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The Southern Poverty Law Center reported this week that hate speech and crimes are on the rise around the country and can be directly linked to Donald Trump's vitriolic campaign and presidency. Wednesday the SPLC, which tracks white supremacists and other extremist...
  The Delaware Attorney General is investigating a case that questions an officer’s use of excessive force while arresting an unarmed 16-year-old, Philadelphia station WPVI reports. The teen, Roger Brown, was arrested on Friday outside his home in New Castle, Del., and...
  The Oscars on Sunday will not only be without a host, but it will be missing Kendrick Lamar and SZA. --Jussie Smollett pleads innocent to ‘Empire’ castmates, legal team releases statement-- The duo collaborated on the best original song nominee "All...
A class trip to teach students about the Great Depression, has a South Carolina mom upset after she learned her child instead ended up picking cotton in a field while singing old negro spirituals. --California high school students protest durag...
  Senator Kamala Harris opened up about being “disappointed” at the latest revelations in the Jussie Smollett saga that names the Empire star as the architect of a fake hate crime plot. Previously Harris said of Smollett: “@JussieSmollett is one of...
For Black History Month, students at a Virginia school were made to participate in a physical education activity that had them acting like runaway slaves. --Jussie Smollett pleads innocent to ‘Empire’ castmates, legal team releases statement-- Parents were outraged after students...
Members of a violent white supremacist prison gang that ordered hits on rivals and dealt meth were arrested in Oklahoma on a host of charges including, murder, racketeering, drug conspiracy and kidnapping. --California high school students protest durag ban ‘stop...
On Wednesday, Pasadena, California high school students protested a policy that bans wearing durags, something they say administrators associate with being a part of a gang. --Donald Trump attacks Jussie Smollett for ‘racist and dangerous’ MAGA comments as celebs react...
  President Donald Trump didn’t waste any time slamming Jussie Smollett on Twitter after Chicago police announced at a press conference this morning that the Empire star faked his own assault. Early Thursday morning Smollett turned himself in to police and...
  Brooklyn residents are upset and believe that cops are sitting on their block deliberately provoking gang members to act by blaring a controversial rap song from their squad cars. --Jussie Smollett Surrenders to Police: Charged with felony for filing false...
R. Kelly has packed up his things and moved out of the infamous West Side studio space in Chicago that allegedly doubled as sleeping quarters for his entourage and underaged girls. --New R. Kelly Sex Tape: Michael Avenatti claims he...
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 Delaware State...
  No doubt former President Barack Obama is living his best life and was out and about in Durham, North Carolina, supporting the number one Blue Devils at the Duke University basketball game against the University of North Carolina on Wednesday night. --Barack...
LeBron James confirmed that Space Jam 2 is set to start filming this summer. James will assume the role previously played by Michael Jordan.
Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown has an interesting road to parenthood that really is one for the books. --Queer Eye star Karamo Brown is engaged to Ian Jordan-- Brown opened up to PEOPLE about his new memoir Karamo: My Story of Embracing...
The curious case of the death of a Black woman in Georgia, Tamla Horsford, who partied with seven white women and was found dead in a backyard continues to raise concerns and has prompted numerous demands for answers. Now, local...
It’s been a bad week for Burberry, the latest brand to make a racist fashion blunder when they paraded a model down the walkway during London Fashion Week with a hoodie on with a noose. --Burberry debuts noose on brown...
Baltimore police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that involves three teens and a 12-year-old who have been charged with raping a 19-year-old woman after she exited a bus. --VIDEO: White woman hurls hateful rant against Mexican restaurant owner for...
An Alabama press group has censured the Democrat-Reporter’s editor after he called for the KKK to 'ride again' in D.C and terrorize Democrats. --Outrage after newspaper calls for KKK to terrorize DC Democrats ‘Hang all of them’-- The small-town Alabama newspaper...
An owner of a Mexican restaurant had a customer scream in his face and tell his employees to “get the f*** out of my country” because he discussed building renovations in Spanish. --President Barack Obama and Stephen Curry keep it...