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theGrio REPORT - Shonda Rhimes made news this week when she declared she was done discussing the idea of racial diversity on TV. Now her fellow Essence magazine cover star Issa Rae is chiming in and says she completely understands how Rhimes feels
theGrio REPORT - This year, Mason High School’s Muslim Student Association, to organize an event called the “Covered Girl Challenge". On April 23rd students of all backgrounds would be invited to wear a headscarf for the day in order to “combat stereotypes students may face when wearing head coverings.”
theGrio REPORT - According to authorities, three weeks before Christmas, Titi Branch fell into a depression so deep she ended up hanging herself in her Midtown apartment on December 4th.

theGrio REPORT - Jaden Smith has been raising brows lately with his gender bending fashion choices.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as the new White House social secretary.
theGrio REPORT - A mother in Georgia wants to know how her 8-year-old son ended up with a chipped tooth after being disciplined by a P.E. coach at Jackson Heights Elementary School.

theGrio REPORT - This is the second time we've covered a story on Cookie Monster this week, but this one isn't as adorable as his skit with Taraji Henson on SNL.
theGrio REPORT - In 2013, a 16-year-old boy captured hearts around the nation when he made a plea in front of church congregation for a family.
theGrio REPORT - It was only a matter of time before Cookie Monster ran into Cookie Lyon.

theGrio REPORT - Kayleb Moon-Robinson, a student at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia, was arrested by a police officer assigned to the school and charged with disorderly conduct just days after his 11th birthday.
theGrio REPORT - On Friday, the Oklahoma sheriff’s department released a video that shows an unarmed black man named Eric Harris fleeing police as they exit their cars to chase him.
theGrio REPORT - On Friday night, a 21-year-old man, who is quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy, was found in Cobbs Creek Park, lying near an empty wheelchair with a Bible on his chest.
theGrio REPORT - This week a Kentucky judge blamed two parents for their daughter's "constant fear of black men" after she witnessed an armed robbery.
theGrio REPORT - On Friday, Arizona investigators released dramatic video of a Walmart parking lot brawl that left a police officer wounded, and one man dead.
theGrio REPORT - On Saturday, President Obama gave a glowing endorsement to his former rival-turned-ally Hillary Clinton at a press conference in Panama City.
NEW YORK (AP) — Her immediate plans are to host "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. But Taraji P. Henson also has a memoir in her future.
theGrio REPORT - The South Carolina cop charged with killing Walter Scott is now being held in isolation for his own protection.
theGrio REPORT - Forty-nine years ago, a Missouri woman was told her daughter had died just after hours after being born.
theGRIO REPORT - A family was dining at an Oklahoma KFC chain when they looked up and realized something surprising playing on its dining room TV.
theGrio REPORT - Today, the US Postal Service unveiled the commemorative stamp honor Maya Angelou’s legacy. Unfortunately, the quote on the stamp next to her picture is one that is not originally hers.