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  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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#MakeHIVHistory, Black Panther, Danai Guria, Danai Guria interview, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Film, Health, Johnson & Johnson, Television, TheGrio Originals, Video, World AIDS Day -

  Danai Gurira may be best-known for playing Okoye, a fierce woman warrior in Black Panther but in real life, the actress’ plight to eradicate HIV/AIDS in our lifetimes is just as intense. She has been an advocate and activist since the beginning of her career and continues to inspire and educate others on the […]

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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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#TalkToTheBabies, #WordsMatterHIV toolkit, AIDS, David J. Johns, Health, HIV, HIV Awareness, NBJC, News, Video -

Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about ensuring that every child born is safe and supported in the process of figuring out who they are in the world that we have invited them into.  Here’s what I hope, in my heart, I will always communicate with any young person of color who […]

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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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  George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94. Spokesman Jim McGrath announced the former president’s death Friday night in a tweet. The Yale University graduate passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, according to CNN. Despite battling multiple illnesses, including a mild case of pneumonia and […]

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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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After listening to testimony all day on Wednesday, a Texas grand jury has decided to indict Amber Guyger for murder in the shooting death of Botham Jean this past September. 

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  NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” is selling at a pace rarely seen for a political memoir, or any nonfiction book. READ MORE: Michelle Obama signs books at Costco as Ellen DeGeneres serenades her Combined hardcover, e-book and audio sales in the U.S. and Canada topped 2 million copies in the first 15 days, […]

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  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Payless taught fashion influencers a lesson about shoes by opening a fake store that sold Main Street shoes at Madison Avenue prices. Payless ShoeSource held a launch party in Los Angeles for the bogus label Palessi and invited the fashionistas to sample the merchandise. Payless posted a video of what happened on […]

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Al B. Sure, Diddy, Entertainment, Kim Porter, Kim Porter death, Kim Porter eulogy, Kim Porter funeral, Music, Quincy, Quincy Brown, Sean Diddy Combs, Star, Television, Video -

  While plenty of people are still reeling from the tragic death of Kim Porter, her eldest son, Quincy Brown, shared some touching words on social media this week. The star of STAR, whose father is Al B. Sure, posted about the gratitude he felt for the outpouring of support he and his family received after his mother’s […]

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  Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be featured on BET’s upcoming special, Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones.  Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, John Legend, Dave Chapelle, Stevie Wonder, and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the famous faces we will see on the two-hour special produced by Ken […]

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  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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  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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  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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Three years after the death of Sandra Bland in a Waller County, Texas jail, her sisters talk to theGrio about the questions they need answered.

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  On the heels of announcing her partnership with Amazon Studios, Viola Davis has landed the leading role in their upcoming film, The Fighting Shirley Chisholm. The Oscar-Winning actress, whose company, JuVee Productions, inked a first-look deal with the company, will play Shirley Chisholm, the nation’s first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of […]

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  NEW YORK (AP) — Mahershala Ali’s life changed in more ways than one the week of the 2017 Oscars. Four days before he won best supporting actor for his performance in “Moonlight,” his wife, Amatus-Sami Karim, gave birth to their first child. “When I won, all I could think about was: I just want […]

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  CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Public Schools agency has received almost 500 allegations of student-on-student sexual violence since early September. The school district created the Office of Student Protections and Title IX this summer following a Chicago Tribune investigation documenting broad lapses in the response to sexual abuse by the third-largest district in the U.S. READ MORE: Two Chicago police officers […]

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  Fox News host Tomi Lahren hit a new low when she boasted that watching migrant children being hit with tear gas was “the highlight” of her Thanksgiving weekend. The conservative pundit made the shocking admission on social media while responding to Alyssa Milano’s strongly worded tweet to Donald Trump, according to Newsweek. Milano, the actress […]

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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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  African American Republican voters in Mississippi this week supported Cindy Hyde-Smith in the Senate runoff election, despite allegations of racism that came with plenty of receipts. She defeated Black Democrat Mike Espy, although earlier this month she was thrust in the social media glare when a video surfaced of her bragging at a public […]

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  Eldrick “Tiger” Woods said his 2018 career renaissance has been grueling. He played in 18 tournaments, including all four majors —his most in a season since 2012. He capped off the year with a top-10 finish at the British Open, a second place finish in the PGA Championship and later winning the Tour Championship in September for his […]

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A Legendary Christmas, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, Awkwafina, Chrissy Teigen, Crazy Rich Asians, Entertainment, Events, John Legend, John Legend Christmas special, Kim Kardashian West, Music, NBC, Penny and Paul, Stevie Wonder, Television, Video -

  John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are ready to show the world how they do the holidays. The couple’s NBC special, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy airs tonight on NBC and they shared some sneak peeks at what (and who) fans can expect to see. The talented duo who are parents to two […]

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  Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish caught plenty of heat from folks who were offended by their son’s birthday party theme. The couple showed off photos from the “Cowboys & Indians” themed birthday bash over the weekend and were instantly slammed for the insensitive theme. Now, the comedian is firing back at his […]

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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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Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account as she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration.

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Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Exes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, News, Red Table Talk, Sheree Zampino, Television, Trey Smith, Video, Will Smith -

  Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have a way of making their family life look easy but the couple has been coming clean about how they have navigated the tough road of marriage and raising a blended family. In a recent Instagram post, Will Smith opened up about his relationship with his eldest son, […]

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Black lives matter, EJ Bradford, Jemel Roberson, Video -

Why is it that Black people with legal guns can’t catch a break? Over the holidays, police killed EJ Bradford,21, after a fight broke out at Riverchase Galleria Mall, near Birmingham, Alabama. The Hoover Police Department initially said they shot a suspect connected to the shooting, when in fact it was an innocent bystander who […]

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  James Alex Fields Jr, the man who plowed his car through a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last year, is set to claim he committed the heinous act in self-defense. According to WVIR, Fields’ attorney, John Hill told prospective jurors this week that his client will be claiming that […]

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  A Black former Facebook employee has aired out the social media giant’s issues with engaging black users and how it treats its black employees. In a full-length piece on Facebook, Mark Luckie – who served as Facebook’s Strategic Partner Manager for Global Influencers – airs out his issues with the company while also offering solutions. […]

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Criminal Justice Reform, Meek Mill, New York Times, Op-Eds, Philadelphia, Video -

  Rapper Meek Mill is in the New York Times this week with a powerful op-ed on criminal justice reform. If you remember, in November 2017, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced the Philly native to two to four years–claiming he violated his probation. Upon his early release in April 2018, he has led many rallies and […]

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