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Cocaine, Entertainment, James Rosemond, Jimmy Henchman, Michael K Williams, Music Industry, News, Omar, The Wire -

All reports that Michael K. Williams, better known as 'Omar' from The Wire, appeared at a Brooklyn Federal Court to defend his ex-manager and friend James 'Jimmy Henchman' Rosemond...

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Basketball Wives, Black History Sports, Chad Ochocinco, Entertainment, Evelyn Lozada, Florida, Hotels, Media, Miami, Popular Culture, Television, VH1, Wedding -

Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco’s fame from the VH1 show Basketball Wives might cost them a wedding in South Florida next month...

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African American Women, Black Don't Crack, Botox,, Fillers, Living, Plastic Surgery, Wendy Williams -

theGRIO REPORT - Aside from the costs, which are still considerably less than major plastic surgery operations, these comparatively superficial alterations run very little risk, and might even be worth the investment.

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Biggie Smalls, Bruce Jenner, Dominican Republic, Entertainment, Hypnotize, Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Music Video, Notorious B.I.G., Scott Disick -

VIDEO - 'Biggie, Biggie, Biggie...Can't you see...' Notorious B.I.G. is back! Oh wait, no it's just the Kardashians. This time the family America loves to hate recently shot a music video to the Notorious B.I.G. single ​Hypnotize...

The post Kardashians shoot music video, rap to Notorious B.I.G. song 'Hypnotize' appeared first on theGrio.

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Bloods, Child Star, Dorjan Lyndell Daniels, Entertainment, Gang, Murder, Sitcom, The Hughleys -

theGRIO REPORT - The actor who played little Michael Hughley on the sitcom The Hughleys has been charged with murder...

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Class, Pew Poll, Pew Research, Politics, Race -

theGRIO REPORT - A Pew Research study finds that America has never been more polarized, and more than ever, it's politics, not race or class, that divides us...

The post Pew study: Political divide now outweighs, racial, class values gap appeared first on theGrio.

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Aesop Fables, Aesop's fable, Ancient Greece, Entertainment, Isango Ensemble, Music, Performance, South American -

theGRIO REPORT - These stories, which have been passed from generation to generation, are being performed by the award winning South African troupe, Isango Ensemble...

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50 Cent, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Interview, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah's Next Chapter, OWN, Paris Jackson -

theGRIO REPORT - In an upcoming episode of 'Oprah’s Next Chapter' she sits down with Paris Jackson and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson...

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App, Black Entrepreneurs, Bridgette Kidd, Business, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Inspiration, Launch, Masters in Communication Management, Neighborhood Watch, Online Communities, Thats Suspicious Behavior, USC -

theGRIO REPORT - Brigette Kidd, co-founder of That's Suspicious Behavior (TSB), won best presentation and received a $50,000 investment to further develop her phone app...

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Entertainment, Hip Hop, Hot 97, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Summer Jam, Uncategorized -

The aftermath of Nicki Minaj's absence at this year's Summer Jam continues, but at least she has some support from Lauryn Hill...

The post Lauryn Hill supports Nicki Minaj's summer jam decision appeared first on theGrio.

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Alcorn State, Black Coaches, Coach, College Football, Fitzgerald Hills, Football, HBCUs, Jay Hopson, News, Sports -

theGRIO REPORT - Coach Jay Hopson was announced last Monday as Alcorn State's new head football coach. The hiring of Hopson did not come without controversy because he becomes the first white head football coach in the entire Southwestern Athletic Conference's history...

The post Is Alcorn State's hiring of a white head football coach monumental? appeared first on theGrio.

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Big 3, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra, Injury, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA Playoffs, News, Sports -

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh has gone through his auditions. The Boston Celtics say they're ready either way...

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Black Music Month, Entertainment, Felicia Pride, Hip Hop, Music, Rap, Rap Lyrics, The Message -

theGRIO REPORT - Since this is Black Music Month, theGrio invites you to play producer and DJ. Share and discuss the songs and lyrics not just from hip-hop, but across genres, that you sample and rock because they have had an impact on you...

The post 'The Message': New book applies hip-hop lyrics to life appeared first on theGrio.

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African American Children, Black Boys, Black Children, Black Men, Clutch Magazine, Health, Living, Studies, Television -

CLUTCH - According to the findings in a recent study, with the exception of white boys who are often affirmed by the images of white males they see on screen, when children increased their TV watching their self-esteem took a hit.

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FAMU, Florida A&M University, Hazing, Marching Band, News, Robert Champion -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The head of Florida A&M University proposed stringent requirements Monday for membership in the school's famed marching band...

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Concert, Entertainment, Grace Jones, Hula-Hoop, Inspiration, London, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Jubilee, Travel and Leisure -

SLIDESHOW - Grace Jones, 64, has been performing and acting for decades. This makes the fact that last night's performance of Jones hula-hooping for four minutes straight even more astounding...

The post Grace Jones hula-hoops through Queen Jubilee performance appeared first on theGrio.

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Arrest, Cheering, Diorderly Conduct, Graduation, High Shool Graduation, Iesha, News, Police, Shannon Cooper, Video -

theGRIO REPORT - Shannon Cooper was as excited as any mother would be as her daughter walked across the stage of her high school graduation. Cooper cheered with enthusiasm as her daughter received her diploma...

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Allen West, Allen West Communist, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Communism, Elections 2012, House Democrats Communists, Politics -

Former President Bill Clinton made fun of Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) Monday night for saying that dozens of House Democrats are members of the Communist party.

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Comedy, Entertainment, Felicia Snoop Pearson, Funny or Die, Michael Kenneth Williams, Musical, Parody, Sonja Sohn, The Wire The Musical, Viral Video -

NEW YORK (AP) - 'The Wire: The Musical' debuted Tuesday as a Web video for the site Funny Or Die. The cast of the HBO drama reprises their roles in a mock song-and-dance adaptation of the famously gritty series about urban life and the drug war...

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Book, Cissy Houston, Entertainment, HarperCollins, New Jersey, Newarkl, Whitney Houston -

theGRIO REPORT - Whitney Houston’s iconic life will soon be remembered in a book written by her mother Cissy Houston...

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Dead, Death, Entertainment, Herb Reed, Music, R&B, Soul, The Platters -

BOSTON (AP) - Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like 'Only You' and 'The Great Pretender,' has died. He was 83...

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Darius Simmons, Death, John Henry Spooner, Milwaukee, News, Shooting -

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A 75-year-old Milwaukee man charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy who lived next door had been a repeated target of break-ins, according to neighbors...

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Allen West, Artur Davis, Barack Obama, Condi Rice, Condoleezza Rice, Conservatives, Cory Booker, Election 2012, Harold Ford, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Politics -

ANALYSIS - Four years later, racial pride has given way to differences over policy, ideology and politics. Moderate black Democrats, such as former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford, are airing their disagreements with the administration’s policy regularly.

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Azealia Banks, Big Sean, Entertainment, Lauryn Hill, Music, Nas, Rick Ross, Summer Jam 2012, Travel and Leisure -

theGRIO REPORT What started off as a rainy day with cloudy skies quickly turned into a night in music history with appearances by ghosts of hip hop’s past...

The post Summer Jam 2012 rewind: Rap legends return to stage appeared first on theGrio.

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Business, College Graduates, Economy, Job Hunting, Jobs, Students -

theGRIO REPORT - Once you’ve graduated, take a week or so to relax if you really need to, but then it’s time to get ultra serious about landing your first job...

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African American Museum, Black History, Black on Black Crime, Cleveland, Icabod Flewellan, News, roof -

Founded in 1953, the African-American Museum in Cleveland was one of the firsts of it's kind...

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Barack Obama, Colorado, Drugs, Election 2012, Marijuana, Mitt Romney, Politics, Pot, Weed -

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Voters in this presidential battleground state won't just decide whether to go red or blue this fall but also green — as in weed or grass...

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Barack Obama, Common, Eazy E, Entertainment, George HW Bush, Hip Hop, Ice Cube, Ice T, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kid Rock, KRS-One, Lil Wayne, Opinion, Politics, Rap, Will I Am -

OPINION - In this election year rappers probably will not be criticizing President Obama. Not because he's black but because rap has largely lost its political voice...

The post Hip-hop and Election 2012: How Obama went from being 'the bomb', to being 'the man' appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, GOP Primary, Mitt Romney, Politics, Recall, Scott Walker, Wisonsin -

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Five months before Election Day, you'd think there would be no better harbinger about who will win the White House than a contentious statewide vote in a critical battleground state that never moved on from the 2010 campaign...

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Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Election 2012, Fredrick Harris, Jonathan Capehart, Obama Administration, Opinion, Politics -

OPINION - Is Barack Obama black enough? Should we care? We need to stop arguing over President Obama’s blackness and just move on to a more productive conversation...

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first black mayor, Germany, John Ehret, Mauer, Mayor, News -

Mauer, a village in the south west of Germany has voted in the first black Mayor in the history of Germany...

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