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OPINION - Is hip-hop destroying black America? To answer this question fairly, we must first discard the distorted image of hip hop that mainstream media has passed off for the past 20 years...
theGRIO REPORT - Six-month-old Jonylah Watkins laid lifeless in a pink dress as her parents saw her 3-foot casket close Tuesday saying 'goodbye' for the last time...
theGRIO REPORT - When Allen West lost his congressional seat to a 29-year-old newcomer, many Florida watchers wrote his political obituary....
VIDEO - A new video has been released showing an encounter between a self-described segregationist and a black radio host during a Conservative Political Action Conference session on race...
theGRIO REPORT - A 'tea party' group on Friday held a session at the CPAC that was supposed to teach attendees how to persuade black voters, that instead turned into a shouting match.
theGRIO REPORT - When then gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott selected Jennifer Carroll as his running-mate in 2010, it seemed like a stroke of genius...
OPINION - Reinhold Reince Priebus embarked on an African-American "listening tour" in Brooklyn, New York, Monday, and the results were simply platitudinous...
theGRIO REPORT - Writer and Democratic strategist Zerlina Maxwell is fielding a wave of support on social media, following some ugly responses to a segment in which she appeared on Fox News Channel's 'Hannity'...
theGRIO REPORT - The country has been seeing a lot of Michelle Obama, and she seems to be having the time of her life...
OPINION - The day after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death, students in the West African country of Ghana were marching...
OPINION - I will never forget watching President Obama unveil the statue of one of my personal heroes in Statuary Hall last week – allowing civil rights icon Rosa Parks to take her rightful place in our nation’s Capitol...
OPINION - A child’s zip code should never determine her destiny. But today, a child’s health, educational outcomes, and lifetime economic opportunities are often negatively impacted when she grows up in a high poverty community...
HATTIESBURB, MS -- More than 50 years ago, the president of an all-white university in Mississippi went to such great lengths to keep a black man from enrolling as a student, that he had the man arrested on trumped up charges and sent to prison...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — It's going to be tough to beat this buzzer beater just three days into March...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A politician named Obama who is running for governor in Kenya can boast of one big claim to fame on the campaign trail: blood relations with the president of the United States...
theGRIO REPORT - Asked by reporters during a small round table that included theGrio, how she responds to the instant sensation created by everything from her wardrobe choices to her hair, Mrs. Obama said anyone in her position would face that spotlight. But she said she also recognized that she and President Obama are different...
theGRIO REPORT - First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday announced the launch of a program that will bring her 'Let's Move!' campaign to some 50,000 U.S. schools...
theGRIO REPORT - In a country that in recent years has become almost defined by political polarization, it's hard to imagine more unexpected partners than the deeply red state of Mississippi and Michelle Obama....
theGRIO REPORT - O'Mara said he joins those who have denounced blogs and websites that have posted fake pictures purporting to be Trayvon, including pictures of a young man wielding a gun, and a picture of rapper The Game, who is 28 years old and covered in tattoos...