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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.
Alison Ettel gained infamy over the weekend as #PermitPatty for calling the cops on an 8-year-old selling water on a San Francisco sidewalk and now Ettel has stepped down from her CEO role at a cannabis firm.
On Monday, ProPublica released a heart-breaking nearly eight-minute audio recording of children crying and pleading at the U.S.-Mexico border moments after being stripped away from their parents' arms.
Hey Trump,You and I are probably part of the few who even know that there is such a thing as Flag Day. On June 14, 1777, when the United States of America was almost a year old, the Second...
As far as Qasim Basir knows, he just accomplished something no other Black filmmaker has to date: he shot a feature length film with an all Black cast as a oner.
Omari Hardwick’s new movie, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream., shows the Power actor embodying a character who is much more vulnerable and sensitive than the tough-talking, philandering Ghost.
It's great that Black unemployment is the lowest it has ever been, but that statistic is not so impressive once appropriate context is added.
Writer William E. Ketchum III explains why although Michael Jordan will go down as one of the most iconic athletes and pop culture figures of all time, but all things considered, LeBron James is the GOAT. He brought receipts.