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OPINION - The president made history Friday, in a nearly 18 minute address, delivered off-prompter, and from the gut...
OPINION - Black America is still grieving the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, and the sense that racial profiling of young black men has yet again been given the stamp of approval by most of white America? Well get over it already...!
ATLANTA (AP) — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for change...
OPINION - The first thing I wanted to do when I heard that George Zimmerman was going to walk free and clear in the killing of Trayvon Martin (besides scream, weep, and curl in a ball) was talk to my father...
theGRIO VIDEO - Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year-old friend of Trayvon Martin, and the last person to talk to him in the minutes before he was shot and killed last year, sat down with theGrio.com Tuesday...
OPINION - The mood following the verdict in the case of Florida v. George Zimmerman is not politics as usual...
theGRIO VIDEO - Following her two days of testimony, Jeantel was subjected to ridicule online, including by Olympic athlete Lolo Jones, who compared her to the Tyler Perry character Madea...
OPINION - 'Not guilty.' For just a moment the very words hung in the air of the courtroom, stunning everyone into silence...
theGRIO REPORT - When news like the recent Zimmerman verdict is handed down, it’s not uncommon that disheartened African-Americans consider packing up and leaving the United States altogether...
OPINION - The outrage over the killing of an unarmed black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved...
OPINION - Race and the specter of racism, permeated the case from the opening to closing arguments...
OPINION - George Zimmerman followed the unarmed Trayvon Martin, ignored an emergency dispatcher’s warning not to follow him and shot the teen dead. Yet, Zimmerman walked free...
SANFORD, Fla. — Police Chief Cecil Smith drew a mix of high-fives and heckles as he walked down the main thoroughfare of Goldsboro, a historic black neighborhood at the heart of this Florida town...
OPINION - There are five likely scenarios that still could unfold as this trial draws to a conclusion, even if the prosecution fails to meet the burden for second degree murder...
theGRIO REPORT - Following the controversial Supreme Court decision to overturn a core provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, some state legislatures are welcoming the opportunity to enact changes to their voter identification laws...
theGRIO REPORT - The photo, by Zimmerman attorney Don West on Tuesday, using his daughter's cellphone, was posted to 23-year-old Molly West's Instagram account on Wednesday, including the caption: 'We beat stupidity celebration cones'...
OPINION - What makes people racist is their unwillingness to acknowledge it in the first place combined with an unwillingness to take action to change—exactly what you keep doing...
theGRIO REPORT - The daughter of one of the attorneys representing George Zimmerman in his second degree murder trial has closed her Twitter account after posting a photo and caption some are calling inappropriate...
theGRIO - The Supreme Court overturns a key provision of the Voting Rights Act...
OPINION - It’s ironic that musicians themselves – including those that performed 'Dancing in the Street' – have silently suffered a decades-long economic injustice: that terrestrial AM/FM radio stations don’t pay them a penny to use their music...