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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...
In the wake of what is being called a racist and homophobic attack against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollet, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) says the incident has everything to do with the way this country is being run.While racism and...
Pipeline Angels is helping Black women who want to step up to be guardian angels for other sisters who are trying to launch their own businesses.

The bearded and buff, Michael "Mike" Anthony, captured hearts and plenty of laughs on OWN TV's hit dating show, Ready To Love.Now the charismatic breakout star is onto his next media venture, launching a YouTube channel about love and...
If you've been craving sun this winter, new pics for the 'Gram or another stamp on your  passport (Black travel abroad is a movement!), the Caribbean island of Martinique may just have everything that you're looking for.Nestled south of Puerto...
Media personality Nick Cannon says it's time for Black women to get the respect they deserve.On Thursday, Cannon posted a lengthy Instagram message apologizing for collaborating with R. Kelly on a 2003 rap song called "Gigolo."In the song, R....
 They always say the tables can turn.With a new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus is seeing its members step into key leadership roles. During the Republican House majority, not a single African-American chaired...
U.S Representative, Ayanna Pressley, blasted president Donald Trump in her first speech on the house floor stating:"I rise today in opposition to the occupant of the White House. Mr.Trump, you took an oath— just as I did five days...
In this video op-ed, Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, talks about people's different reactions to Cyntoia Brown and R.Kelly's accusers. Read the video transcript below.A lot of people are celebrating Cyntoia Brown's freedom. She’s getting clemency after serving almost 15...
When then-candidate Donald Trump first uttered "Look at my African-American over there," he put Black America on notice.As much as many members of the GOP claim to hate identity politics, politicians like Trump use it when they see fit.From...
No one deserves "me-time" more than moms.  And with 2019 in full swing, self-care seems like the go-to resolution for a generation that's more busy and plugged into the world than ever.Thankfully, a new generation of moms are being...
Today, Jazmine Barnes,7, is put to rest after being fatally shot in Texas on December 30th. Barnes was in the back seat of a car with her mother, LaPorsha Washington (who was shot in the arm), while Brown was shot in...
Viewers of a Rochester television station were shocked this week when a meteorologist lobbed a racial slur about Martin Luther King Jr. during a weather segment.While describing a local park named for King, WHEC weatherman Jeremy Kappell, uttered "Martin Luther 'Coon'" before...
Cyntoia Brown will be a free woman!Monday, Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam, granted Cyntoia Brown clemency after a long fight by activists and her legal team. Brown has been in prison for nearly 15 years and was serving a life sentence for killing,Johnny Mitchell...