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NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal stopped by theGrio's New York City studio to talk about a new health initiative that hits close to home.
AUSTIN, Texas— Julián Castro takes off his blazer to get to business. The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama met with The Grio during SXSW to set the record straight about his candidacy for...
Find out why Democratic Presidential candidate Julián Castro is calling out his fellow candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders over the issue of reparations to the African American community.

Sen. Cory Booker and Se. Barbara Lee re-introduce legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge past convictions.
For a Black dancer like Misty Copeland, the journey to becoming the prima ballerina that she is now takes years of sacrifice. But in one incident where she was asked sacrifice the hue of her skin, the acclaimed dancer...
In a recent interview with theGrio at Power Rising 2019 in New Orleans, Sen. Kamala Harris sat for a wide-ranging discussion about her 2020 presidential run, her policy agenda for Black America, and her plan to beat Donald Trump in...

https://youtu.be/gF1NjRiUnWMIn an exclusive interview with theGrio, presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addressed the question of her intended policy plan for the Black community, should she win the general election in 2020.Sen. Harris, who was a keynote speaker at...
NEW ORLEANS, LA- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) knows that there are people in the Black community who are skeptical about her career as a prosecutor but says she doesn't regret trying to change the system from the inside.In an...
Actress Sonja Sohn (The Chi, The Wire) is starring in a new Netflix basketball drama, in which art perfectly imitates life when it comes to Black athletes.'High Flying Bird' is the tale of a Black basketball agent's (André Holland)...

 After this weekend's NBA All Star game, Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry sat for a post-game press conference and was asked about his favorite basketball movie.When it comes to basketball flicks, there are many great classics to choose from. Spike...
E! News correspondent Nina Parker is the stylish, sharp and funny host who keeps us up on the latest entertainment gossip.  But before she was in the TV spotlight, Parker had a wild career journey, with plenty of twists and...
When it comes to #RelationshipGoals, Stefanie and Quentin James are setting the bar, while making power moves in politics with The Collective PAC.Watch the full episode of their #GrioTrueStory above!
E! News host Nina Parker is one of our favorites, known for keeping graceful under pressure and delivering the news in style. As the regular moderator for Vh1's "Love and Hip Hop" reunion specials and the host of E!'s new...
Actor Andre Holland, who starred in the award-winning movie Moonlight says he still keeps in touch with the movie's original playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney
The practice of homeschooling has been steadily on the rise across the United States over the past two decades. Black families are part of that growing number of home educators too— but their reasons can be very unique.theGrio’s Natasha...
Congresswoman Maxine Waters doesn't suffer fools.During her recent Millennial Media Row event prior to the State of the Union, the California Democrat had a few choice words for President Trump.Despite all his boastings of increased employment and his insistence on...
 https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1092999736624406528Stacey Abrams delivered a mighty Democratic response at tonight's State of the Union, making history as the first Black woman to do so.Standing in front of a racially diverse group of people, Abrams spoke to Democratic values, and brought...
Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood made history last fall when she was elected to Congress, the youngest Black woman to ever win a seat in the legislature, at 32 years old.Now as a freshman lawmaker on Capitol Hill, she is wasting...
Never count a Black woman out.Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat whose historic run for Governor almost flipped the state blue, isn't letting her loss in November stop her political momentum.Democrats have selected Abrams to give their State of the...
In 1961, Dorothy Butler Gilliam defied the odds by becoming the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post.At a time when Black people — let alone Black women — were not expected to have bylines in national papers, Gilliam was...