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Los Angeles- He inspired them to hustle and motivate.On Thursday, thousands of fans showed their appreciation at the STAPLES Center for Grammy-nominated rapper, entrepreneur and community activist, Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom. The gathering, both inside and outside of the...
In the wake of the tragic murder of rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle, new details are emerging about the legacy of love and family he leaves behind.In an interview with theGrio, Hussle's close friend and business partner, Karen Civil,...
Senator Cory Booker will introduce H.R. 40 bill, a commission to study reparations for African-Americans.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says Nipsey Hussle's death is a reminder that America needs to treat the shooting deaths of all Black men with urgency and invest in underserved neighborhoods.In an interview with theGrio at the National Action Network...
While addressing attendees at Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg explained his priorities for the Black community.
Journalist Dee Barnes recent revelations teaches us valuable lessons on how to have open conversations about averting financial hardships in the wake of personal disasters.

 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled details of an ambitious new plan to increase teacher pay across the country, citing several gaps in compensation to educators.The plan calls for the government to spend $350 billion with the intention...
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...