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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. Victoria Davis sold...
This week's "Editor's Note" focuses on the Trump Administration's immigration policy of separating parents and children, and how different chapters of American history show indifference to the humanity of people of color.
One of the biggest myths out there is that black folks don't need to worry about the sun.While people with brown skin may not visibly or easily "burn" or need a tan, melanin of all shades needs protection, rejuvenation...

This past weekend Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped a joint album and a music video. Let’s just say we were not ready!The album, titled "Everything is Love" features nine tracks, one of the blackest album covers in recent history, and...
Queen Sugar Season 3 is getting real good! Check out our video recap and review of the latest episode "No Haven In My Shadow."  theGrio's Deputy Editor, Natasha Alford, breaks down the good, bad and ugly of the Bordelon...

It was the movie that changed the game and the culture when it dropped in 1972.  But how well do you know "Superfly"? We quizzed actors Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell, who star in the 2018 "Superfly" remake, and...
Today President Donald Trump made headlines with his commutation of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who had a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense.Kim Kardashian met with President Trump just last week in an effort to advocate...
 She's the original social influencer.Now Oprah Winfrey is officially going down in American history. The television icon is getting her own special exhibit at the famed National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which will let visitors see...

From the Jim Crow south to the halls of Paris and Vogue. Andre Leon Talley, has seen and survived it all. After decades of being one of the leading voices in the world of high fashion and luxury brands where trends...
Johnny Perez used to speak to himself in solitary confinement, just to hear a human voice.The isolation inside Rikers Island prison walls could drive anyone crazy.  But for Perez, then a 21-year-old young man facing 15 years for robbery...
For travelers who like a more relaxing vibe in the Caribbean, there are several options in Kingston, Jamaica for you to enjoy.
When Linsey Davis comes on your television screen, chances are you're seeing her report some pretty serious news. The Emmy award-winning journalist is changing things up as she introduces her very first children's book "The World Is Awake: A Celebration of...
If you watched Childish Gambino’s new “This Is America” video, you’ll understand exactly why it went viral in less than 24 hours. It’s raw, edgy and impossible to look away from.Glover partnered up with award-winning “Atlanta” FX Director, Hiro...
Actress Jill Marie Jones sat down with theGrio to dish on her new show "Monogamy" and talk about her personal journey with love, life and dating.
The Collective PAC is organizing so Black candidates can run-and win- this November.
The Vassells will hold funeral services for their son at St. Anthony Baptist Church, down the street from where he was killed,
The 21-year-old Harvard University student beaten by Cambridge police on Friday evening, remains hospitalized.
If you've ever been to a Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, you know the experience can be life-changing.Aside from partying with beautiful people and a good time, there is an uplifting power in soca music, freedom of expression, and...