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TheGrio recognizes those men from our community who are openly discussing the cause and effect of the #MeToo movement in substantial ways.
This Thursday, the "Justice for Victims of Lynching" bill advanced in the Senate, as a result of efforts from three Black Senators: Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Republican Tim Scott.
Today is a key day to register to vote in 17 states, where a lot is at stake for Black folks.  If you've slept on midterm elections before, now is the time to care.

This Weekend Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, but could he still be impeached by Democrats?In a new interview, Senator Cory Booker was asked about whether Democrats would try to impeach Kavanaugh if they win back...
Today the US Senate Will be Voting whether to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court Justice.Just yesterday in Washington DC, thousands of protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court with signs showcasing their dissaporoval of of Kavanaugh...
He went from beloved TV father figure to a prisoner with a number.  This is Bill Cosby's new life in a Pennsylvania prison, and how the general public is reacting to his 3-10 year sentence.

Zerlina Maxwell knows why she didn't report it.Maxwell was just about to start her first year of law school when she says she was attacked by someone she knew. The crushing weight of fear and the pounding worry of...
Reporter Corallys Ortiz responds to the racist voicemail she received from a viewer about her "n***erly" natural hair.
Hey, Grio fam! Here is your Download for Tuesday, September 25th.Dallas police are finally taking action against Amber Guyger --the officer who fatally shot Botham Jean.An investigation found Guyger “engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter and was...

Lucy McBath, the mother of slain teenager, Jordan Davis, killed in his car by a man who complained about “loud music,” wouldn't let him die in vain.Since the 2012 murder, McBath has channeled her pain into activism, advocating for...
Jamal Speaks, the high school football player kept from playing the game he loved over housing rules, is now back on the team.Speaks, an 18-year-old senior at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. received nationwide support after his principal...
On Wednesday night the NAACP hosted a “National Call to Action” in preparation for the highly anticipated midterm elections.
Corallys Ortiz, a TV meteorologist and reporter at WBBJ 7 in Jackson, TN, decided that instead of her usual straight-haired look, she would wear her natural curls on TV.
Marc Morial says the "n-word" was a fighting word when he grew up in Louisiana.Morial has seen race relations change from the days he was rocking an afro at __ University as an act of defiance, all the way...
Russell Hornsberry says it's time more Black fathers received the credit they deserve.
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has made a promise you won't hear most politicians make.Jealous, a former president of the NAACP, says if elected governor, he's planning to train citizens on how to organize and advocate for social...
This week at the Congressional Black Caucus' 48th Annual Legislative Conference, media maven April Reign stepped into theGrio's studio to talk about black women in the workplace.In the wake of tennis champ Serena Williams' upsetting experience at the U.S....
It was standing room only when rapper Meek Mill stepped into the room to headline a  panel on criminal justice reform at the 2018 Congressional Black Caucus conference in Washington D.C.
It's a primary day in New York, but Jumaane Williams is preaching the promise of a way of getting things done in the Empire state if he becomes Lieutenant Governor.
Lucy McBath, the mother of slain teenager, Jordan Davis, has words of comfort and motivation for the family of slain college student, Botham Jean