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ing, the latest young adult fiction collaboration from Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess, is a rich novel told completely in verse.
New Jack Swing's creator, Teddy Riley, spoke to theGrio about his upcoming show, his little known Panamanian roots, and how Harlem shaped the sound of New Jack Swing.
It's been five days since Georgia residents hit the polls to elect Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, or Ted Metz as their new governor.

Glory Edim, 35, is a well-read Black girl and her Well-Read Black Girl community is growing each day.
Wu-Tang Clan was for the children this morning on ABC's Good Morning America as the performed on the 25th anniversary of their debut album.
When asked for his comments on Michelle Obama's strong words against him in her upcoming memoir, Donald Trump resorted to spouting unsubstantiated claims (aka lies). 

Malcolm D. Lee has joined forces with Knock the Vote campaign creator ACRONYM to write and direct three videos aimed at getting people to the polls for the upcoming midterm elections. The videos—featuring Affion Crockett, Roy Wood Jr, and Melissa De...
Detroit just can’t get enough of showing its love for legendary “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who died in August at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Ossie Davis would have turned 100 years old on December 18, 2017 and to honor what would have been his 100th year of life, his children have partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for the $10,000 Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship.

Will Smith decided to ring in his 50th birthday in a major way. The Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated entertainer took to the skies and bungee jumped into the Grand Canyon to celebrate his milestone birthday.It was a family affair. Smith's wife...
After the n-word controversy, Victoria Russell, who has been with Papa John's for 12 years, was not sure she could stay. She tells theGrio why she did.
Former president Barack Obama did not call out Donald Trump by name in his speech railing against "demagogues" with empty promises.
Nicci Gilbert, Grammy-nominated lead singer of Brownstone, is taking on the big screen in her new short film Social Conflict.
Nas posted seven lengthy Instagram posts responding to his ex-wife Kelis and her allegations of physical, emotional, and financial abuse.
Jon Halapio has an inspiring NFL story that underscores the phrase "If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready."
Everyone is still trying to sort out what was happening inside a Brooklyn nail salon where a pretty wild melee took place with broomsticks flying during a beat-down after a customer allegedly refused to pay for a botched eye brow job.
There are lots of reasons why you might want to take a solo vacation and as long as you squirrel away the time, you can do it on pretty much any budget.
We're not sure of the identity of the Black man who balled so hard at the gym that someone called the cops on him, but he is surely now a local legend.
#PermitPatty, also known as Alison Ettel, at first claimed that she only "pretended" to call the police on a child selling water on a San Francisco sidewalk, but audio of the call has now surfaced.