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theGRIO REPORT - The medical examiner who testified in the George Zimmerman trial says his office, state prosecutors and police had no interest in convicting the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin and set him up to take the blame for a failed prosecution...
OPINION - Call it 'afro-mentum' Call it the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Either way, Bill de Blasio's sweeping victory in the New York Democratic primary for mayor is a hint of change progressives can believe in...
theGRIO REPORT - Twelve years later, with a new administration in office, and the country once again considering middle action in the Middle East (in fact, in the country next door to Iraq -- Syria); we look back on the many ways 9/11 changed everything...
ANALYSIS - We forget that civil rights was a contested process, and that assumptions about black violence made the public believe the march was a risky undertaking...
theGRIO REPORT - The murder of Emmett Till is just as relevant today as it was in 1955 when his death not only sparked an avalanche of public outrage and fear across the South...
theGRIO REPORT - A Washington D.C. woman says a weekend trip to see the movie, 'The Butler' was marred by the presence of police inside the theater...
OPINION - In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Ben Crump, one of the attorneys representing the parents of Trayvon Martin, issued a political call to action...
OPINION - It’s been 42 months – three and a half years – since Haiti’s calamitous January 12, 2010 earthquake killed hundreds of thousands and left a million destitute in the hemisphere’s poorest nation...
theGRIO REPORT - Twitter has been having a field day with Riley Cooper...
OPINION - A swift kick to the backside, or 'tough love' as CNN anchor Don Lemon calls it, will not tear down the strictures of race, class and gender in this country...
OPINION - Anthony Weiner was right about one thing: Clarence Thomas has a serious conflict of interest ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs...
theGRIO SLIDESHOW - It’s carnival time in Ayiti. Sunday kicked off with a bang with what appeared to be a few hundred thousand people piling into Champs de Mars for the 'Carnaval des Fleurs' – the Carnival of Flowers...
theGRIO REPORT - On the night of June 26th, Traymon Williams was driving with his girlfriend, DeShonda Robinson, and her younger brother, Kelvin Robinson, Jr., when he noticed a police car following close behind him...
theGRIO REPORT - When she went public in an on-camera interview with ABC News, the juror in the George Zimmerman trial previously known only as B29 addressed a lot of questions including the most obvious one...
OPINION - But as I write you today, I am angry … saddened even, because I cannot provide for you the world that you absolutely deserve...
theGRIO REPORT - Jordan's parents can't help to see the similarities between their son's killing and that of Trayvon Martin...
theGRIO REPORT - Marissa Alexander's daughter turns three today but there is not plan for a birthday party. Instead, the 31-year-old remains in a Duval County Florida jail awaiting the latest hearing in her case...
theGRIO REPORT - On Saturday, the conservative publication's 'Cartoon of the Day' by Investor's Business Daily's Michael Ramirez depicted Sharpton as a lynching tree, with four lynched bodies labeled "truth" hanging from its extended limb...
theGRIO REPORT - West may disagree with President Obama (and a majority of African-Americans) about the experience of being a black man in America, but his opinion on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case isn't in total alignment with fellow conservatives...