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NBC NEWS - With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday after he and his accomplice robbed a 7-Eleven, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives out the window...
theGRIO REPORT - A Port Canaveral, Florida police officer has been fired for bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range...
OPINION - My inbox began filling with hateful, personal attacks on Monday, apparently as a result of conservative reactions to a recent “Lean Forward” advertisement now airing on MSNBC...
theGRIO REPORT - On the anniversary of her son's arrest in the killing of Miami teen Trayvon Martin, Gladys Zimmerman wrote an open letter criticizing the justice system that she says failed her family...
POSTSCRIPT'D - For the first time, Mary Williams shares her story of growing up the daughter of Jane Fonda after being rescued from the mean streets of Oakland, California...
OPINION - During a speech at Howard University, Rand Paul made his case for blacks supporting the Republican Party. Unfortunately, he was pitching a GOP that hasn't existed for more than 100 years...
theGRIO REPORT - Family members of a missing 26-year-old schoolteacher say they are baffled by her disappearance, but determined to believe she is still alive...
OPINION - For black America, the conversation about comprehensive immigration reform has often seemed disconnected from the core experience of most members of the community...
TRAVEL -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Thursday confirmed that Beyonce and Jay-Z's controversial trip to Cuba last week was indeed sanctioned...
OPINION - Sadly, what began as a genuine opportunity to make this country more free has deteriorated to racist name calling, fear of anyone with brown skin, and an irrational focus on Sharia law...
theGRIO REPORT - This past week, Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network held its 15th annual convention in New York City...
OPINION - When President Barack Obama embraced Rachel Robinson, the 90-year-old widow of baseball Hall of Fame legend Jackie Robinson on Tuesday, he did so as a man in a unique position to relate to her late husband's story...
OPINION - The Atlanta cheating scandal is about real life, a real 'wire' -- real children and all too real consequences...
VIDEO - The Republican party loves to remind voters that it is “the party of Lincoln”–but in the most recent election, only 6 percent of African-American voters cast their ballots for the GOP’s Mitt Romney...
NEWS -- Twelve hours before he was set to appear on cable television to explain a weekend Twitter rant many have called racist, Robert Zimmermann Jr. tweeted an apology...
OPINION - As Americans, it is up to each and every one of us to fight injustice and inequality when we are faced with it...
theGRIO REPORT - At 75, the comedian, philanthropist, actor and everyone's favorite dad as co-creator and star of 'The Cosby Show,' is still feisty, opinionated, and determined. Only now, his energy is often devoted to touting causes that have nothing to do with show business...
theGRIO REPORT - Unfortunately for Karl Rove, some food jokes go over better than others...
OPINION - This week it was sad to see Frederick Douglass’s legacy cheapened as members of the right-wing sought to use his name as some kind of political racial shield...
theGRIO REPORT - An Internet radio host says she was booed and shouted down when she tried to ask a question during a race-related event at the Conservative Video Action Conference last week, and she says video of the event, taken by a documentary filmmaker shows it...