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theGRIO REPORT - After facing an estimated $18 billion debt the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday, and has become one of the largest municipalities in American history to do so...
NBC News-- And now there is new research, published this week, showing that when it comes to the chances that a poor child born in America can climb up from the lowest rungs on the economic ladder, where that child lives may be more telling than previously thought...
theGRIO REPORT - Carter said that he thought the prosecution was overzealous in their attempt to make the case for second-degree murder, and that the jury was required to listen to what was presented...

theGRIO REPORT - Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin, responded to Rush Limbaugh’s assertion that he can now use the n-word...
theGRIO REPORT - Political personalities, rock stars, athletes, and even the brother of George Zimmerman have spoken out in provocative ways...
theGRIO REPORT - The trailer for Steve McQueen's star-studded slave drama 12 Years a Slave has just been released online.

OPINION - I can only wonder how black boys around America will digest the Zimmerman acquittal...
An agent from Martin Literary Management has confirmed that juror B37 of the George Zimmerman trial has signed on to write a book about her experiences on the jury.
theGRIO SLIDESHOW - Musicians, actors, and other celebrities took to Instagram to share their thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial verdict...

theGRIO REPORT - George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges Monday, for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...
VIDEO - Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Clippers forward and the husband of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, destroyed paparazzi's camera equipment Wednesday...
theGRIO REPORT - Newark mayor Cory Booker has released his first television campaign ad for the New Jersey Democratic race for U.S. Senate...
theGRIO REPORT - Civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson, reacted with disappointment to Tuesday's Supreme Court decision striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act...
NBC NEW YORK - Two upstate New York men, one who prosecutors say is a member of the Ku Klux Klan, are accused of conspiring to develop a portable X-ray machine capable of emitting lethal doses of radiation that they intended to use against Muslims and 'enemies of Israel'...
CLUTCH - Wearing mens clothing is a natural fit for the 6’8' basketball player, who is the first openly-gay athlete to sign with Nike...
theGRIO REPORT - This legislative action may pave the way for the number of executions to increase in the state, which is bad news for the 152 people currently on death row in North Carolina...
theGRIO REPORT - An unconventional biopic of Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote the play A Raisin in the Sun, is in the pre-production stage and is slated to begin production in early fall...
theGRIO REPORT - In the wake of the controversial Travyon Martin shooting, which also occurred in Florida, and the national coverage that followed, Davis' death lead many to draw a parallel between the two teens...
theGRIO REPORT - Former Miss America winner Erika Harold began her campaign for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District, on Tuesday...
SLIDESHOW - In our continuing coverage of Black Music Month, theGrio is highlighting the top 10 female artists who have sung their way into our hearts over the last ten years'''