory, Featured, Living, News, Top Stories -

This year, theGrio wanted to help make your gift giving experience include purchases with a purpose by creating a list of 25 Black owned businesses that are offering unique products and services.

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Drake, Entertainment, Instagram model, Layla Lace, Rape Allegations, Top Stories, Video -

Drake and Layla Lace, the woman who accused the Toronto rapper of rape, appear to have settled their ongoing legal battle. The drama started last year when Layla claimed during a SiriusXM interview that she was raped after having a one-night stand with Drake, reports TMZ. Those claims prompted the “God’s Plan” rapper to sue for civil extortion, emotional distress, defamation, and […]

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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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Black Health, Black LGBTQ, David J. Johns, Health, LGBTQ+, NBJC, Top Stories, Video -

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) — a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same-gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS ―is teaming up with radio personality, Angela Yee, on World AIDS Day (December 1st)  to help spread awareness and encourage Black people to […]

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Cardi B, Entertainment, Music, Nicki Minaj, Top Stories, Video -

  Rap beef has a history of being petty. It’s an important part to any feud. Sometimes, the petty involves a parody of another rapper in their video, like Dr. Dre did in 1992’s Dre Day. Sometimes it involves bringing in celebrity friends to hype it up, like Canibus did when he included Mike Tyson in his 1997 LL Cool J diss 2nd Round KO. […]

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Desus and Mero, Entertainment, Showtime, Top Stories -

Christmas may be about a month away, but the holiday will come twice in 2019 for fans of Desus & Mero. That’s right! The Bodega Boys have announced their official debut on a new network, Showtime. “The wait is over, YA BOYS ARE BACK!” Desus tweeted on Thursday and it featured the first promo spot for […]

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Michael Landry, News, T.M. Landry College Prep, Top Stories, Tracey Landry -

T.M. Landry College Preparatory School in Breaux Bridge, La., was a success story—on the surface, that is. The school shared a video last year of a 16-year-old student opening a Harvard acceptance letter, which quickly went viral, garnering more than 8 million views. Other Landry students have also gone on to attend Ivy League schools […]

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Domestic Violence, Kansas City Chiefs, Kareem Hunt, News, NFL, Sports, Top Stories -

  Updated: Nov. 30, 2018, 9:10 pm ET: Accusing Kareem Hunt of lying, Kansas City Chiefs officials on Friday cut the star player from the team after a video of him pushing, and kicking a woman went viral, TMZ reported. “The team says when the NFL and Cleveland PD launched their investigations the team called […]

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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.

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CNN, Israel, Marc Lamont Hill, News, Politics, Top Stories, United Nations, Video -

  CNN cut ties with Marc Lamont Hill after he made comments about Israel and Palestine in a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday. A CNN spokesperson told Mediaite Thursday that Hill was no longer under contract. But Hill vehemently denied being anti-Semitic, taking to social media to make his case. READ MORE: White cop fired for failing to shoot […]

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Charlottesville, Heather Heyer, James Fields, News, Top Stories, Video -

  A number of survivors of a white supremacist’s attack in Charlottesville, Va., last year told their stories on the first full day of the murder trial of James Fields Jr., the Ohio man who struck a group of counterprotesters. “The only thing I was thinking about was getting my fiancé out of the way,” […]

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Jussie Smollett, News, Top Stories, Video -

  Thanksgiving was a week ago and Christmas is around the corner, and Empire star Jussie Smollett has decided to start the gift-giving early. Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Fox’s Empire, is taking proceeds from his latest album, Sum Of My Music, and donating $125,000 to various charities for the holidays, according to TMZ. […]

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Crime, lethal force, News, Police Brutality, ProPublica, Racial Profiling, Top Stories -

Throughout history, and especially in the last 25 years, there have been multitudes of instances of police officers and average citizens shooting and killing Black people, often unarmed, at the drop of a hat. In many cases, those shooters often avoid punishment. However, a ProPublica piece by Senior Editor Joe Sexton shows what happened the night in […]

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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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News, NFL, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, Washington Redskins -

As quickly as the San Francisco 49ers released second-year linebacker Reuben Foster following his second domestic violence arrest in eight months, he was claimed off of waivers by Washington just 72 hours later, setting off a firestorm. USA Today columnist Mike Jones called the move “vile and inexcusable” in his  column on Tuesday. READ MORE: 7 new suspects arrested […]

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Kawhi Leonard, NBA, News, Sports, Top Stories, Toronto Raptors, Twitter -

Kawhi Leonard, the superstar forward who is in his first season with the Toronto Raptors, has agreed to a new multiyear endorsement deal. However, it’s not with any of the usual suspects: Nike’s Jordan Brand, Reebok, or Under Armour. Leonard, 27, has signed a deal with New Balance, according to Yahoo Sports. The two-time NBA […]

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Black Democrats, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Democrats, Hakeem Jeffries, News, Politics, Top Stories -

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries pulled off a surprise victory Wednesday when he defeated California Rep. Barbara Lee to become the next Democratic Caucus chairman. Jeffries won the vote 123-113 over his fellow Congressional Black Caucus member in a vote that strikes as a sign that the party leadership is finally starting to get younger—Jeffries […]

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bestselling author, Charlamagne, Charlamagne Tha God, Entertainment, shook ones, The Breakfast Club, Top Stories, Video -

New York Times bestselling author and radio personality, Charlamagne Tha God, is one of the many people in the Black community using his platform to shift the mental health conversation. His latest book, Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me, has received many praises from his fans and readers; it inspired and helped many become comfortable […]

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