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Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kyle Harvey, Music, Music Editor, TheGrio, TheGrio Insider -

For the start of Black Music Month, theGrio Insider sat down with Kyle Harvey,'s music editor, to discuss his lifelong love of music, his assessment of the current talent field, and what's on his iPod...

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Clutch Magazine, Colorism, Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Living, Michelle Rodriguez -

CLUTCH - In a recent episodes of PBS’ Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, actress Michelle Rodriguez learned of the extreme lengths the Puerto Rican side of her family went through to remain light skinned.

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Alexis Welch, Amare Stoudemire, Black Celebrities, Black Celebrity Photos, Black Love, Culture Watch, Engagements, Living, New York City, New York Nicks, Sports -

theGRIO REPORT - New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire proposed to his longterm girlfriend, Alexis Welch, in Paris over the weekend...

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Bounty List, Goodell Bounty, Jonathan Vilma, News, NFL, Roger Goodell, Sports -

NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system...

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Barack Obama, Election, Mitt Romney, Politics -

Yet Friday’s disappointing jobs report -- just 69,000 jobs created in May and the unemployment ticked up to 8.2% -- changed that perception in the blink of an eye, driving home for some holdouts the very real chance that President Obama could very well lose.

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Camden, Fashion, Hot 97, Living, New Jersey, Nicki Minaj, Wired 96.5 Fest -

SLIDESHOW - Nicki Minaj headlined the Wired 96.5 Fest in Camden, NJ on Friday, June 1 -- right before getting involved in a beef over the weekend that saw the Young Money star suddenly yanked from the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert on Sunday...

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Florida, News, Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin -

theGRIO REPORT - A newspaper study finds that Florida's Stand Your Ground law is applied unevenly, depending on the race of the victim, and that it has been used to free defendants in some shocking cases...

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French Open, News, Roland Garros, Sloane Stephens, Sloane Stephens French, Sports, Stephens American Loses, Tennis, Venus Serena -

PARIS (AP) — The unseeded American teenager's best run at a major came to an end in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 loss to U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur...

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Blackmon Arrested, Drunk Driving Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars, Justin Blackmon, Justin Blackmon DUI, News, NFL, Sports -

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge Sunday after authorities in Oklahoma said he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system...

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Detroit, Detroit schools, Detroit's Comeback, Education, News, Troubled Schools -

theGRIO REPORT - A Detroit principal reflects on the school she's fighting to turn around, and the city she says is improving, if too slowly...

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Business, Economy, Jobs, Manufacturing, Market, Report, Unemployment -

VIDEO - Investors had quite a few economic reports to sift through last week, but everything was overshadowed by the disappointing jobs report...

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Anorexia, Cystic Fibrosis, DNA, Genetic, Head lice, Health, Living, Melanoma, Migraines, Osteoporosis, Rosacea, Suicide, Tay-Sachs -

SLIDESHOW - We know which diseases we suffer from the most... so, let's take a look at ten conditions that we are least likely to have...

The post Slideshow: From head lice to anorexia – 10 conditions African-Americans get the least appeared first on theGrio.

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Bain Capital, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Clinton Democrats, Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, Harold Ford Jr, Mitt Romney, Obama Campaign, Opinion, Politics, President Bill Clinton -

OPINION - First it was it was Newark Mayor Cory Booker and now it’s former President Bill Clinton who can’t seem to quite fall in line behind the Obama re-election efforts when it comes to Romney’s Bain Capital record...

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Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics -

A spring slowdown in hiring and a rise in the unemployment rate are weighing on President Barack Obama, while enhancing Republican challenger Mitt Romney's argument that the Democratic incumbent is in over his head.

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Broadway, Direct, Entertainment, Mike Tyson, Spike Lee, Sports, The Undisputed Truth -

theGRIO REPORT - Spike Lee will reportedly take over as director of Mike Tyson's one-man show when it comes to Broadway....

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Africa, Blood Diamonds, Human Rights, News, Obama Adminstration, Zimbabwe -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has granted visas to two senior officials from Zimbabwe to attend a meeting of an international body charged with monitoring and preventing the sale of blood diamonds, despite human rights concerns...

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Assault, Bath Salts, Crime, Drugs, face eater, Miami, News, Zombie -

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man's face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a man, then ate his heart and part of his brain...

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Golf, Golf Tournaments, Jack Nicklaus, News, PGA, Sports, Tiger, Tiger Wins, Tiger Woods -

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods picked the right place to match Jack Nicklaus for career PGA Tour wins, and with a shot that even left Nicklaus amazed...

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Africa, Disasters, News, Nigeria, Plane Crash, Plane Crashes -

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president has declared three days of national mourning after a commercial airliner crashed Sunday in the country's largest city.

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Africa, Crashes, Disasters, News, Nigeria, Plane Crashes -

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A commercial airliner crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Nigeria's largest city, killing all 153 people on board and others on the ground in the worst air disaster in nearly two decades for the troubled nation.

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Court, Crime, George Zimmerman, Law, News, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin Case, Trials -

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of second degree murder in the killing of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin reported back to jail in Seminole County, Florida, after a judge revoked his bond for misleading the court about his finances. According to a press release from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Zimmerman “was booked into […]

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Absence Note, Barack Obama, Fifth Grader, Minnesota, News, Politics, School, School Note, Tyler Sullivan -

A Minnesota fifth grader will head back to school on Monday with what could be the best absence excuse possible: a note from the president of the United States.

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Arsenio Hall, Barack Obama, Birtherism, Birthers, Donald Trump, Entertainment, Politics, The Apprentice -

theGRIO REPORT - Donald Trump on Saturday employed a novel defense: he can't be racist, he just picked a black guy as the 'Celebrity Apprentice'...

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Crime, George Zimmerman, News, Trayvon Martin -

SANFORD, Florida (AP) — George Zimmerman has returned to Florida and will turn himself in to authorities by Sunday's deadline after a judge revoked his bond in the Trayvon Martin case, an attorney said...

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2012 Election, Barack Obama, Democrats, Jobs, Mitt Romney, Politics, The Economy, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five months before the elections, the uneven economic recovery is sputtering and job growth is anemic. Stock prices are down to 2011 levels and news on the European debt front is menacing...

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Crime, George Zimmerman, George Zimmerman Trial, Law, News, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin Case -

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The credibility of Trayvon Martin's shooter could be an issue at trial after a judge said that George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain a bond, legal experts say.

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