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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. A disturbing video...
  A Black man out for a night at the movies is sharing his story after he was accused of slipping in a side door to see Captain Marvel, even though he had purchased a ticket to the movie. --5 charged...
  Chance the Rapper, who wed his longtime love Kirsten Corley last weekend in a lavish ceremony, made a surprise announcement that another baby is on board. --Trump appointee Lynne Patton completes month of public housing stays-- “We pregnant again. Its a girl.”...
  It’s not the first dust-up between Cynthia Bailey and her on-again, off-again bestie Nene Leakes, and it surely won’t be the last. --Trump appointee Lynne Patton completes month of public housing stays-- On Wednesday, Bailey refused to shade her friend Leakes...
A Georgia lawmaker is tired of women’s reproductive rights being on the chopping block, especially after the legislature passed a controversial heartbeat bill that would ban abortions around six weeks. So, on Monday morning, state Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick flipped the...
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a bill designating the home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers as a National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi, NBC News reports. “Medgar and Myrlie Evers are heroes whose contributions to the advancement of civil rights...
  On Thursday, Empire actor Jussie Smollett made an appearance in a Chicago court and pled not guilty to the 16 counts against him in connection to an alleged hate crime ruse. Smollett appeared before Judge Steven Watkins along with his lawyer, Tina...
  Wendy Williams, the talk show hostess known for her steamy and fiery takes on Hollywood’s hottest stars, has pissed off radio personality, Howard Stern. On Wednesday, Stern tore into Williams for slamming him and his upcoming new book, after Williams...
  Until he has his day in court, the showrunners at Empire aren’t ready to fire Jussie Smollett just yet, saying it’s “too early,” to make that decision. “It’s a matter of trusting the process and allowing the legal process to...
  When the Jussie Smollett alleged fake hate crime hoax hit the fan and the Chicago PD determined that they would pursue the actor with criminal charges, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the city’s top prosecutor, recused herself from...
  Jemele Hill went through a storm last year when her career took an unexpected turn and she ultimately quit her ESPN gig after getting suspended for tweets speaking out against President Donald Trump. Hill has accumulated enough life experience and...
  Democrat Beto O’Rourke announced that he’s running for president 2020 on Wednesday morning, entering the fray with dozens of other high-profile contenders, NBC News reports. "The only way for us to live up to the promise of America is to give...
  Alicia Keys is on fire, and this fall, she will release “More Myself,” a memoir to be published by Oprah Winfrey’s imprint. The book is set to be released Nov. 5 and will be “part autobiography, part narrative documentary” according...
A crazed fan soon found out that nobody bosses Diana Ross “The Boss” around. On Monday, the legendary singer appeared at a surprise pop-up concert for the opening of the Ian Schrager’s Edition hotel in Times Square but was bombarded by...
After learning that a teacher “slammed” his son, an enraged father grabbed an AK-47 and showed up at his child’s school. --R. Kelly Raid: Chicago police called to singer’s compound on ‘suicide pact’ call-- Christopher Freeman of West Pam Beach, Florida,...
  Ciara slays the April cover of InStyle Magazine and opens up about all things concerning her football bae Russell Wilson, leveling up her music career and the joy of being a mommy. --MAGA teen who faced off with Native American...
  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 Wisconsin mother...
  Issa Rae’s had a banner year, with TV, movies and cosmetic contracts and with her scene-stealing success comes mo’ money— and mo’ weight apparently. --MAGA teen who faced off with Native American elder in viral video sues CNN for $275...
  The Utah Jazz fan Shane Keisel, who caused Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook to get out of character and threaten to throw blows, got hit with a lifetime ban from Vivint Smart Arena. Westbrook got into a heated verbal altercation...
Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who made headlines for facing off with a Native American Elder during a rally outside the Lincoln Memorial, is planning for a big payback. The teen who went viral in January is...