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theGRIO REPORT - The shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 marked a turning point for many black residents of Sanford...
POSTSCRIPT'D - As we continue to celebrate the lives and contributions of African-Americans during Black History Month, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks is perhaps one of the most important titles...
OPINION - NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre unleashed an incendiary manifesto on Thursday, describing America -- and Brooklyn, New York in particular -- as a virtual hellscape...
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - The search ended abruptly Tuesday when a man believed to be Dorner bolted from hiding, stole two cars, barricaded himself in a vacant cabin and mounted a last stand...
SLIDESHOW - New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians are African American and Afro Creole bands of mostly working-class men who use the European Carnival day or 'Fat Tuesday'” to express continuity within black communities across the cityscape...
theGRIO REPORT - New Orleans’ Carnival celebration has always been an important part of the city’ culture; however, always with a racial and class divide...
theGRIO REPORT - A 102-year-old Florida woman who stood in line for three hours to vote this past November will sit in a place of honor at tonight's State of the Union address...
OPINION - After more than three centuries of celebrating Mardi Gras, New Orleans has learned to make it a key component of our economy...
OPINION - Every February 1st, it happens like clockwork. Folks complain. On Twitter and Facebook, in idle chatter before meetings and around the water cooler someone wonders aloud why there has to be Black History Month...
theGRIO REPORT - As TV doctor dramas go, 'Doc McStuffins' is no ER....
CHICAGO (AP) - Two men were taken into custody Sunday as "persons of interest" in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Chicago girl, a Chicago police spokeswoman said...
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence.
OPINION - Each year during Black History Month we reflect on the contributions African-Americans are making to our great country. It’s become customary this month be used to galvanize African-Americans around the issues disproportionately impacting our community...
theGRIO REPORT - When Dawn Catherine reacted to an incendiary tweet on Super Bowl Sunday, she never expected to become the target of attacks, not just on Twitter, but also on Facebook, email and by phone...
theGRIO REPORT - On what would have been Bob Marley's 67th birthday, author John Shore offers some insights into the Marley you probably didn't know...
theGRIO REPORT - A Florida congresswoman on Tuesday introduced a resolution honoring Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose slaying a year ago this month stirred national controversy...
theGRIO REPORT - On the night before what would have been her son Trayvon Martin’s 18th birthday, Sybrina Fulton was focused on the full schedule ahead of her...
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A judge in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has denied a defense request to delay the trial...
theGRIO REPORT - The shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton has drawn national attention, prompting renewed calls for gun regulation, and reigniting the public outrage created by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut...
OPINION - Just days into his second term, President Obama has reinforced his legacy; he will be remembered for transforming our armed forces more profoundly than any president since Harry Truman..