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Crime, Danueal Drayton, Killer, Los Angeles, Mental Illness, New York, News, Rapist, Samantha Stewart, Top Stories -

Los Angeles County judge ruled that accused rapist and killer Danueal Drayton, 27, is mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of Queens nurse Samantha Stewart inside her home last July

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All-Time Scoring, Dirk Nowitzki, Featured, LeBron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, News, San Antonio Spurs, Sports, Top Stories, Wilt Chamberlain -

With a jumper shot in Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James surpassed Dirk Nowitzki on the NBA’s scoring chart, earning sixth place among all-time scoring leaders

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LeBron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA -

Welcome to Hollywood, don’t let this town ruin you … — Drake, “Light Up” (2010) LOS ANGELES — One-thousand, nine hundred and ninety-two days. That’s how long it’s been since Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles in April 2013. The catastrophic injury left the Los Angeles Lakers icon teary-eyed in the Staples Center locker room, ended […]

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Accident, Entertainment, Featured, Los Angeles, Music, News, Post Malone, Rolls Royce, Top Stories, West Hollywood -

Rapper Post Malone was involved in a serious car accident in West Hollywood area of Los Angeles on early Friday morning.

The post Post Malone walks away uninjured after car accident in West Hollywood appeared first on theGrio.

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Boxing, Latinx, Los Angeles, Olympics -

Chantel Navarro is an unusually determined and disciplined 14-year-old. For the past two years, she has been training six days a week with her father, former professional boxer Ignacio Navarro, at the Eddie Heredia Boxing Club in East Los Angeles. And she trains a full seven days a week when a tournament is approaching. Every […]

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daniel, finances, insecure recap, lawrence, los angeles, roshon fagan -

We’re slowly rolling through season 3 of Insecure with plenty of exposé and character development. So we are keeping the debate and discussion that Insecure inspires moving right along with it as a weekly discussion between Jouelzy and Panama Jackson.

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Body Scanners, Los Angeles, National, News, Subway -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the […]

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Entertainment, Los Angeles, male cheerleaders, New Orleans, News, NFL, Sports, Video -

For the first time in history, the NFL will have male cheerleaders on the sidelines. 

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Los Angeles, News, True Crime -

Several members of a Latino gang in Los Angeles have reportedly firebombed homes in an attempt to carry out racially motivated attacks. According to the LA Times, the gang members, who all belonging to the Big Hazard gang, are set to plead guilty to federal hate crimes charges. The three men have reportedly sought plea agreements that […]

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Austin bombings, Los Angeles, News, Video -

A bomb squad was called to a home in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, after the owner received a mysterious envelope from an unknown sender from Austin. The Los Angeles police officers responded to the scene after a woman reported receiving a small FedEx package on their home porch. Thankfully, ABC7 reports that the bomb technicians […]

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Domestic Violence, Entertainment, Lisa Bloom, Los Angeles, Trey Songz, Video -

Singer Trey Songz is denying that he brutalized a woman, causing her severe injury last February, but turned himself in to face domestic violence charges. Monday, E! News confirmed Songz was booked for a felony after being accused of hitting a woman in the face during NBA All-Star Weekend. His accuser hired civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom and was later […]

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Associated Press, Brendon Glenn, California, LAPD, Los Angeles, News, Shooting -

Prosecutors declined to bring charges because they couldn't prove Officer Clifford Proctor acted unlawfully when he shot Brendon Glenn in the back in 2015 in Venice, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.

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Black History Sports, Bullying, Featured, Jonathan Martin, Los Angeles, News, NFL, School Shooting -

Former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin put up a post on Instagram that caused panic at a Los Angeles area high school. “When you’re a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge,” Martin posted in the cryptic Instagram story, which featured an image of a shotgun as well as the names […]

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Atlanta, Baseball, Donald Glover, Los Angeles, Serena Williams, Television -

After making fans wait a wee bit longer for a new season of one of the hottest new shows, Donald Glover’s excellent Atlanta finally returns next month — and sports will play a major role. The creator and star of FX’s hot show about a Princeton-educated dropout trying to boost his cousin’s would-be local rap […]

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Black Men, Crime, LAPD, Los Angeles, News, Racism -

A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles was arrested on Wednesday after he falsely reported that three Black men fired a single shot through his door and forced themselves into his apartment. Police immediately responded to the teen’s 911 call in which he reported an armed break in. They were quickly able to determine that he […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Los Angeles, NBA Cares -

This year’s All-Star Weekend is a family affair for the NBA, which will be spreading a message of unity, hope, solidarity and change in its host city of Los Angeles. From Thursday through Sunday, the league is sending more than 3,000 volunteers into the City of Angels with more than 30 outreach programs and events. […]

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Anthony Weber, Featured, Los Angeles, News, Police Brutality, Police Shooting -

Loved ones of Anthony Weber, who shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies this week, want answers. And at an emergency town hall meant to alleviate the strain between Anthony Weber’s family and officials, tensions boiled over. The meeting at the New Congregational Missionary Baptist Church was led by the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, […]

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Black Panther, Democrats, Entertainment, Los Angeles, News, Police Brutality, Politics, Shooting, Trump, Video -

Happy Tuesday Grio Fam! If you thought President Trump would ever take the high road or stop speaking in hyperbole, you thought wrong.  45 has now co-signed the idea that Democrats are “un-American” and “treasonous” because they didn’t clap for him. In addition to the administration losing their minds, “Black Panther” haters tried to organize […]

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Featured, Los Angeles, News, Police Brutality, Racism, True Crime -

On Sunday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 16-year-old boy that they claim was armed at the time of the confrontation. But no gun was found at the scene of the fatal police shooting. Two deputies responded to a 911 call in which the caller said that he was afraid for his […]

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Angels Landing Partners LLC, Business, Don Peebles, Downtown LA, Featured, Los Angeles, News, Peebles Corporation, Real Estate -

Earlier this month, the millionaire developer received approval for a $1.2 billion project in downtown Los Angeles...

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Legalized Marijuana, Los Angeles, Marijuana, News -

On Wednesday, the city council of Los Angeles voted to legalize recreational marijuana, making it the largest U.S. city to do so. While the vote itself took months to get to because of lengthy debates, the implementation of the policy is actually going to be much faster, with cultivation expected to begin in less than […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway, Featured, Grand Canyon, Key West, Las Vegas, Living, Los Angeles, Miami, News, Road Trips, San Francisco, Seattle, South Beach, TheGrio Originals, Travel and Leisure, Vancouver, Yellowstone, Yosemite -

Road trips are a great way to catch up with your travel companions, see the world and save money in the process. So what are you waiting for? Start planning!

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Documentary, John Ridley, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Riots, Movies, Rodney King, Television, The Oscars -

If you’ve been paying attention these past few years, you see exactly what John Ridley is trying to do. The Oscar-winning filmmaker — he earned Hollywood’s biggest prize for writing the adapted screenplay of 2013’s 12 Years a Slave — has been working on projects that entertain and educate. When you experience a John Ridley […]

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AMAs, American Music Awards, Bozoma Saint John, Entertainment, Kehlani, Kelly Rowland, Los Angeles, Music, Nick Cannon, Nokia Theater, Television, Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis -

The 2017 American Music Awards was full of highs and lows and theGrio.com was on deck for the big occasion. Here’s a rundown of what went down at the AMAs: Kehlani is extremely sweet and extremely tatted up. Like all over. Wow. Even though she lost her award to Beyoncé, she was overjoyed to attend […]

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City Council, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Los Angeles, Native Americans, News, Racism -

Los Angeles city council members voted 14-1 on the measure, which would rename the paid holiday for city employees and would shift the focus to the indigenous people who lived in the Americas fist...

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Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Entertainment, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Kyira Johnson, Los Angeles, wrongful death lawsuit -

TV's Judge Glenda Hatchett is involved in a wrongful death lawsuit after her daughter-in-law died shortly after she gave birth.

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Koreantown, Los Angeles, National, News, rodney king, rodney king riots -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in […]

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Culture, Editor's Picks, Entertainment, LA 92, la riots, lapd, Latasha Harlins, Los Angeles, Race, rodney king, South Central, TV, watts riots -

Twenty-five years ago, Los Angeles erupted in violence after a white jury acquitted the four […]

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Entertainment, Father of Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr, Los Angeles, Singer Cuba Gooding Sr -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the […]

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