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A white University of Missouri police officer apparently missed the memo and soon learned that painting his face black and dressing up as rap star Flavor Flav was an offensive affront that definitely made the public servant a public...
Ahead of the launch of Tamron Hall's new ABC talk show, word is that the mommy-to-be demanded parity saying that more women needed to join her staff, Page Six reports.“When I came to meeting to discuss my new...
Kristoff St. John’s oldest daughter is working to take over her father’s estate after his untimely death. She has filed court documents asking to be named administrator over the Young and the Restless star’s assets.Paris St. John is the daughter...

An Iowa man is under arrest and facing first-degree murder charges for the gruesome killing of a toddler that he allegedly sat on and suffocated to death, the Des Moines Register reports.Larry Darnell Murphy, 31, was arrested Friday and...
 Empire creator Lee Daniels is beside himself with angst and sadness over the Jussie Smollett's alleged fake hate crime scandal and posted a video Wednesday appearing distressed while addressing it, Variety reports.“These past couple of weeks have been a...
 TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our...

 Back in 2008, the Chicago Police Department investigated a sexual assault claim against R. Kelly, which resulted in no criminal charges being filed against the embattled singer.--Ex-Georgia cop charged with choking former NFL player in viral video is headed...
TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.On Tuesday, Atlanta...
Georgia police made a gruesome discovery in a Georgia storage unit that contained the bodies of two men who were reported missing by their families three months ago.--Disturbing number of Black men connected to Ferguson protests found dead--Tucked inside...

A good Samaritan helped a struggling nursing student with two jobs in a big way when he overheard her conversation at a car dealership.--Jason Van Dyke’s light sentence for killing Laquan McDonald to remain in place--Kayla Cooper's attempt to...
TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.A Las Vegas...
Six deaths involving Black men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri is drawing national attention.
 Jussie Smollett has been nominated for an upcoming NAACP Image Award, but there are new calls to rescind his submission because of allegations that he planned a hate crime against himself, Page Six reports.On Monday, Project 21, a black...
Boxer Adrien Broner is off the hook after his misdemeanor sexual battery charges were dropped TMZ reports.Last February, Broner was arrested and charged for allegedly groping a woman at a shopping mall in Atlanta. On Sunday, the charges were reportedly...
 The beloved Young and the Restless actor Kristoff St. John died from heart disease, and the effects of an accidental alcohol overdose, KCAL reports.The official cause of death reported by the L.A. coroner's office is hypertrophic heart disease and "effects...
Kodak Black’s got a sordid history when it comes to Black women. He’s openly admitted that he doesn’t like darker complexion black girls so it’s no surprise his hate would extend into a homophobic tirade against rapper Young M.A....
 A cop who was said to have died after a gun battle in the Bronx back in 1999, is alive and on Monday and the alleged shooter in the cold case was finally arrested, The NY Daily News reports.The...
A company in Switzerland has put the “triple beam lyrical dream” otherwise known as Biggie Smalls on Boogie Boards and his family is suing them for using the rapper’s name and image, according to TheBlast.Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mom...
 Talk show host Wendy Williams made an explosive admission on her show Tuesday that she has been living in a sober house every night, a secret she kept from her closest family and friends, until now.At the end of...
 On Monday, Soledad O’Brien mourned the loss of her mother Estela just 40 days after her father Edward died, Page Six reports.In February her dad died at the age of 85.Soledad has shared intimate memories about her mother online with her...