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In a candid new interview with theGrio, 2020 Presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN, says if America doesn't address race issues, the future of the country is at stake."I've reached the conclusion that if we don't...
This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center.CAROLINA, PR- When Marcos A. Rivera Ortiz, Esq. walks into his law offices in Puerto Rico, the walls are covered in reminders that justice isn't always blind.On this day, Rivera is dressed to the...
Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, was there to represent her family and push for more accountability of police officers.

Actress Tina Lifford from the hit OWN show, "Queen Sugar" talks about turning Aunt Vi into an iconic role, the impact of her lupus storyline and how she came to the realization that wellness is non-negotiable.
TheGrio's Deputy Editor, Natasha Alford, explains how a powerful storyline on the hit OWN show, "Queen Sugar" helped her come to terms with her diagnosis.
In an interview with theGrio, Kobe Richardson explains why everyone got it all wrong when he asked friend, Sally Hazelgrove to cut his locs.

Tatiana Denson is suing a PNC Bank brach in Tampa, FL., professing she was racially profiled during an attempt to open a business bank account for he new company.
It's one of the most bizarre videos to hit the internet, an 18-year-old man accused of murdering three family members, shows us what a double-standard in American policing looks like.Matthew Thomas Bernard, of Keeling, VA, was arrested after police...
Vice President Joe Biden says that white supremacist violence should be condemned, called out and ultimately prosecuted in court.

Entertainment Studios Chairman and CEO Byron Allen racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast is bigger than the media industry—it’s about civil rights, equality, ownership in the Black community and Black people having access. As the Department of Justice steps in...
Conversations about reparations aren't going away anytime soon, so with the help of Professor William Darity, theGrio looks at why we all need to get our 40 acres and a mule.
Being a journalist has never necessarily been easy, but today's Black content creators have a role that's more important than ever.
Actresses Corinne Foxx and Sistine Stallone are paving their own path in Hollywood as they make their big screen debut in the summer thriller, "47 Meters Down: Uncaged."
U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made quite a few heads turn at the most recent Democratic debate when she started talking about white privilege.The senator from New York broke down point-for-point how in America, white folks and Black folks...
When it comes to money, there’s a new generation of Black leaders who are taking different steps to secure their future. Despite a growing racial wealth gap, which analysts predict may leave the average Black family with zero wealth by...
President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Black leaders and Black cities on Monday, but is now setting his sights on Rev. Al Sharpton.
Retired women's basketball star and BIG3 league coach Lisa Leslie says it's time for companies to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to equal pay for women.The 6-foot-5 former WNBA champion with the LA Sparks,...
On Tuesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced a proposal for a landmark bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.The "Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act," is intended to support victims of the failed War on Drugs, by...
Francia Rivera and Jasmin Celini have finally found her.The two young women stare in amazement at the life-sized poster of a girl who looks just like them. She is brown-skinned with big dark fluffy hair, a full nose and...
Still she rises.Rep. Ilhan Omar, the freshmen congresswoman who had been a target for racist attacks from President Donald Trump and his supporters this week, received cheers of support at her own unofficial rally at a Minnesota airport on...