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Happy Juneteenth Independence Day! It’s been about 150 years since slavery was abolished in the U.S. Confederate South. June 19th, 1865 is the day Black people in Texas finally got the news-- a whole two and half years after...
Chance The Rapper held his annual Open Mike Event in Chicago and the High School kids went crazy when surprise guest Childish Gambino came out to perform “This Is America.” A moment the kids won't forget! Chance the rapper...
When Brandon Frame, saw a need for more support for young black men, he started a blog to express his vision. Now that blog has turned into a non-profit and it’s changing the game. The Black Man Can inc is...
Last night at the Tony Awards, legendary actor Robert Deniro shocked the crowd but it wasn't for a Broadway performance!  Check out to clip to see what words he had for President Donald Trump and how the crowd reacted. Charlottesville...
Susan G. Komen and the Ad Council launched Know Your Girls, a campaign, to help Black women better understand their breast health.
As Golden State Warriors player, Kevin Durant, continues to put the work in for the NBA finals, he’s also putting in the work outside the courts. Durant surprised a group of California students that he mentors at a Boys and...
After spending more than two decades of her life behind bars for drug charges, Alice Marie Johnson is officially a free woman. Johnson spoke with ABC's Michael Strahan and says: “I feel I’ve overpaid the debt for the crime I...
Here is The Download for Wednesday, June 6th. A woman in Michigan is speaking up after being racially profiled at Target. Ashanae Davis, 20, was accused of stealing a bikini and had to take the walk of shame to the...
Today on #TheDownload... NFL Super Bowl Champs, The Philadelphia Eagles, will not be attending a ceremony at the White House because the president uninvited them. According to a statement released by Donald Trump: "They disagree with their president because he...
Here is The Download for Monday, June 4th. Serena Williams has really been killing it on and off the court these days. She recently won the French Open, inspired women worldwide with her story of surviving birth complications, and killed...
Donald Trump wasted no time tweeting his picture with Kim Kardashian after their legendary prison reform meeting. Kim Kardashian met with Trump to discuss granting clemency to Alice Marie Jones, 62, who has served more than 20 years in...
Whether it’s in her music, or in her public speaking engagements, Grammy-Nominated Gospel singer, Jekalyn Carr, 20, continues to be the voice to encourage others to reach their fullest potential.
If you thinking you're grabbing your favorite drink from your local Starbucks, you lucked out today! All U.S store locations are currently closed. Employees are participating in an anti-bias training after two black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson,...
Today on #thedownload  Stacey Abrams has made history! She’s the first Black woman to win the Georgia democratic gubernatorial primary, beating out Stacey Evans to earn her spot to run for governor. Abrams is a rising star in the Democratic party. She...
As fans gear up for the highly anticipated new season of Queen Sugar, theGrio caught up with the "Borldeon siblings" to discuss what fans can expect
Here is #thedownload for May 21st. The British Royal Family got a brand new member when actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a lavish and very Black wedding. Markle’s heritage was on display with Reverend Bishop Michael Curry; the talented...
Here is #thedownload for May 16th. Michael Hayes, a Memphis real estate investor, ran into trouble when he arrived at a house to do an inspection and a white neighbor called the cops on him. But when the police arrived,...
Here is #thedownload for May 15th. If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s happening in Israel, it’s time to tune in. Many black activists and influencers have been weighing in on protests at the border between Gaza and Israel, which...
Here is #theDownload for May 14th. In case you missed it, once again social media put a comical spin on another incident while being Black in America. The woman who called the cops on Black BBQ’ers in Oakland, got a taste...
Will people continue to ''Step in the name of Love'' after numerous sexual allegations against R.Kelly?