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Only a couple Black folks walked home with a statue from this year's Academy Awards ceremony (Congrats Jordan and Kobe!), but as our people are wont to do, we still showed up and showed out.
Walter Mosley introduced Detective Easy Rawlins to the world almost 30 years ago, and now Mosley is debuting his latest smooth-talking private dick, Joe King Oliver in his new book Down the River Unto the Sea.
TheGrio interviewed Yusef Salaam to find out more about the Central Park Five’s relationship to the 45th president and why he considers Trump a hypocrite.

Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled today and love or hate the art, the cultural impact of the moment is undeniable.
Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Tichina Arnold were all smiles in Burbank, CA as they dished about the possibility of a Martin reboot.
Driving home from the set of the Blackest film ever created (that's Black Panther), Chadwick Boseman says he passed by Ku Klux Klan rallies.

Producer Mel Jones makes her directorial debut with Leimert Park, a digital series that follows the lives of three Black girlfriends who live together in Leimert Park area in Los Angeles.
Actress Meagan Good showed everyone what it means to have your girlfriend's back when she shared powerful words of encouragement with comedian Leslie Jones.
A high school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn has a new award to add to its trophy case thanks to the debate team earning a national championship win with a "Why Black Lives Matter" speech.

What did Trump get right and wrong in his first State of the Union address when it comes to African Americans? Here are the facts
Police officers in Florida are seeking to invoke Stand Your Ground protection to defend against excessive force claims.
The Academy Award-winning actress believes her upcoming film, Black Panther is far more than just an action-packed movie when it comes to representation of African people, even if the African nation in the movie is fictitious. 
Before passing away at the age of 27 on December 30 last year, strident activist and mother, Erica Garner, penned an essay for Black millennials on Blavity about seeking justice for her late father, Eric Garner.
The South Hadley High School student has thrown the school and district into a tailspin because of homophobic and racist statements like 'Black lives don't matter" and "Black people literally look like shit." The student, who is known to school administrators but not being identified due to her age, can be seen in the videos talking directly to the camera.
Meet the two Atlanta-based women are behind the #MuteRKelly campaign.
San Francisco gets its third mayor in six weeks by ousting Black interim mayor London Breed
Bill Cosby made a rare public appearance in Philadelphia just months before jury selection for his sexual assault retrial.
These podcasts by beautiful, brilliant, Black folks are exactly what you need.
Sources claim Omarosa secretly recorded important White House conversations