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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.The law team...
Some shoppers are threatening to jump ship from Home Depot after it was discovered that one of its co-founders donated $7 million to groups supporting Donald Trump’s presidential run in 2016, and he reportedly plans to do it again...
Lady Luck La La Anthony cleaned up at a New Orleans casino when she dropped $200 into a slot machine and hit the jackpot for $68,000.--La La Anthony is exploring her ‘legal options’ on what’s next after latest split...

The killing of an innocent Black teen by a white man who said he felt threatened by the rap music the 17-year-old was playing has prompted family members and activists to call for the heinous murder to be categorized...
How hard can it be to find a Black actor to play a Black man in a commercial?Apparently, it was a difficult task for the executives at Alitalia Air to tackle as seen in a video ad that uses...
Kim Kardashian’s close friend Larsa Pippen was reportedly the first one to spill the tea and tell the reality star all about Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe with Jordyn Woods and now Scottie Pippen's ex says things didn’t start there.Twitterverse...

Wendy Williams has been living her best life since breaking up with her husband but admits that in the meanwhile her body is taking a beating due to a chronic condition called lymphedema.--Wendy Williams sheds tears over divorce drama,...
Lena Waithe hit the Essence Fest to show a 13-minute clip of her provocative new film ‘Queen & Slim’ about a fatal police encounter and spoke about the impact of producing a piece of art that silences the oppressor.--Lena...
On Saturday, Disneyland wasn’t quite the “Happiest Place on Earth” after a brutal brawl broke out between two families that featured spitting, kicking and punches flying high in the famed California park.--Network claps back on ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ big...

As Lil Nas X enjoys the fruits of his success, the Atlanta artist says it was bittersweet opening up about his sexuality, something he thought he’d never come to terms with doing publicly.-- Racist country music fans boycott Wrangler’s...
As racists collectively pull their hair out in anger after Disney named a Black woman, singer and actress Halle Bailey, as Ariel in the upcoming Little Mermaid, a flood of support has been streaming in backing their casting choice.--Halle...
A former Australian tennis star Sam Groth took issue with how tennis icon Serena Williams reacted to learning about the new number-one woman tennis player.And he had the audacity to criticize her and offer suggestions on what she should...
An autopsy revealed that a Florida man, who was mauled by a pack of pit bull dogs, was likely killed after they bit him more than 100 times all over his body.--Detroit concert fights reverse racism claims after charging...
Starbucks is in embroiled in yet another discrimination claim, but this time it’s six Arizona police officers who are crying foul after they were asked to leave because a customer complained of not feeling safe in their presence.--Detroit concert...
A music festival in Detroit is fighting off claims of reverse racism after selling higher priced tickets to white concertgoers while charging people of color a fraction of the price to attend.--Texas teen who was denied job at Six...
A new study says that Black women call out and report instances of sexual harassment at work more than white women do.The creators of the research say that sexual harassment in the office has taken a focus on women...
A wrongfully accused Louisiana man is finally walking free after serving 17 years for an armed robbery he didn’t commit.It’s been a long time coming but Royal Clark Jr,. has been released after a 2003 conviction of robbing a...
It may be pocket change to many, but a South African mother was in desperate need and tweeted out a message to ask people on the social media platform for a 69-cent donation so she could pay her electricity...
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and the NAACP on Wednesday demanded that a Florida police deputy who was caught on video slamming a teen’s head in the ground in April be charged.“We said if the State Attorney's Office did not...
Idris Elba says he doesn't want to be held responsible for a failed James Bond movie if he were cast as the British spy.Elba once again shut down rumors that he plans to play Bond in a recent Vanity...