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Parks, Earth Day, theGrio.com
April 22, 2024
Across the country, minorities in low-income neighborhoods struggle to find open and high-quality park and playground spaces.
Alabama, Juvenile, theGrio.com
April 11, 2024
A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that Black students are suspended far more than white students in Alabama.
Philadelphia, police, theGrio.com
April 4, 2024
During a budget presentation, Mayor Cherelle Parker announced a proposed $600 million investment in public safety for the next five years.
Florida, police oversight, theGrio.com
March 28, 2024
HB 601 would restrict the power of civilian police oversight boards, a crucial tool for Black people in assessing fair treatment by police.
NYPD, police stops, theGrio.com
March 19, 2024
Black and Latino New Yorkers made up 88% of all police stops in 2022, according to a new report by John Jay College.
Detroit, police, theGrio.com
March 13, 2024
The survey found that adults 30 and under typically disagree that the police are doing a good job in their city.
homelessness, criminalization, theGrio.com
March 11, 2024
Many cities and lawmakers are focused on criminalizing rather than helping the most vulnerable people in American cities.
Health-care workers, discrimination, theGrio.com
March 6, 2024
Half of those surveyed cited racial, ethnic and other biases that can affect treatment.
National Urban League, Black America, theGrio.com
March 1, 2024
Marking the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the National Urban League explored living and earning conditions for Black Americans through that lens.
Louisiana, prison, theGrio.com
February 22, 2024
Some of the money Louisiana saved with a reinvestment initiative went toward crime prevention, as intended. 
gun violence, Black people, theGrio.com
February 12, 2024
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence analyzed firearm mortality data from the CDC between 2017 and 2021.
Georgia, cash bail, theGrio.com
February 8, 2024
Criminal justice reform advocates are concerned that the legislation will disproportionately impact poor Black communities.
Medicaid, hospitalizations, theGrio.com
January 30, 2024
Researchers found the most common issues that faced Black people for preventable hospitalizations were heart failure, diabetes and COPD.
Mississippi, FedEx, theGrio.com
January 24, 2024
D’Monterrio Gibson was delivering packages in Brookhaven, Mississippi, when two men allegedly opened fire on the truck he was driving.
gun violence, Philadelphia, theGrio.com
January 11, 2024
Residents and leaders in Philadelphia are concerned about the implementation of Parker’s public safety agenda. 
gun violence, teens, theGrio.com
January 2, 2024
Many of the teens who took part in the study said they don’t feel safe hanging out in their local parks or walking home from school.
violence intervention, Oklahoma City, theGrio.com
December 27, 2023
In recent years, violence intervention programs have become a priority for cities and communities that struggle with gun violence.
cops, television, theGrio.com
December 26, 2023
A look at police dramas over the past 30 years with the most realistic depictions of law enforcement and policing.
NBA, basketball, theGrio.com
December 25, 2023
By the time the Christmas games arrive, teams start to get settled into their rhythm. Here is a preview of the 2023 Christmas Day NBA games.
homicide data, Black men, theGrio.com
December 22, 2023
A new report by the Council on Criminal Justice shows that Black men make up the highest rate of homicide victims since 1960